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Sojourner Truth

By: Anonymous

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...rpt: Anecdotes of Sojourner Truth are numerous. The following relates to her experience in the Washington street-car: She was an Empire State citizen and fully conscious of her rights under de Constitution. She says: When I went into de street to ride on de cars, de conductors would not look at me fust, an' all de drivers would turn heads anoder way: make believe dey didn'...

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Letters on Sweden, Norway, And Denmark

By: Mary Wollstonecraft

...FT Classic Literature Collection World Public Library.org NORWAY, AND DENMARK Title: LETTERS ON SWEDEN, NORWAY, AND DENMARK Author: MARY... ...... ...orks of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around th... ...ot start, I am not going to trouble you with a dull catalogue, or stupid criticisms on masters to whom time has assigned their just niche in the te...

...Introduction: Mary Wollstonecraft was born on the 27th of April, 1759. Her father--a quick-tempered and unsettled man, capable of beating wife, or child, or dog--was the son of a manufacturer who made money in Spitalfields, when Spitalfields was prosperous. Her mother was a rigorous Irishwoman, of the Dixons of Ballyshannon...

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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

By: Lionel Strachey

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...Published by a Berlin firm in 1886, it was immediately followed by an English edition, which seems to have attracted little interest, both the German and the English versions soon falling into obscurity and going out of print. When these memoirs appeared, however, Germany's colonial ambitions were newly fledged; the British East Africa Protectorate (which includes Zanzibar...

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The Years

By: Virginia Woolf

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...Excerpt: It was an uncertain spring. The weather, perpetually changing, sent clouds of blue and of purple flying over the land. In the country farmers, looking at the fields, were apprehensive; in London umbrellas were opened and then shut by people looking up at the sky. But in April such weather was to be expected...

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The Waves

By: Virginia Woolf

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...sea was slightly creased as if a cloth had wrinkles in it. Gradually as the sky whitened a dark line lay on the horizon dividing the sea from the sky and the grey cloth became barred with thick strokes moving, one after another, beneath the surface, following each other, pursuing each other, perpetually....

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Woolf Essays

By: Virginia Woolf

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...joice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers, uncorrupted by literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the dogmatism of learning, must be finally decided all claim to poetical honours. It defines their qualities; it dignifies their aims; it bestows upon a pursuit which devours a great deal of time, and is yet apt to leave ...

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Katherine Pettus, Plaintiff in Chancery

By: Katherine Pettus

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...denying Pettus her portion. Petters asks for relief fram debts since she cannot procure her inheritance. She filed a bill for the Relief of Creditors and Poor Prisoners. The Plaintiffe a poore Widow, oppressed in an extraordinary manner by the power of the Defendent and her friends in this suit in Chancery, now of 23 yeares continuance, wherein the Plaintiffe sueth for an ...

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The Indian Question

By: Susette la Flesche

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The Sweet Singer

By: Mabel Washbourne Anderson

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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

By: Liliuokalani

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...he great interest taken in its erection by Emma, the queen of Kamehameha IV. Funds for the cause were solicited by the reigning sovereigns in person, and the hospital building was completed in 1860. Very near to its site, on Sept. 2, 1838, I was born. My father's name was Kapaakea, and my mother was Keohokalole; the latter was one of the fifteen counsellors of the king, Ka...

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To the Lighthouse

By: Virginia Woolf

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Life in Mexico

By: Frances Calderón de la Barca

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...his morning, at ten o'clock, we stepped on board the steamboat Hercules, destined to convey us to our packet with its musical name. The day was foggy and gloomy, as if refusing to be comforted, even by an occasional smile from the sun. All prognosticated that the Norma would not sail to-day, but where there's a will, etc. Several of our friends accompanied us to the wharf;...

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Retie: A True Story of a Little Hunchback

By: Mattie Griffith

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...at the following beautiful story, written for our columns by the author of the Autobiography of a Female Slave, is in every particular strictly true; and we suspect that the children will not read it without tears in their eyes.--Eds. Independent.] I WANT to tell the children a story of a poor little slave-girl who lived and died away down South....

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Our Greatest Want

By: Frances Ellen Watkins

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...Excerpt: Leading ideas impress themselves upon communities and countries. A thought is evolved and thrown out among the masses, they receive it and it becomes inter-woven with their mental and moral life--if the thought be good the receivers are benefited, and helped onward to the tr...

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Region of Litany

By: W. Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman)

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...Excerpt: Where is the way to thee, Region of Lutany? I cried to the swallow and lark in their flight, I cried at the dawn, in the day, and the night, I cried to the cloud, and the wave, and the tree, None knew the way to thee, Mistress imperious, O thou mysterious Region of Lutany. I sought of my sou...

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Great Work of an Indian

By: Ora Eddleman Reed

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...ly rendered a judgment against the United States, in favor of the Cherokee Indians, for about five million dollars, which will go to Indian Territory and be distributed per capita to over 30,000 people. This is the greatest claim ever collected by individuals against the United States through the court of claims. It has been a notable suit and its success is conceded to be...

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Contemplation on Bassets-Down-Hill

By: Anne Kemp

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...Excerpt: ? If that exact Appelles now did live. And would a picture of Elizium give; He might pourtrai' of the prospect which this Hill Doth shew; & make the eie command at will. Heer's many a shire whose pleasauntness for fight Doth yield to the Spectators great delight. ...

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Strange and Wonderful News from White-Hall

By: Anna Trapnell

...tion World Public Library.org NEWES FROM WHITE-HALL Title: STRANGE AND WONDERFUL NEWES FROM WHITE-HALL Author: ANNA TRAPNELL Language: English... ...... ...orks of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around th...

...escriptions of Trapnell's visions, esp. those about Cromwell, whom she opposed. Written while she was imprisoned at Whitehall for two months. Strange and Wonderful NEWES FROM WHITE-HALL: OR, The Mighty Visions Proceeding From Mistris ANNA TRAPNEL, to divers Collonels, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, concerning the Government of the Com- monwealth of Englenad, Scotland, and Irelan...

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The Lost Lover

By: Mary de la Riviere Manley

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...Excerpt: THE Lost Lover, &c. ACT I. SCENE 1. The Lady Young-Love's House Enter Wildman and Ready. Wild. I'll stay here till Mr. Wilmore comes in; do you go and see what's to be done at Old Smyrna's; Deliver this Letter to Mrs. Phebe, for her Lady ......

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Bright Eyes

By: Susette la Flesche

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...d of Indian Commissioners says: Reservations are used for Indians very much as nurseries are used for children, as safe inclosures [sic] for the weak and defenseless. Does he call them safe inclosures [sic] because in them the Indians are powerless to help themselves when robbed? I know that hundreds of horses have been stolen from my tribe, the Omahas, and they cannot do ...

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