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The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun (Illustrated) By Various
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Containing a collection of over one thousand of the most laughable sayings and jokes of celebrated with humorists.
The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes : Historical, Literary, and Humorous (Illustrated) By Various
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Ditto.—Two gentlemen were at a coffee-house, when the discourse fell upon Sir Joshua Reynold's painting; one of them said that "his tints were admirable, but the colours flew." It... More > happened that Sir Joshua was in the next box, who taking up his hat, accosted them thus, with a low bow—"Gentlemen, I return you many thanks for bringing me off with flying colours."< Less
The Diamond Fairy Book (Illustrated) By Various
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The book contains nineteen Fairy Tales for children written by various authors.
The Swedish Fairy Book (Illustrated) By Various
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The following volume of Swedish fairy-tales represents a careful choice, after the best original sources, of those examples of their kind which not only appeared most colorful and entertaining, but... More > also most racially Swedish in their flavor. For the fairy-tales of each of the three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, have a distinct local color of their own. The wealth of material available has made it possible to give due representation to most types of fairy-tales, from the stories of older origin, the tales of giant, troll, and werewolf, to such delightful tales as "Lasse, My Thrall", and "The Princess and the Glass Mountain," colored with the rich and ornate stylistic garb of medieval chivalric poesy. There has been no attempt to "rewrite" these charming folk-and fairy-tales in the translation. They have been faithfully narrated in the simple, naive manner which their traditional rendering demands.< Less
Stevenson Memorial Cook Book (Illustrated) By Various
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This book is a collection of most admired cook recipes from different authors.
The Other World : Or, Glimpses of the Supernatural, Volume II (Illustrated) By Various
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These volumes have been compiled from the standing-point of a hearty and reverent believer in Historical Christianity. No one can be more fully aware of their imperfections and incompleteness than... More > the Editor; for the subjects under consideration occupy such a broad field, that their treatment at greater length would have largely increased the bulk of the volumes, and indefinitely postponed their publication.< Less
The Other World : Or, Glimpses of the Supernatural, Volume I (Illustrated) By Various
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These volumes have been compiled from the standing-point of a hearty and reverent believer in Historical Christianity. No one can be more fully aware of their imperfections and incompleteness than... More > the Editor; for the subjects under consideration occupy such a broad field, that their treatment at greater length would have largely increased the bulk of the volumes, and indefinitely postponed their publication.< Less
Stories of the Olden Time (Illustrated) By Various
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The first stories given in this book are myths. They stand first in the order of precedence because they stand first in the order of time. The myths are followed by a few parables and fables, forms... More > of stories which from the earliest times have been used to apply some well-established principle of morals to practical conduct. Next follow legends, where we are called upon to separate the probable from the improbable, the true from the false. Herodotus, the father of history, wrote his account of the "Persian Empire" several hundred years after the events took place which he has recorded. The stories had been preserved to his day by tradition.< Less
First Love : And Other Fascinating Stories of Spanish Life (Illustrated) By Various
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Contents include: First Love by Emilia Pardo-Bazan, An Andalusian Duel by Serafin Estebanez Calderon, Mariquita the Bald by Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, The Love of Clotilde by Armando Palacio Valdes... More > and Captain Veneno's Proposal of Marriage by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon.< Less
Mr. Punch's Book of Love (Illustrated) By Various
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Of all Mr. Punch's jokes it might be fair to say that none has ever rivalled the popularity of "Advice to persons about to marry,—Don't!" unless it be that of the Scotsman who had... More > been no more than a few hours in London, "when bang went saxpence!" Of the latter, more in its place; here, we are immediately concerned with "Punch's advice". The most preposterous stories are current among the uninformed as to the origin of some of Mr. Punch's favourite jests. Only recently we heard a gentleman telling a group of people in a hotel smoking-room that Mark Twain got a hundred pounds from Punch for writing that famous line, "I used your soap two years ago; since then I have used no other," familiar to every one by Mr. Harry Furniss's drawing of a disreputable tramp who is supposed to be writing the words quoted.< Less