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A Year with the Birds

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W. Warde Fowler


William Warde Fowler was a true polymath; although his early studies focused on natural history, he became a well-known authority on the his…

The Astral Plane: Its Inhabitants, Scenery, and Phenomena

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C. W. Leadbeater


Few words are needed in sending this little book out into the world. It is the fifth of a series of Manuals designed to meet the public dema…

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

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Wilkie Collins


Two travellers, the writer of this book, and an artist friend who is the companion of his ramble, explored Cornwall together, on foot in the…

William Blake

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G. K. Chesterton


From the author’s introduction: "Blake’s life of Blake … would have been full of symbolic wild beasts and naked women, of monstrous cl…

Practical Mysticism (Version 2)

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Evelyn Underhill


I write only for the larger class which, repelled by the formidable appearance of more elaborate works on the subject, would yet like to kno…

Orthodoxy (Version 3)

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G. K. Chesterton


… [In] its pages I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions, to state t…

How the Whale Got His Throat

In Children's Short Works, Vol. 038

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Rudyard Kipling


Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 038: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

Christians the Salt of the Earth (5:13)

In Matthew, from Horae Homileticae

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Charles Simeon


Simeon's Works, as they were published 1832, fill twenty-one large octavo volumes, and the title-page reads, 'Horae Homileticae or Discourse…

The Light in Darkness

In The Prophets and Kings of the Old Testament

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Frederick Denison Maurice


This is a collection of twenty-seven sermons on the Old Testament kings, from Saul to Zedekiah, and the prophets who spoke to them, from Sam…

Old Mother Witch

In Travels of Puss in Boots, Jr.

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David Cory


David Cory is the author of more than 40 children's books. This is the second book in the series of Puss in Boots, Jr. The roots for the leg…

Book 4, Chapters 21 to 34

In On Benefits (De Beneficiis)

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


De Beneficiis (English: On Benefits) is one of the moral essays composed by Seneca, Roman author of the 1st century CE. It deals with Stoic …

The First and Greatest Commandment (Mark 12:29-30)

In Practical Sermons

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Archibald Alexander


The sermons contain what the author believes to be evangelical truth, in the exhibition of which, his aim has been to render the gospel pers…