Helen Schucman, Anonymous & William Thetford The great classic work, A Course in Miracles, is devoted to teachings about who we are, our relationships to God and with each other, and the actually mental nature of our bodies and the world. There are three constituent parts to the Course: The Text, a Workbook for Students, and the Manual for Teachers. The Text lays out the theoretical foundation for the metaphysical system of the Course. The Workbook contains a series of 365 Lessons to be practiced daily for the purpose of retraining the mind and healing our perception. Finally, the Manual contains information for and about advanced teachers of God. A Course in Miracles is also about miracles, which students understand to be, in part, a shift in perception to healed vision. But miracles are more than a shift in perception, because the shift has consequences in the world as we see it. The conversational tone of this Original Edition invites the novice student into conversation with the Author, and even advanced students of A Course in Miracles have found a new clarity and a deeper understanding from their study of the Original Edition of the Course. The restoration of the previously lost material and presentation of the text in its original sequence enlivens the conversation with the Author and gives him a presence that some feel is lacking in the later editions. When encountering Schucman and Thetford's original edition, students frequently find fresh clarity as they read its wording or new understanding. Surely study of the Original Edition is essential to your curriculum.
Anonymous A collection of the best English poetry, by several hands .... In two vol's octavo: [pt.1], Unknown. A collection of the best English poetry, by several hands .... In two vol's octavo 2v. ; 8⁰. London : printed, and sold by T. Warner, 1717. Each item has a separate titlepage, pagination and register. The parts were published between 1708 and 1710, many of them by H. Hills, but were reissued with a collective titlepage. Reproduction of original from the British Library. Case, 294 English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT71. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous Everyman, Anonymous. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1679 . Everyman Anonymous Manchester edition drawn from first printed edition by Iohan Skot. edt (Editor) Cawley, A. C. Manchester Manchester University Press 1961 University of Oxford Text Archive Oxford University of Oxford Text Archive Oxford University Computing Services 13 Banbury Road Oxford OX2 6NN firstname.lastname@example.org Prepared by Ian Lancashire.
Anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In the poem, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious warrior who is completely green, from his clothes and hair to his beard and skin, save for his red eyes. The "Green Knight" offers to allow anyone to strike him with his axe if the challenger will take a return blow in a year and a day. Gawain accepts, and beheads him in one blow, only to have the Green Knight stand up, pick up his head, and remind Gawain to meet him at the appointed time. In his struggles to uphold his oath, Gawain faithfully demonstrates the qualities of chivalry and loyalty until his honor is called into question by a test crafted by the lady of the castle in which much of the story takes place. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the better-known Arthurian stories, which date back to the 12th century.
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Anonymous Reprint of 1954 Edition. Richard Walker, the author of this work, is the second most popular Twelve Step recovery author in total sales, after Bill Wilson. Walker has helped untold numbers of alcoholics through his writings. "Twenty-Four Hours a Day" is a book of meditation, thought, and prayer that is soul inspiring, spiritually uplifting, and filled with sage words of wisdom. While geared toward members of Alcoholics Anonymous to help them in their daily program of recovery, the book has much to offer any individual who is working on self-improvement and personal growth, and who is searching for spiritual uplifting and guidance. The book is divided into the 365 days of the calendar year, offering a thought, meditation, and related short prayer on each day. Much of the material is based on the Big Book and other A.A. literature. A classic work.
Anonymous The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition. Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly, largely of the Church of England, it became and remains the 'subordinate standard' of doctrine in the Church of Scotland, and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide.
In 1643, the English Parliament called upon "learned, godly and judicious Divines", to meet at Westminster Abbey in order to provide advice on issues of worship, doctrine, government and discipline of the Church of England. Their meetings, over a period of five years, produced the confession of faith, as well as a Larger Catechism and a Shorter Catechism. For more than three centuries, various churches around the world have adopted the confession and the catechisms as their standards of doctrine, subordinate to the Bible.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism (also known simply as the Shorter Catechism or WSC) was written in the 1640s by English and Scottish divines. The assembly also produced the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger Catechism. The three documents are considered by many Protestants to be the grandest doctrinal statements to come out of the English Reformation. Completed in 1647, it was presented to the Long Parliament on 14 April 1648.
The purpose of the Shorter Catechism is to educate lay persons in matters of doctrine and belief. The WSC is in a simple question and answer format to facilitate memorization. Typically, parents and the church would use the shorter catechism to train their children in the ways of the Lord. New converts are also given the WSC as well as the Confession of Faith and Holy Scripture to study. Various denominations have used the Westminster Confession and Catechism to instruct their members.
Anonymous The novel is narrated by a flea who tells the tale of a beautiful young girl named Bella falling into her own curiosity of her sexuality and the people who take advantage of her own ignorance. The novel serves as both erotica and also as a piece of anti-church propaganda (by portraying members of the priesthood as immoral, manipulative and hypocritical).
Anonymous New York newspaper advertisements and news items: 1777-1779, Unknown. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/2093 . New York newspaper advertisements and news items : 1777-1779 creation of machine-readable version Triggs, Jeffery s.n. s.l. s.d Included are articles from: The American advertiser ; The American chronicle ; The American Minerva : an evening advertiser ; The Argus ; Argus Greenleaf’s New daily advertiser ; The Columbian gazetteer ; The commercial advertiser ; The constitutional gazette ; The country journal ; The daily advertiser ; The diary ; The evening register ; The French and American gazette ; Gazette of the United States ; The general advertiser ; The Goshen repository ; The herald ; The impartial gazetteer ; The independent journal ; The literary companion ; Loudon’s register ; The mercantile advertiser ; The mercantile evening advertiser ; The Minerva ; The New York chronicle ; The New-York daily advertiser ; The New-York gazette ; The New-York gazette ; The New-York journal ; The New-York Mercury ; The New-York morning post ; The New-York packet ; The New-York weekly chronicle ; The New-York weekly journal ; New-York weekly museum ; Rivington gazette ; Rivington’s New-York gazetteer ; The royal American gazette ; The Royal Gazette ; The spectator ; The weekly mercury ; The weekly museum ; The New-York weekly post-boy ; Patriotic register ; The spectator ; The time-piece ; Universal daily advertiser ; Universal advertiser ; The weekly museum ; The weekly post-boy
Anonymous "How few there are among us who know what prevailing prayer really is! Every one of us would confess that we believe in prayer, yet how many of us truly believe in the power of prayer?"
The Kneeling Christian is considered to be the most widely-read book on the topic of prayer. Written by an anonymous writer in the early 1900's, the enduring quality of the book lies in the no-fluff advice of the writer. It was his simple conviction that prayer was essential to a vibrant Christian life.
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Anonymous The Best Conversation, you over heard on the bus. Love, Religion, Parenting, Success and more discussed passionately and aggressively by an author who has seen a great level of success but thinks he's unsuccessful, this quick read says more in a few pages than most can say in a book, it is engaging and will have you drawn in to the conversations happening in front of you...
Anonymous Primarily thought of as a book geared for the recovering alcoholic, this wonderful book could really apply to whatever addiction one may suffer, including selfishness. A wonderful book that compliments the AA program, that when read each morning it gets me started off on the right foot, and reminds me to put God and the needs of my friends and family first, thus keeping my selfish tendencies under wraps. A great companion, and certainly a great gift for someone starting recovery from alcoholism.
Anonymous Anglo-Saxon poetic records, Unknown. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1936 . The Anglo-Saxon poetic records: a collective edition Krapp, George Philip, 1872-1934 Dobbie, Elliott Van Kirk 6 v. : ill. ; 23 cm. Columbia University Press New York 1931-1953 Each [vol.] has also a distinctive title page Title from half-title Vols. 1-2, 5, edited by G.P. Krapp; v. 3 by G.P. Krapp and E.V.K. Dobbie; v. 4, 6 by E.V.K. Dobbie
Anonymous An explanation of the figure of anatomy: wherein the circulation of the blood is made visible, through glass veins and arteries, with the actions of the heart and lungs; ... Adorned with a copper-plate, ... 16p. ; 4⁰. London : printed in the year, 1737. Reproduction of original from the British Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT56792. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous A select collection of poems: with notes, biographical and historical.: [pt.1], Unknown. A select collection of poems: with notes, biographical and historical. 8v.,plates : ports. ; 8⁰. London : printed by and for J. Nichols, 1780-82. Edited by John Nichols. Vols. 1-4 and 6 dated 1780, vol.7 1781, and vols. 5 and 8 1782. Augustan Reprint Society: two sonnets only (from vol.VI, pp.103-105). Reproduction of original from the British Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT93622. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement., Unknown. A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement. ,320p. ; 8⁰. London : printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767. Dodsley's collection = 'A collection of poems by several hands'. Horizontal chain lines. Reproduction of original from the British Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT124631. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous Directions for the medicine chest, Unknown. Directions for the medicine chest ,3-25,p. ; 8⁰. North Shields : printed by W. Kelley, 1795. Reproduction of original from the British Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT129767. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous Western drama, having all but disappeared during the Dark Ages, reemerged spontaneously in the liturgy and life of the medieval church. Vernacular miracle plays of England's Middle Ages were performed by lay people — many by trade guilds — unschooled in church Latin, but familiar with the biblical events upon which the dramas were based. Morality plays provided moral instruction, their principal characters vivid personifications of virtue and vice. The most durable of the morality plays has proven to be Everyman, whose central character, summoned by Death, must face final judgment on the strength of his good deeds. This venerable drama is reprinted here along with three other medieval classics: The Second Shepherds' Play, Noah's Flood, and Hickscorner.
Anonymous The black art detected and expos'd: or, a demonstration of the hellish impiety, of being, or desiring to be a wizzard, conjurer, or witch. ... In a letter to a country gentleman, Unknown. The black art detected and expos'd: or, a demonstration of the hellish impiety, of being, or desiring to be a wizzard, conjurer, or witch. ... In a letter to a country gentleman 54,p. ; 8⁰. London : printed for William Carter, 1707. With a final advertisement leaf. Reproduction of original from the British Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT55737. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous An essay on the nature and method of treating the gout, Unknown. An essay on the nature and method of treating the gout 22p. ; 8⁰. London : printed for the author, 1746. Reproduction of original from the National Library of Medicine. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN5204. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest known works of Hindu literature. It has inspired thousands of artist and leaders alike. And if you look at most translations, you will be confused!
If you have struggled in the past reading The Bhagavad-Gita, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of the text.
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Anonymous The English Bill of Rights, or "An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown," was passed by Parliament on 16 December 1689. It was a re-statement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention Parliament to William and Mary in March 1689 inviting them to become joint sovereigns of England. The Bill of Rights lays down limits on the powers of sovereign and sets out the rights of Parliament and rules for freedom of speech in Parliament, the requirement to regular elections to Parliament and the right to petition the monarch without fear of retribution. It also reestablished the liberty of Protestants bear arms for their defense and condemned James II of England for "causing several good subjects being Protestants to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed contrary to law."
The Bill of Rights is noteworthy for being the first political document to reflect the natural rights and political philosophy of renowned political philosopher John Locke, who would greatly influence America’s Founding Fathers a century later. In particular, it codified Locke’s “social contract theory,” requiring monarchs to seek the consent of the people, who are represented in Parliament.
In the United Kingdom, the Bill of Rights is further accompanied by the Magna Carta, Habeas Corpus Act 1679 and Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949 as some of the basic documents of the uncodified British constitution. Its provisions are instantly recognizable within the U.S. Constitution and its own Bill of Rights, which would follow nearly 100 years later. Among the provisions are:
The sovereign cannot unilaterally establish new courts or act as a judge.
The agreement of parliament became necessary for the implementation of any new taxes.
Only civil courts, not Church courts, are legal
Freedom to petition the monarch without fear of retribution
No standing army may be maintained during a time of peace without the consent of parliament.
No royal interference in the freedom of the people to have arms for their own defence
Freedom of speech and debates;
No excessive bail or "cruel and unusual" punishments may be imposed
Anonymous The Book of Jasher is the English name of a work known in original Hebrew as Sefer haYashar, (ספר הישר; transliterated Sēper haiYāšār). It is the best-known of several "Lost books of the Old Testament", books which are referenced in the Hebrew Bible of which no copies are known to exist. The original Hebrew translates the Book of Jasher as the "Book of the Upright".
Anonymous The basic text of the SAA fellowship, Sex Addicts Anonymous explains sex addiction from the SAA perspective and demonstrates, through examples, how sex addiction worsens over time. It describes the personal powerlessness and unmanageability of sex addiction, and the damage to personal relationships, livelihood, and physical health that is often caused by addictive behavior.
Sex Addicts Anonymous conveys a vision of hope for the addict through a recovery program based on the time-honored Twelve Steps that were initially proposed for alcoholics. A separate section of the book offers a variety of personal stories from individual members of the fellowship to illustrate the challenges and the hope of recovery.
Anonymous "To you who read, I speak. To you, who, through long years and much running to and fro, have been eagerly seeking, in books and teachings, in philosophy and religion, for you know not what—Truth, Happiness, Freedom, God. To you whose Soul is weary and discouraged and almost destitute of hope."—So begins this short inspirational work. "Impersonal Life" is a classic of Christian literature, which aims to bring the reader closer to God.
Anonymous This introduction to the Twelve Steps of the Alcoholics Anonymous program is offered to all alcoholic men and women whose "lives have become unmanageable" because of their powerlessness over alcohol. The purpose of this interpretation is to help members quickly work out an acceptable 24-hour schedule of A.A. living. This subject matter is founded on basic information from the book Alcoholics Anonymous.
Anonymous An essay on the force of imagination in pregnant women: Addressed to the ladies. ,iv,33,p. ; 8⁰. London : printed for R. Baldwin, 1772. Reproduction of original from the National Library of Medicine. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN1663. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work that historians believe dates back as far as 300 B.C. The book is traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is not part of the biblical canon as used by Jews, but it is part of the biblical canon in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Eritrean Orthodox Church, but no other Christian group.
It is wholly extant only in the Ge'ez language, with Aramaic fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a few Greek and Latin fragments. There is no consensus among scholars about the original language: some propose Aramaic, others Hebrew, while the probable thesis is that the book of Enoch, like Daniel, was composed partially in Aramaic and partially in Hebrew.
A short section of the book of Enoch (1 En 1:9) is quoted in the New Testament, in Letter of Jude 1:14-15, and it is attributed in there to "Enoch the Seventh from Adam" (1 En 60:8). For this reason, some believe that all the writers of the New Testament were familiar with it and were influenced by it in thought and diction.
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Anonymous Observations on the use of bathing; warm and cold: and the diseases it will cure without a doctor. With an account of the cicer venereum, ... the celebrated restorative among the antient Greeks, ... Illustrated with its figure. 43,p.,plate : ill. ; 8⁰. London : printed for J. Davis, and M. Cooper, 1759. Reproduction of original from the Huntington Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN10857. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous Tout est dit dans cet extrait: «Bon Dieu ! ma soeur, dit alors Dinarzade, que votre conte est merveilleux ! - La suite en est encore plus surprenante, répondit Scheherazade, et vous en tomberiez d'accord, si le sultan voulait me laisser vivre encore aujourd'hui, et me donner la permission de vous la raconter la nuit prochaine.» Schahriar, qui avait écouté Scheherazade avec plaisir, dit en lui-même: «J'attendrai jusqu'à demain, je la ferai toujours bien mourir quand j'aurai entendu la fin de son conte.» Une édition réalisée par Bibebook
Anonymous Arden of Feversham, Unknown. The lamentable and true tragedie of M. Arden of Feversham in Kent -- Imprinted at London for Edward White -- 1592.. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/0001 .
Anonymous Of all the old English stories, the tale of Gawain and the Green Knight has remained one of the most popular ever told; dozens of movies and books have used Gawain as inspiration. It's one of the most important books in the English language. If it's so great, why is it so hard to understand! BookCaps helps with this modern retelling of Gawain.
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Anonymous The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith was written by Particular Baptists, who held to a Calvinistic Soteriology in England to give a formal expression of their Christian faith from a Baptist perspective. This confession, like The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and the Savoy Declaration (1658), was written by Puritans who were concerned that their particular church organisation reflected what they perceived to be Biblical teaching.
The 1689 Confession, alongside the Westminster Confession and Savoy Declaration, are considered to be the most important Reformed Confessions made in the English-speaking world. There is no doubt that the 1689 confession relied heavily upon the work already done in writing the two other confessions, but this is not to understate its importance and influence in Baptist churches specifically, and Reformed and Calvinistic churches generally, since that point.
Particular Baptists were quick to develop churches in colonial America, and in 1707 the Philadelphia Baptist Association was formed. This association formally adopted the 1689 confession in 1742 after years of tacit endorsement by individual churches and congregational members. With the addition of two chapters (on the singing of psalms and the laying on of hands), it was retitled The Philadelphia Confession of Faith Further Calvinistic Baptist church associations formed in the mid-late 18th century and adopted the confession as “The Baptist Confession”.
Anonymous "El Poema de Mio Cid", or "The Poem of the Cid", is the oldest preserved Spanish epic poem, thought to date to before the thirteenth century. The author of the poem is unknown, and there is some debate as to whether it can be attributed to one or many individuals. The story probably began as an oral tradition passed down by generation, recounting the exploits of an exiled soldier during the Spanish Reconquista who regained his honor in battle against the Moorish armies and in conquest of Valencia. The realist tone of the story is unusual for European medieval tales, but lends to an excellent depiction of the politics and conflict between the Moors, Jews and Spanish Christians of the 11th century. "The Poem of the Cid" has been a beloved work of Spanish literature for centuries, and its timeless themes of national and religious identity, honor, and personal gallantry make it a popular classic today.
Anonymous The medieval morality play, which became popular in Europe during the 15th and 16th century, is a allegorical drama in which personal attributes are personified and the moral of choosing good over evil is generally conveyed. In this volume you will find one of the most famous examples of this genre in the play "Everyman" along with the following other plays: "The Deluge", "Abraham, Melchisedec, And Isaac", "The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Play", "The Coventry Nativity Play", "The Wakefield Miracle-Play Of The Crucifixion", "The Cornish Mystery-Play Of The Three Maries", "The Mystery Of Mary Magdalene And The Apostles", "The Wakefield Pageant Of The Harrowing Of Hell", and "God's Promises."
Anonymous The String of Pearls is the first installment of the Sweeney Todd penny part serial. It introduces the homicidal barber who became a staple of Victorian melodrama. In his barber shop on Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd murders his clients by tipping them down a chute and cleaning them off afterward with his straight razor. The bodies are then carried through an underground passage to Mrs. Lovett's pie shop, where they're made into pies.
Anonymous There were three of us—Mary, Eliza, and myself. I was approaching fifteen, Mary was about a year younger, and Eliza between twelve and thirteen years of age. Mamma treated us all as children, and was blind to the fact that I was no longer what I had been. Although not tall for my age, nor outwardly presenting a manly appearance, my passions were awakening, and the distinctive feature of my sex, although in repose it looked magnificent enough, was very sufficiently developed when under the influence of feminine excitement. As yet, I had absolutely no knowledge of the uses of the different organs of sex. My sisters and I all slept in the same room. They together in one bed, I alone in another. When no one was present, we had often mutually examined the different formations of our sexes. We had discovered that mutual handlings gave a certain amount of pleasing sensation; and, latterly, my eldest sister had discovered that the hooding and unhooding of my doodle, as she called it, instantly caused it to swell up and stiffen as hard as a piece of wood. My feeling of her little pinky slit gave rise in her to nice sensations, but on the slightest attempt to insert even my finger, the pain was too great. We had made so little progress in the attouchements that not the slightest inkling of what could be done in that way dawned upon us. I had begun to develope a slight growth of moss-like curls round the root of my cock; and then, to our surprise, Mary began to show a similar tendency. As yet, Eliza was as bald as her hand, but both were prettily formed, with wonderfully full and fat mounts of Venus. We were perfectly innocent of guile and quite habituated to let each other look at all our naked bodies without the slightest hesitation; and when playing in the garden, if one wanted to relieve the pressure on the bladder, we all squatted down together, and crossed waters, each trying who could piddle fastest. Notwithstanding these symptoms of passion when excited, in a state of calm I might have passed for a boy of ten or eleven. My father had left us but moderately provided for, and mamma, wishing to live comfortably, preferred giving me lessons along with my sisters at home to sending me to school; but her health beginning to fail, she inserted an advertisement in the Times for a governess. Out of a large number of applicants, a young lady, of the name of Evelyn, was selected. Some ten days afterwards she arrived, and became one of the family.
The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is a Victorian erotic novel written anonymously in four volumes during the years 1873–1876 and published by William Lazenby.
Anonymous First passed down orally through innumerable generations of minstrels before the presence of Christianity in Scandinavia, and written down eventually by unknown poets, "The Poetic Edda" is a collection of mythological and heroic Old Norse poems. It was preserved for hundreds of years in the medieval Codex Regius of Iceland. This body of poetry contains narratives on creation, the Doom of the Gods, the adventures of Thor and hostile giants, and many tales of love, family, heroes, and tragedy. Rediscovered in the seventeenth century and immediately celebrated for its broad portrait of northern pagan beliefs, "The Poetic Edda" is the most important source of Norse mythology and Germanic heroic legends in existence today. It is a fascinating collection of poems that has stirred the imagination of artists such as Richard Wagner and Thomas Gray, and it will continue to inspire as it stands as a valuable and informative historical document and an entertaining set of stories of Norse mythology.
Anonymous The Egyptian Book of the Dead is the name given to a series of ancient Egyptian funerary texts dating from 1550-50 B.C. Known in Egypt as the “Book of Coming Forth by Day,” the text has a number of magic spells that were to assist the dead person to the underworld and the afterlife. The Book of the Dead was part of a tradition of funerary texts which includes the earlier Pyramid Texts and Coffin Texts, and some of the Book of the Dead’s spells came from these older books
There was no single Book of the Dead. Instead, it has come together from surviving papyrus writings that contained a selection of religious texts and spells, varying considerably in hieroglyphics and illustrations. Some Egyptians seem to have commissioned their own copies of the Book of the Dead, perhaps choosing the spells they thought most vital in their own progression to the afterlife. The Book of the Dead was placed in the coffin or burial chamber of the deceased, while spells from the Book were inscribed on the sarcophagus and tomb walls.
The existence of the Book of the Dead was known as early as the Middle Ages, but nobody could understand the contents, and it was often misinterpreted as an Egyptian version of the Bible or Qu’ran. It eventually was translated during the 19th century, with the most common translation coming from E. A. Wallis Budge.
Anonymous The hive of modern literature: a collection of essays, narratives, allegories, and instructive compositions; ..., Unknown. The hive of modern literature: a collection of essays, narratives, allegories, and instructive compositions; ... vii,,287,p. ; 12⁰. Newcastle : printed for S. Hodgson, and G. G. and J. Robinson, London, [1795?] The paper is watermarked: 1794. Reproduction of original from the British Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT111046. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).
Anonymous The saga of Grettir the Strong , Unknown. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/2085 . The saga of Grettir the Strong : a story of the eleventh century / translated from the Icelandic by G. A. Hight tr. Hight, George Ainslie, b. 1851 xviii, 258 p. ; 18 cm. J. M. Dent ; E. P. Dutton London ; New York 1914 Everyman's library ; no. 699