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A Letter to the Hon. Samuel A. Eliot, Representative in Congress From the City of Boston, In Reply to His Apology For Voting For the Fugitive Slave Bill. By Hancock
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An English courtier procured a colonial judgeship for a young dependant wholly ignorant of law. The new functionary, on parting with his patron, received from him the following sage advice,--"Be... More > careful never to assign reasons, for whether your judgments be right or wrong, your reasons will certainly be bad."< Less
The Professor's Nephew and the Crystal Claw By M. Addison McEwan
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Rylen Alumak, the Gustavor Museum archivist, and Havenrose Courtier, the elevator attendant learn about a possible powerful artifact hidden on Floor Eight. After unlocking the coded elevator the... More > doors open to Iklandangar E'e Narte, Ice Range of the North, home to torrential blizzards, avalanches and ferocious camouflaged ice bears.< Less
The Professor's Nephew and the Crystal Claw By M. Addison McEwan
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Rylen Alumak, the Gustavor Museum archivist, and Havenrose Courtier, the elevator attendant learn about a possible powerful artifact hidden on Floor Eight. After unlocking the coded elevator the... More > doors open to Iklandangar E'e Narte, Ice Range of the North, home to torrential blizzards, avalanches and ferocious camouflaged ice bears.< Less
Stories from the Pentamerone By Giambattista Basile
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Giambattista Basile (1566 – 23 February 1632) was a... More > Neapolitan poet, courtier, and fairy tale collector.Born in Giugliano to a Neapolitan middle-class family, Basile was a courtier and soldier to various Italian princes, including the doge of Venice. According to Benedetto Croce he was born in 1575, while other sources have February 1566. In Venice he began to write poetry. Later he returned to Naples to serve as a courtier under the patronage of Don Marino II Caracciolo, prince of Avellino, to whom he dedicated his idyll L’Aretusa (1618). By the time of his death he had reached the rank of "count" Conte di Torrone.Basile's earliest known literary production is from 1604 in the form of a preface to the Vaiasseide of his friend the Neapolitan writer Giulio Cesare Cortese. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giambattista_Basile< Less
The Charterhouse of Parma By Stendhal
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Richard Howard's exuberant and definitive rendition of Stendhal's stirring tale has brought about the rediscovery of this classic by modern readers. Stendhal narrates a young aristocrat's adventures... More > in Napoleon's army and in the court of Parma, illuminating in the process the whole cloth of European history. As Balzac wrote, "Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this...one sees perfection in every detail."< Less
Sir John Donne By John George
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Sir John Donne was a Welsh courtier, diplomat and soldier, a notable figure of the Yorkist party. In the 1470s he commissioned the Donne Triptych, a triptych altarpiece by Hans Memling now in the... More > National Gallery, London. It contains portraits of him, his wife Elizabeth and a daughter. He may well have been related to the Jacobean poet John Donne, although not as a direct ancestor, as he had no Donne grandchildren.< Less
The Empire of Russia from the Remotest Periods to the Present Time By John S. C. Abbott
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The world is now too busy to read voluminous history. The interminable details of battles, and the petty intrigues of courtiers and mistresses, have lost their interest. In this volume it has been... More > our object to trace perspicuously the path which Russia has trod from earliest infancy to the present hour. The career of this empire has been so wild and wonderful that the historian can have no occasion to call in the aid of fancy for the embellishment of his narrative.< Less
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Kautilya's Arthashastra By R. Shamasastry
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Table of Contents Book I, "Concerning Discipline" Book II,"The Duties of Government Superintendents" Book III, "Concerning Law" Book IV, "The Removal of... More > Thorns" Book V, "The Conduct of Courtiers" Book VI, "The Source of Sovereign States" Book VII, "The End of the Six-Fold Policy" Book VIII, "Concerning Vices and Calamities" Book IX, "The Work of an Invader" Book X, "Relating to War" Book XI, "The Conduct of Corporations" Book XII, "Concerning a Powerful Enemy" Book XIII, "Strategic Means to Capture a Fortress" Book XIV, "Secret Means" Book XV, "The Plan of a Treatise"< Less