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The Wit and Humor of America – Volume I

Part of a ten-volume series, collecting some of the greatest witty and humorous American works, edited by Marshall P. Wilder (1859-1914). ‘Happiness and laughter are two of the most beautiful things in the world, for they are of the few that are purely unselfish. Laughter is not for yourself, but for others. When people are […]

The Wit and Humor of America – Volume II

Part of a ten-volume series, collecting some of the greatest witty and humorous American works, edited by Marshall P. Wilder (1859-1914). ‘Happiness and laughter are two of the most beautiful things in the world, for they are of the few that are purely unselfish. Laughter is not for yourself, but for others. When people are […]

The Wit and Humor of America – Volume III

Part of a ten-volume series, collecting some of the greatest witty and humorous American works, edited by Marshall P. Wilder (1859-1914). ‘Happiness and laughter are two of the most beautiful things in the world, for they are of the few that are purely unselfish. Laughter is not for yourself, but for others. When people are […]

The Wit and Humor of America – Volume IV

Part of a ten-volume series, collecting some of the greatest witty and humorous American works, edited by Marshall P. Wilder (1859-1914). ‘Happiness and laughter are two of the most beautiful things in the world, for they are of the few that are purely unselfish. Laughter is not for yourself, but for others. When people are […]

The Wit and Humor of America – Volume V

Part of a ten-volume series, collecting some of the greatest witty and humorous American works, edited by Marshall P. Wilder (1859-1914). ‘Happiness and laughter are two of the most beautiful things in the world, for they are of the few that are purely unselfish. Laughter is not for yourself, but for others. When people are […]

The Wit and Humor of America – Volume VI

Part of a ten-volume series, collecting some of the greatest witty and humorous American works, edited by Marshall P. Wilder (1859-1914). ‘Happiness and laughter are two of the most beautiful things in the world, for they are of the few that are purely unselfish. Laughter is not for yourself, but for others. When people are […]

The Wit and Humor of America – Volume VII

Part of a ten-volume series, collecting some of the greatest witty and humorous American works, edited by Marshall P. Wilder (1859-1914). ‘Happiness and laughter are two of the most beautiful things in the world, for they are of the few that are purely unselfish. Laughter is not for yourself, but for others. When people are […]

Stories Worth Rereading

A collection of 72 stories for children, first published in 1913. ‘All persons like stories. Children call for them from their earliest years. The purpose of this book is to provide children and youth with stories worth reading; stories relating incidents of history, missionary effort, and home and school experiences. These stories will inspire, instruct, […]

Speeches From the Dock; or, Protests of Irish Patriotism, Part I

Includes speeches by Theobald Wolfe Tone, William Orr, The Brothers Sheares, Robert Emmet, John Martin (1848), William Smith O’Brien, Thomas Francis Meagher, Terence Bellew Mcmanus, John Mitchel, Thomas C. Luby, John O’Leary, Charles J. Kickham, Colonel Thomas F. Burke and Captain Mackay. ‘To the lovers of Ireland-to those who sympathize with her sufferings and resent […]

Shorter Pieces of Arabian Poetry

Arabic poetry is the earliest work of Arabic literature. The pre-Islamic poetry is commonly referred to as the Jahili poetry, which translates to ‘The poetry of the period of ignorance’. Poetry held an important position in pre-Islamic society with the poet filling the role of historian, soothsayer and propagandist. The poet represented an individual tribe’s […]

Selections from the Poetry of the Afghans

It must be remembered, that these poems are the effusions of men who never enjoyed any of what we call the luxuries of life; yet how refined are the generality of their sentiments! Of men who lived in a state, such as our own Borderers lived in, five hundred years ago, in violence and in […]

Scientific and Religious Journal, Vol. I: January 1880, No. 1

The pyramids, temples and palaces of Thebes are monuments of the ancient intellects of our race. Great thinkers only were capable of giving to the world the Vedas, the Apollo Belvidere and the Parthenon. The arts and astronomy of Egypt harmonize very poorly with the idea that modern scientists have all the wisdom and intelligence […]

Punch; or, The London Charivari, Vol. 147: August 26, 1914

Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. Punch was founded by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. At its founding it was jointly edited by Mayhew and Mark Lemon. Initially it was subtitled The London Charivari, this being a reference to a […]

Punch; or, The London Charivari, Vol. 158: May 19, 1920

Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. Punch was founded by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. At its founding it was jointly edited by Mayhew and Mark Lemon. Initially it was subtitled The London Charivari, this being a reference to a […]

Punch; or, The London Charivari, Vol. 146: June 24, 1914

Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. Punch was founded by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. At its founding it was jointly edited by Mayhew and Mark Lemon. Initially it was subtitled The London Charivari, this being a reference to a […]

Parks for the People

Gentlemen, -As Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements, I have been requested to call this meeting to order. It is usually the case, that, when a mass meeting of citizens is to be held, a great deal of labor has to be performed in preparing for and organizing the meeting. But I am glad to […]

The Nursery Volume XIV – No. 1

SALLY and Bob were making a bonfire in the woods. They had come to spend the whole day, and had brought their dinner in a basket; and Carlo, their little dog, kept watch of it while they gathered sticks and leaves. They soon had a large pile heaped up in the middle of the road […]

The Nursery Volume XIV – No. 2

ONCE there was a good mother whose chief prayer for her little boy in his cradle was that he might have a loving heart. She did not pray that he might be wise or rich or handsome or happy or learned, or that others might love him, but only that he might love. When that […]

The Nursery Volume XIV – No. 3

NELLY BURTON had been weeding in the garden nearly all the summer forenoon; and she was quite tired out. Oh, if I could only be dressed up in fine clothes, and not have to work! ‘ thought she. No sooner had the thought passed through her mind, than, as she looked down on the closely-mown […]

The Nursery Volume XIV – No. 4

I left her five minutes ago, trying to thread a needle, replied Anna. ‘She is a long while about it, ‘ said Mrs. Ludlow. ‘Send her to me. ‘ When Lucy entered the room, her mother asked her what she had been about; and Lucy replied, ‘I have been teaching myself to thread a needle.

The Nursery Volume XIV – No. 5

AUNT RUTH was only nine years old, while her niece Mary was nineteen. But Ruth, being an aunt, felt she must keep up the dignity of one; and so she used to treat Mary as if Mary were a little girl. They had not seen each other for nearly a year; and, when they met, […]

The Nursery Volume XIV – No. 6

Look out for that woman! cried little Harry, who was standing at the top of the hill. A poor German woman was crossing the road. She had a large basket full of bundles, which she carried on her head. In her right hand she had an umbrella and a tin pail, and on her arm […]

The Nest in the Honeysuckles and Other Stories

Mrs. Dudley stood by her little boy a few minutes, looking from the window. Presently a robin alighted on the walnut tree, directly before them, with a bunch of dry grass in its mouth. It rested a few seconds, and then flew in among the branches of a honeysuckle which twined around the pillars, and […]

The Moallakat

Arabic poetry is the earliest work of Arabic literature. The pre-Islamic poetry is commonly referred to as the Jahili poetry, which translates to ‘The poetry of the period of ignorance’. Poetry held an important position in pre-Islamic society with the poet filling the role of historian, soothsayer and propagandist. The poet represented an individual tribe’s […]

Little Folks: A Magazine for the Young

Now, Elsie had a great many faults indeed, but there was one thing you may have noticed about her that had something of a good point about it: it never occurred to her to desert Duncan. She might have said, ‘You run on to the shop with the beans while I study the map, ‘ […]

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