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Moondyne; A Story of Convict Life in Australia

By: O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890
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The Dharmapada : The Buddha's Path of Wisdom

By: Acharya Buddharakkhita

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: The Dhammapada is the best known and most widely esteemed text in the pali Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.

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The Constitutional History of England

By: F.W. Maitland

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: I have written a course of lectures in six months on Constitutional History. Do I publish it? No. The lectures written in six months, which Professor Maitland told the Cambridge Law Club would not be published, were delivered during the Michaelmas term of 1887 and the Lent term of 1888, and were specially designed for the needs of undergraduates of the University of Cambridge reading for the Law Tripos. The last word of the last lecture was written on April 7, 1...

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A Discourse on Method

By: Rene Descartes

Prefatory Note: If this Discourse appear too long to be read at once, it may be divided into six Parts: and, in the first, will be found various considerations touching the Sciences; in the second, the principal rules of the Method which the Author has discovered, in the third, certain of the rules of Morals which he has deduced from this Method; in the fourth, the reasonings by which he establishes the existence of God and of the Human Soul, which are the foundations of...

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The Lilac Fairy Book

By: Andrew Lang, M.A.

Preface: ?What cases are you engaged in at present?? ?Are you stopping many teeth just now?? ?What people have you converted lately?? Do ladies put these questions to the men ? lawyers, dentists, clergymen, and so forth ? who happen to sit next them at dinner parties? I do not know whether ladies thus indicate their interest in the occupations of their casual neighbours at the hospitable board. But if they do not know me, or do not know me well, they generally ask ?Are y...

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The Three Musketeers

By: Pere Alexandre Dumas

Preface: In which it is proved that, notwithstanding their names? ending in OS and IS, the heroes of the story which we are about to have the honor to relate to our readers have nothing mythological about them. A short time ago, while making researches in the Royal Library for my History of Louis XIV, I stumbled by chance upon the Memoirs of M. D'Artagnan, printed ? as were most of the works of that period, in which authors could not tell the truth without the risk of a ...

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Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

By: Henry David Thoreau

Excerpt: When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.

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Gargantua and Pantagruel

By: Francois Rabelais

Introduction: Had Rabelais never written his strange and marvellous romance, no one would ever have imagined the possibility of its production. It stands outside other things?a mixture of mad mirth and gravity, of folly and reason, of childishness and grandeur, of the commonplace and the out?of?the?way, of popular verve and polished humanism, of mother?wit and learning, of baseness and nobility, of personalities and broad generalization, of the comic and the serious, of ...

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

By: George Berkeley

Excerpt: MY LORD, You will perhaps wonder that an obscure person, who has not the honour to be known to your lordship, should presume to address you in this manner. But that a man who has written something with a design to promote Useful Knowledge and Religion in the world should make choice of your lordship for his patron, will not be thought strange by any one that is not altogether unacquainted with the present state of the church and learning, and consequently ignora...

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The Trial

By: Franz Kafka

Excerpt: Chapter One. Arrest?Conversation with Mrs. Grubach?Then Miss Borstner Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested. Every day at eight in the morning he was brought his breakfast by Mrs. Grubach?s cook?Mrs. Grubach was his landlady?but today she didn?t come. That had never happened before. K. waited a little while, looked from his pillow at the old woman who lived opposite and who was wat...

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The Divine Comedy

By: Dante Alighieri

Excerpt: CANTO I. IN the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray Gone from the path direct: and e'en to tell It were no easy task, how savage wild That forest, how robust and rough its growth, Which to remember only, my dismay Renews, in bitterness not far from death. Yet to discourse of what there good befell, All else will I relate discover?d there. How first I enter?d it I scarce can say, Such sleepy dullness in that instant weigh?d My sens...

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Banking, Finance, And Insurance

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: This section presents data on the Nation?s finances, various types of financial institutions, money and credit, securities, and insurance. The primary sources of these data are publications of several departments of the Federal Government, especially the Treasury Department, and independent agencies such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve System, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. National data on insurance are available p...

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Akty : Otnosiashchiesia K Istorii Tiaglago Naseleniia V Moskovskom

By: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Diakonov
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Abrege du Veritable Esprit de St. Franois de Sales

By: Louis Joseph de Baudry
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A Dictionary of the English Language

By: Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson
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Great Astronomers

By: Ball, Robert S. (Robert Stawell), Sir 1840-1913

Introduction; Ptolemy; Copernicus; Tycho Brahe; Galileo; Kepler; Isaac Newton; Flamsteed; Halley; Bradley; William Herschel; Laplace; Brinkley; John Herschel; The Earl of Rosse; Airy; Hamilton; Le Verrier; Adams; Bradley, James; Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601; Brinkley, John; Flamsteed, John; Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642; Halley, Edmund; Hamilton, William Rowan, Sir, 1805-1865; Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871; Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822; Kepl...

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Dialogue Concerning the Rights of the Crown of Scotland

By: Buchanan, George, 1506-1582
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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences

By: Galileo Galilei; Henry Crew; Alfonso de Salvio
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Genetics and Eugenics; A Text-Book for Students of Biology and a R...

By: William Ernest Castle, Gregor Mendel
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The Guide for the Perplexed

By: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204; Friedländer, Michael, 1833-1910
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