Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Year of publication: 2005
LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS. ADVERTISEMENT. It is the honourable characteristic of Poetry that its materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind. The evidence of this fact is to be sought, not in the writings of Critics, but in those of Poets themselves. The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of ...
Keywords: English poetry -- 18th century
Year of publication: 1999
Keywords: English poetry -- 18th century Pastoral poetry
Year of publication: 2010
OPTICKS: OR, A TREATISE OF THE Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours OF LIGHT. The Fourth Edition, corrected. By Sir ISAAC NEWTON, Knt. LONDON: SIR ISAAC NEWTONS ADVERTISEMENTS Advertisement I Part of the ensuing Discourse about Light was written at the Desire of some Gentlemen of the Royal-Society, in the Year 1675, and then sent to their Secretary, and read at their Meetings, and the rest was added about twelve Years after to complete the Theory except the third Book, and the last ...
Keywords: Optics -- Early works to 1800
Year of publication: 1997
THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE PREFACE I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty. As I feel that ...
Keywords: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836) Geology Natural history South America -- Discovery and exploration Voyages around the world -- History -- 19th century
Peter G Tsouras
Year of publication: 2008
Peter G. Tsouras Britannias Fist: From Civil War to World War 1 Cossacks, Copperheads, and Corsairs KAMERINSKI WOODS, OUTSIDE LODZ, POLAND, JULY 12, 1863 The sweat ran down his face as he lay hidden in the cool Polish forest. Jan Szmandas heart pounded as he aimed his musket at the cavalry patrol wending its way along the narrow woodworkers road. There were fifteen Cossacks, their lances bobbing with the canter, and an officer who rode at their head, his whip dangling from its loop around his ...
Keywords: & 1861-1865 Alternative History Civil War Period (1850-1877) Fiction General Great Britain Great Britain History Imaginary Histories International Relations Military Political Science United States United States United States – History – 1865-1921 United States – History – Civil War War – Foreign Relations – Great Britain – Foreign Relations – United States
Herbert George Wells
Year of publication: 0
IN THE FOURTH YEAR ANTICIPATIONS OF A WORLD PEACE BY H. G. WELLS PREFACE In the latter half of 1914 a few of us were writing that this war was a War of Ideas. A phrase, The War to end War, got into circulation, amidst much sceptical comment. It was a phrase powerful enough to sway many men, essentially pacifists, towards taking an active part in the war against German imperialism, but it was a phrase whose chief content was its aspiration. People were already writing in those early days of ...
Keywords: 1914-1918 -- Peace Democracy League of Nations World War
Year of publication: 2013
Joe Mudak CHIMES OF PASSION It was a dark and stormy night, and the five friends backpacking across northern England scurried to find cover from the rapidly intensifying downpour. Alyssa was the first to notice the silhouette of the large building, with a dimly flickering set of lights punctuating its shape. Hey guys, look She pointed at the building. Between the rain battering their heads and shoulders, and the mist that rose from the moors around them, no one was sure exactly how far away it ...
Year of publication: 1999
THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION. This is another little story from The Keepsake of 1828. It was told to me many years ago by the late Miss Anna Seward, who, among other accomplishments that rendered her an amusing inmate in a country house, had that of recounting narratives of this sort with very considerable effectmuch greater, indeed, than any one would be apt to guess from the style of her written performances. There are hours and moods when most people are not ...
Keywords: 1771-1832 Ghost stories Scotland -- Social life and customs -- Fiction Scott Sir Walter
Year of publication: 1998
THE TALISMAN By Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION TO THE TALISMAN. The Betrothed did not greatly please one or two friends, who thought that it did not well correspond to the general title of The Crusaders. They urged, therefore, that, without direct allusion to the manners of the Eastern tribes, and to the romantic conflicts of the period, the title of a Tale of the Crusaders would resemble the playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark ...
Keywords: 1189-1192 -- Fiction Crusades -- Third
Year of publication: 2004
GUY MANNERING OR THE ASTROLOGER By Sir Walter Scott VOLUME I Tis said that words and signs have power Oer sprites in planetary hour But scarce I praise their venturous part Who tamper with such dangerous art. Lay of the Last Minstrel. INTRODUCTION The Novel or Romance of Waverley made its way to the public slowly, of course, at first, but afterwards with such accumulating popularity as to encourage the Author to a second attempt. He looked about for a name and a subject and the manner in which ...
Keywords: Scotland ― Social life and customs ― 18th century
Year of publication: 2001
THE SNARE By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. THE AFFAIR AT TAVORA It is established beyond doubt that Mr. Butler was drunk at the time. This rests upon the evidence of Sergeant Flanagan and the troopers who accompanied him, and it rests upon Mr. Butlers own word, as we shall see. And let me add here and now that however wild and irresponsible a rascal he may have been, yet by his own lights he was a man of honour, incapable of falsehood, even though it were calculated to save his skin. I do not deny ...
Keywords: 1837-1901 -- Fiction Great Britain -- History -- Victoria Portugal -- History
Year of publication: 2011
Gillian Colbert COMING OUT OF HER SHELL Chapter 1 He was there. Susan could feel his eyes on her, even if she couldnt see his face. His balcony was in shadows, but she knew he was watching her. The very thought that he watched her in such an intimate, vulnerable moment was both thrilling and shameful. She couldnt believe she was doing this. Again. She should stop. Just get up go back inside the house and get back to her normal and predictable life. She was crazy to play this game. She knew ...
Keywords: 18+ BDSM
Year of publication: 2004
FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR PART 1. CHAPTER I. A man may have no bad habits and have worse. Puddnhead Wilsons New Calendar. The PartyAcross America to VancouverOn Board the WarrimoSteamer ChairsThe CaptainGoing Home under a CloudA Gritty PurserThe Brightest PassengerRemedy for Bad HabitsThe Doctor and the LumbagoA Moral PauperLimited SmokingRemittance-men. The starting point of this lecturing-trip around the world was Paris, where we had been living a year or two. We sailed for America, and there made ...
Keywords: 1835-1910 -- Travel Equator -- Description and travel Mark Twain Voyages around the world
Charles William Domville-Fife
Year of publication: 1920
SUBMARINE WARFARE OF TO-DAY How the Submarine Menace was Met and Vanquished, With Descriptions of the Inventions and Devices Used, Fast Boats, Mystery Ships c. c., Also Describing the Selection and Training of the Enormous Personnel Used in This New Branch of the Navy by Charles W. Domville-Fife Lieut. R.N.V.R., late of the Staff of H.M. School of Submarine Mining AUTHOR OF SUBMARINES SEA POWER SUBMARINES OF THE WORLDS NAVIES SUBMARINE ENGINEERING OF TO-DAY c. c. c. WITH 53 ILLUSTRATIONS ...
Keywords: 1914-1918 - Naval operations - Submarine Submarine warfare World War