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The Apology of Socrates (version 3)

Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit


Plato


Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial for "corrupting the youth" is a classic summation of his teacher's life and miss…

Discourse I: Upon Former English Translations of Tacitus

In The Works of Tacitus, Vol. I

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Tacitus, ed. Thomas Gordon and Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The historical works of Tacitus are a history of the period from A.D. 14 to 96 in thirty volumes. Although many of the works were lost (only…

Section Seven

In The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 01

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Translated by Richard Burton and Anonymoustranslated Byrichard Francis Burton


This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythol…

Ch 11: Of the Clergy - Part 1

In Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765)

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William Blackstone


~ BOOK THE FIRST ~ The Commentaries on the Laws of England are an influential 18th century treatise on the common law of England by Sir Wil…

Introduction

In Foxe's Book of Martyrs Vol 1, A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphan…

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John Foxe, William B. Forbush, ed. and John Foxe


The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beli…

Richard II - Bishop of Ely's Objection (Act IV, Scene I)

In Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 09

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William Shakespeare


LibriVox readers present the ninth collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1…

Last Words

In Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

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Booker T. Washington


Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War…

Bk 01 Ch 09: The Unexpected

In Les Misérables, Volume 2

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Victor Hugo, transl. Hapgood and Victor Hugo


This is book 2 of 5. An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the w…

00 - Dedication

In Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

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John Donne


Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne. It is a series of reflections that were written as …