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PREFACE I began these memoirs when about twenty-five years old, having from youth kept a diary of some sort, which perhaps from habit made me think of recording my inner and secret life. When I began it, I had scarcely read a baudy book, none of which excepting "Fanny Hill" appeared to me to be truthful, that did, and it does so still; the others telling of recherche eroticisms, or of inordinate copulative powers, of the strange twists, tricks,... more...

HOW NEWSPAPERS ARE MADE. We will suppose that it is a great newspaper, in a great city, printing daily 25,000, or more, copies. Here it is, with wide columns, with small, compact type, with very little space wasted in head lines, eight large pages of it, something like 100,000 words printed upon it, and sold for four cents—25,000 words for a cent. It is a great institution—a power greater than a hundred banking-houses, than a... more...

INTRODUCTION Honor to Gunesh, God of Wisdom This book of Counsel read, and you shall see,Fair speech and Sanscrit lore, and Policy. On the banks of the holy river Ganges there stood a city named Pataliputra. The King of it was a good King and a virtuous, and his name was Sudarsana. It chanced one day that he overheard a certain person reciting these verses— "Wise men, holding wisdom highest, scorn delights, as false as fair,Daily live... more...

The Gospel of Matthew 1. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac; Isaac became the father of Jacob; Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers; Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar; and Perez became the father of Hezron; Hezron became the father of Ram; Ram became the father of Amminadab; and Amminadab the father of Nahshon; and Nahshon the... more...

CHAPTER I. THE COLISEUM. "Butchered to make a Roman holiday." It was a great festival day in Rome. From all quarters vast numbers of people came pouring forth to one common destination. Over the Capitoline Hill, through the Forum, past the Temple of Peace and the Arch of Titus and the imperial palace; on they went till they reached the Coliseum, where they entered its hundred doors and disappeared within. There a wonderful scene presented... more...


THE BURIAL OF COCK ROBIN.   Here lies Cock Robin,Dead and cold;This book his endWill soon unfold.   Who kill'd Cock Robin?I, said the Sparrow,With my bow and arrow,And I kill'd Cock Robin. This is the Sparrow,With his bow and arrow.   Who saw him die?I, said the fly,With my little eye,And I saw him die. This is the Fly,With his little eye.   Who caught his blood?I, said the Fish,With my little dish,And... more...

McLOUGHLIN BRO'S 30 BEEKMAN St   There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,And he found a crooked six-pence against a crooked stile;He bought a crooked hat, which caught a crooked mouse,And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Go to bed Tom, go to bed Tom—Merry or sober, go to bed Tom.   Little Tommy Grace,Had a pain in his face,So that he could not learn a letter;   When in came Dicky... more...

GENERAL INVITATION.   Jenny consented; the day was named, The joyful news the Cock proclaimed. PARSON AND CLERK.   Together came the Rook and Lark, The one as Parson, t'other Clerk. THE WEDDING.   The Goldfinch gave the bride away, Who promis'd always to obey. PREPARING FOR THE FEAST.   The feathery tenants of the air Towards the Feast each gave a share. THE DINNER.   The jovial party din'd... more...

FOREWORD The Community Cook Book is a collection of recipes chosen from many hundreds that may well be considered representative of the best to be found in any of the more intelligent and progressive of American Communities in which a part of the population make occasional visits to all parts of the country from which they bring back choice recipes to contribute to the neighborhood fund. Added to this, that constant change and interchange of a... more...

Simple Simon met a pieman, Going to the fair. Says Simple Simon to the pieman “Let me taste your ware.” Says the pieman to Simple Simon, “Show me first your penny.” Says Simple Simon to the pieman, “Indeed, I have not any.” Simon Looking for Plums. Simple Simon went to look If plums grew on a thistle, He pricked his fingers very much, Which made poor Simon whistle. Simon Fishing. Simple... more...