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Women of History; Selected from the Writings of Standard Authors – various authors

AROMAN dame, illustrious for her beauty and the nobleness of her birth, and more for her virtue. She was married to one Collatinus, a relative of Tarquin, king of Rome. Her tragic story runs thus: Tarquin, not having been able to render himself master of the town of Ardea so promptly as he had calculated, […]

Victorian Songs; Lyrics of the Affections and Nature – Gosse, Garrett, and Garrett

N O species of poetry is more ancient than the lyrical, and yet none shows so little sign of having outlived the requirements of human passion. The world may grow tired of epics and of tragedies, but each generation, as it sees the hawthorns blossom and the freshness of girlhood expand, is seized with a […]

United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches; From Washington to George W. Bush – various authors

[Transcriber’s note: The Nation’s first chief executive took his oath of office in April in New York City on the balcony of the Senate Chamber at Federal Hall on Wall Street. General Washington had been unanimously elected President by the first electoral college, and John Adams was elected Vice President because he received the second […]

The Swedish Fairy Book – Stroebe, Hood, and Martens

Once upon a time there was a poor widow, who found an egg under a pile of brush as she was gathering kindlings in the forest. She took it and placed it under a goose, and when the goose had hatched it, a little boy slipped out of the shell. The widow had him baptized […]

The Pearl Story Book Stories and Legends of Winter, Christmas, and New Year’s Day – various authors

Once upon a time there was an Indian village built on the bank of a wide river. During the spring, summer, and autumn the people were very happy. There was plenty of fuel and game in the deep woods; the river afforded excellent fish. But the Indians dreaded the months when the Ice King reigned. […]

The Night Before Christmas and Other Popular Stories For Children – Various

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. […]

The Lock and Key Library; The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations; Real Life – Various Authors

The flight and extradition of Charles F. Dodge unquestionably involved one of the most extraordinary battles with justice in the history of the criminal law. The funds at the disposal of those who were interested in procuring the prisoner’s escape were unlimited in extent, and the arch conspirator for whose safety Dodge was spirited away […]

The King James Version of the Bible – Various Authors

The First Book of Moses: Called Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 1:3 And God said, Let there be […]

The History Teacher’s Magazine, Vol. I, No. 9, May, 1910 – various authors

The scope and character of the elementary history course at Yale [1] is determined by a twofold necessity: first, that of giving a general survey of the main facts of historical development from the fall of the Roman Empire to modern times which shall be valuable in itself and profitable to the student, even though […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 08

If there is a region in the world which constrains its inhabitants to adopt a particular mode of life, that country is Arabia and the regions that border it on the north, the Sinaitic peninsula and the Syrian and Mesopotamian deserts. The great majority of the dwellers in these parts are forced to lead a […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 07

The fifth century is, in a way, the beginning of the history of Europe. Until the hordes of Goths, Vandals, and Franks came out from the fastnesses beyond the Rhine and Danube and played their part upon the cleared arena of the empire itself, the history of the world was antique. The history of the […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 06

The words “The Age of the Roman Empire is a period better abused than known,” written by Theodor Mommsen half a century ago, no longer contain a truth. To his own illuminative and epochmaking works we owe it, in the first instance, that this period, so long unduly neglected and depreciated, has come into the […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 05

It might have been supposed that with the death of Alexander the political connection between the eastern and western halves of the Mediterranean, which had subsisted throughout the whole course of Greek history, was severed except for such occasional and superficial points of contact as, in the nature of things, had never been wholly lacking. […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 04

It is a primary law of development that each generation should supplant and supersede that which preceded it. The parents bring forth the child, and when the child has advanced to full maturity they themselves lapse into oblivion; and the same fate overtakes their children and children’s children. So it is with nations. One civilisation […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 03

The history of Greek civilisation forms the centre of the history of antiquity. In the East, advanced civilisations with settled states had existed for thousands of years; and as the populations of Western Asia and of Egypt gradually came into closer political relations, these civilisations, in spite of all local differences in customs, religion, and […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 02

Many a nation has walked God’s earth, has long enjoyed its good things, has come into being and passed away, without our knowing anything of its history, or even whether it had a history at all. For no nation has a history except one that makes history, that is to say, that influences the course […]

The Historians’ History of the World in Twenty-Five Volumes, Volume 01

Broadly speaking, the historians of all recorded ages seem to have had the same general aims. They appear always to seek either to glorify something or somebody, or to entertain and instruct their readers. The observed variety in historical compositions arises not from difference in general motive, but from varying interpretations of the relative status […]

The Folk-Tales of the Magyars – Erdélyi, Kriza, Pap, Jones, and Kropf

Before the arrival of the Magyars, Hungary was the “cock-pit of eastern Europe;” its history one incessant struggle between nation and nation, which either perished or was driven out by some more powerful neighbour. First we hear of the subjection of what was known as Pannonia, by the Romans; then, when that great power began […]

Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know – Smith and Wiggin

There is a Chinese tale, known as “The Singing Prisoner,” in which a friendless man is bound hand and foot and thrown into a dungeon, where he lies on the cold stones unfed and untended. He has no hope of freedom and as complaint will avail him nothing, he begins to while away the hours […]

Poems Teachers Ask For, Book Two – Various Authors

It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home, A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam Afore ye really ‘preciate the things ye left behind, An’ hunger fer ’em somehow, with ’em allus on yer mind. It don’t make any differunce how rich ye get t’ […]


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