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My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson Being the Auto-Biography of an Author. Written by Himself.

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MY LIFE:

Or

The Adventures of Geo. Thompson. Being the Auto Biography of an Author. Written by Himself.

Why rove in Fiction's shadowy land, And seek for treasures there, When Truth's domain, so near at hand, Is filled with things most rare When every day brings something new, Some great, stupendous change, Something exciting, wild and true , Most wonderful and strange!

[ORIGINAL.]

{First published 1854}

[Illustration: Yellow Cover of Thompson's My Life . Original size 6 x 9 1/8". Courtesy, American Anti...

The Hero of the Humber or the History of the Late Mr. John Ellerthorpe –by: Henry Woodcock

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THE

HERO OF THE HUMBER;

OR, THE

HISTORY OF THE LATE

MR. JOHN ELLERTHORPE

(FOREMAN OF THE HUMBER DOCK GATES, HULL),

BEING A RECORD OF

REMARKABLE INCIDENTS IN HIS CAREER AS A SAILOR; HIS CONVERSION AND CHRISTIAN USEFULNESS; HIS UNEQUALLED SKILL AS A SWIMMER, AND HIS EXPLOITS ON THE WATER, WITH A MINUTE ACCOUNT OF HIS DEEDS OF DARING IN SAVING, WITH HIS OWN HANDS, ON SEPARATE AND DISTINCT OCCASIONS, UPWARDS OF FORTY PERSONS FROM DEATH BY DROWNING: TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS LAST AFFLICTION, DEATH, ETC.

BY THE

REV. HENRY WOODCOCK,

AUTHOR OF ...

Old John Brown, the man whose soul is marching on –by: Walter Hawkins

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OLD JOHN BROWN

THE MAN WHOSE SOUL IS MARCHING ON

by

WALTER HAWKINS

PREFACE

This book is for busy people who have not the time to read at large upon the subject. Those who would adequately master all the bearings of the story here briefly told must read American history, for which facilities are rapidly increasing. As to John Brown himself, his friend F. B. Sanborn's LIFE AND LETTERS is a mine of wealth. To its pages the present writer is greatly indebted, and he commends them to others.

W. H.

Kilburn, May 1913.

CONTENTS

...

Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again A Life Story –by: Joseph Barker

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MODERN SKEPTICISM: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF DOUBT AND BACK AGAIN.

A Life Story

by

JOSEPH BARKER.

Philadelphia: Smith, English & Co. 1874. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by Rev. Joseph Barker, In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. Jas. B. Rodgers Co., Printers and Stereotypers, Philadelphia.

CONTENTS.

PREFACE, 7

CHAPTER I.

Introduction. My early life. Enter the Church. The Ministry. Happy days. Sad change. How happened it? 17

CHAPTER II.

Causes of unbelief. Vice. Ot...

The Memoirs of General Philip H. Sheridan, Volume I., Part 1

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PERSONAL MEMOIRES OF P. H. SHERIDAN, VOL. I., PART 1.

By Philip Henry Sheridan

PREFACE

When, yielding to the solicitations of my friends, I finally decided to write these Memoirs, the greatest difficulty which confronted me was that of recounting my share in the many notable events of the last three decades, in which I played a part, without entering too fully into the history of these years, and at the same time without giving to my own acts an unmerited prominence. To what extent I have overcome this difficulty I must leave the reader to judge.

In...

Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

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PIONEER

E text prepared by Charles Klingman

REMINISCENCES OF A SOUTH AFRICAN PIONEER

(1st Series Wanderjahre)

by

WILLIAM CHARLES SCULLY

Author of "By Veldt and Kopje," "Kafir Stories," "The Ridge of the White Waters," "Between Sun and Sand," Etc., Etc.

With 16 Illustrations

T. Fisher Unwin London: Adelphi Terrace Leipsic: Inselstrasse 20

First published in 1913. (All rights reserved.)

"Ignoranti quern portum petat, nullus suus ventus est."

SENECA.

To

ELAINE, GERALD, ERNEST, MIRIAM, LILLA, AND BETTY,

THIS RECORD O...

Consolations in Travel or, the Last Days of a Philosopher –by: Humphry Davy

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CONSOLATIONS IN TRAVEL; OR, THE LAST DAYS OF A PHILOSOPHER.

BY SIR HUMPHRY DAVY, BART., Late President of the Royal Society .

CASSELL & COMPANY, LIMITED: LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK & MELBOURNE . 1889

INTRODUCTION.

Humphry Davy was born at Penzance, in Cornwall, on the 17th of December, 1778, and died at Geneva on the 29th of May, 1829, at the age of fifty. He was a philosopher who turned knowledge to wisdom; he was one of the foremost of our English men of science; and this book, written when he was dying, which makes Reason the companion of Faith, shows how h...

Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville –by: Mary Somerville

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PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS,

FROM EARLY LIFE TO OLD AGE,

OF

MARY SOMERVILLE.

WITH

Selections from her Correspondence.

BY HER DAUGHTER, MARTHA SOMERVILLE.

FIFTH THOUSAND.

LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, 1874.

[ The Right of Translation is reserved. ]

WORKS BY MRS. SOMERVILLE.

THE MECHANISM OF THE HEAVENS. 8vo. 1831.

THE CONNECTION OF THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES. 9th Edition. Post 8vo. 9 s. 1858.

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. 6th Edition. Post 8vo. 9 s. 1870.

MOLECULAR AND MICROSCOPIC SCIENCE. 2 vols. Post 8vo. ...

Court Life in China

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COURT LIFE IN CHINA

THE CAPITAL

ITS OFFICIALS AND PEOPLE

By

ISAAC TAYLOR HEADLAND

Professor in the Peking University

ISAAC TAYLOR HEADLAND'S THREE BOOKS THAT "LINK EAST AND WEST"

Court Life in China: The Capital Its Officials and People. The Chinese Boy and Girl Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes

PREFACE

Until within the past ten years a study of Chinese court life would have been an impossibility. The Emperor, the Empress Dowager, and the court ladies were shut up within the Forbidden City, away from a world they were anxious to see, and which was e...

The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West –by: Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville

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THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE

Digested from his journal

by Washington Irving

Originally published in 1837

Introductory Notice

WHILE ENGAGED in writing an account of the grand enterprise of Astoria, it was my practice to seek all kinds of oral information connected with the subject. Nowhere did I pick up more interesting particulars than at the table of Mr. John Jacob Astor; who, being the patriarch of the fur trade in the United States, was accustomed to have at his board various persons of adventurous turn, some of whom had been engaged in his own g...

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