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My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard

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Elizabeth Cooper

"I hope that this book, based on letters shown me many years after they were written, will give a faint idea of the life of a Chinese l…

The Valley of Vision

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Henry van Dyke

”Why do you choose such a title as The Valley of Vision for your book” said my friend; “do you mean that one can see farther from the valley…

Trees Every Child Should Know

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Julia Ellen Rogers

The best time to being to study the trees is to-day! The place to begin is right where you are, provided there is a tree near enough, for a…

A Happy Boy

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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

"A Happy Boy" was written in 1859 and 1860. It is, in my estimation, Bjørnson's best story of peasant life. In it the aut…

Only a Ghost! by Irenæus the Deacon

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Sabine Baring-Gould

Baring-Gould's humorous observations on the various Christian sects to be found in "the most learned church in the most religious count…

Prevailing Prayer: What Hinders It?

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Dwight L. Moody

The two first and essential means of grace are the Word of God and Prayer. These two means of grace must be used in their right proportion. …

Lyrics from the Chinese

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Helen Waddell

Thirty-six short Chinese poems from the 12th to the 7th Century B.C. are translated into English by Irish Poet Helen Waddell. Summary by Ma…

The Sword of Deborah

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F. Tennyson Jesse

"The Sword of Deborah" contains the reflections of a woman journalist visiting women working behind the lines in France during Wor…

Companionable Books

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Henry van Dyke

Many books are dry and dusty, there is no juice in them; and many are soon exhausted, you would no more go back to them than to a squeezed o…

Mind Amongst the Spindles

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Charles Knight

Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimac…

An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army

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Flora Sandes

Flora Sandes was the only British woman officially to serve as a soldier in World War I. Initially a St. John Ambulance volunteer, she trave…


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Hugh Black

The idea, so common in the ancient writers, is not all a poetic conceit, that the soul of a man is only a fragment of a larger whole, and go…

Chinese Poetry in English Verse (古今詩選)

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Herbert Allen Giles

Dear Land of Flowers, forgive me! -- that I tookThese snatches from thy glittering wealth of song, And twisted to the uses of a book Strains…

Collection of Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord

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John Wesley

A collection of poems reflecting on Christmas and the New Year, written by the founder of the Methodist denomination.


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William John Dakin

"The use of pearls as jewels and their recognition as objects of value date back into the far beyond when the histories of ancient peop…

A Plain English Handbook: How to create clear SEC disclosure documents

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The Securities And Exchange Commission

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 (Act) is intended to make it easy for the public to understand government documents. The SEC, like other feder…

Physiology of the Opera

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John H. Swaby

Trust Scrici for a tell all, no holds barred exposé of the modern opera . . . well, modern as of . . . er . . . say, 1852. (Summary …

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. John Vol. 3

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J. C. Ryle

The volume now in the reader's hands completes a work which I began sixteen years ago, entitled "Expository Thoughts on the Gospels.&qu…

The Sick Man's Comfort Book

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Phillip Bennett Power

Amongst the many wonderful truths which are spoken of God in the Bible, one of the most wonderful and beautiful is that He is a "God of…

A Day at a Time and Other Talks on Life and Religion

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Archibald Alexander

This book [was] written in war-time to minister comfort and, if it may be, to reinforce hope and faith. (from the Dedication)

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