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Songs for the Millions, and other poems by STOTT, Benjamin

Born in Manchester, and a bookbinder by trade, Benjamin Stott was an active trade unionist and member of the Chartist movement. Songs of the Millions, a suite of seventeen short poems in which Stott experimented with a variety of forms, was his best known work. Poverty and famine, injustice and the brutality of the police and their spies, solidarity and resistance are his themes. A devout militant Christian, Stott saved some (altro…)

Bible (Reina Valera) 16: Nehemias by REINA-VALERA

En el año 445 aC, el rey persa Artajerjes envió a Nehemías, un israelita que era uno de sus funcionarios de confianza, para ayudar a reconstruir los muros de Jerusalén. Con Nehemías fue la tercera ola de exiliados judíos que regresaban. Hubo una oposición intensa de los que estaban la tierra y había desunión dentro de Jerusalén. A pesar de esta oposición, Nehemías reconstruyó los muros. Él superó muchas (altro…)

Pretty Sister Of José, The by BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

Pepita would rather become a witch than a wife. She’s seen too many women, including her mother, wither away at their husband’s hands. Popular and respected, our gentle, but fiercely independent heroine immediately grows cruel and cold to any suitor drawn in by her allure. When a famous bullfighting lady killer from Madrid takes interest in her, will Pepita’s resolve crumble with disastrous consequences?

A hit upon its 1899 (altro…)

Loss of the Sultana by BERRY, Chester D.

April, 1865. The country was in turmoil. The U.S. Civil War had come to an end, thousands of Union prisoners of war had recently been released, and President Lincoln had just been assassinated. The steamship ‘Sultana’ left New Orleans on April 21st, traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi where it took on 1,965 federal soldiers and 35 officers, all recently released prisoners of war, most of them held at the prison camps of (altro…)

Ὁμήρου Ὀδύσσεια (Ραψῳδία 7) – The Odyssey By Homer (Book 7) by HOMER

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) – http://www.projethomere.com

Ἡ ἐργασία αὐτὴ ἀφορᾷ τὴν Ραψῳδία Η – Ὀδυσσέως εἴσοδος πρὸς Ἀλκίνουν.

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια εἶναι ἕνα ἀπὸ τὰ δύο κορυφαία ἔργα τοῦ Ὁμήρου καὶ ταυτοχρόνως τῆς Εὐρωπαϊκῆς λογοτεχνίας καὶ θεωρῶ ὅτι αὐτὰ τὰ σπουδαῖα ἀρχαῖα ἑλληνικὰ λογοτεχνικὰ ἔργα πρέπει νὰ ἠχογραφηθοῦν ἀπὸ (altro…)

Dwarf Fruit Trees by WAUGH, Frank Albert

This book is a handbook for the home orchardist. The propagation, pruning, choice of variety, and management of dwarf fruit trees, specifically apples, pears, peaches, and plums, are outlined. In addition, there is a section on berry bushes. It is geared towards gardeners in the United States of America and Canada. – Summary by A. Gramour
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Loss of the Sultana by Chester D. Berry by BERRY, Chester D.

April, 1865. The country was in turmoil. The U.S. Civil War had come to an end, thousands of Union prisoners of war had recently been released, and President Lincoln had just been assassinated. The steamship ‘Sultana’ left New Orleans on April 21st, traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi where it took on 1,965 federal soldiers and 35 officers, all recently released prisoners of war, most of them held at the prison camps of (altro…)

Shorty McCabe by FORD, Sewell

Yes, it’s been a couple of years since I quit the ring. . . . I slid into a quiet corner for a month or so, and then I dropped into the only thing I knew how to do, trainin’ comers to go against the champs. It ain’t like pullin’ down your sixty per cent of the gate receipts, but there’s worse payin’ jobs.

Course, there’s times when I finds myself up (altro…)

His Lady Friend by LARDNER, Ring

This week’s poem is taken from Ringgold Wilmer “Ring” Lardner’s Bib Ballads book of poetry about his child. In his Forward he says
Dear Parents:—Don’t imagine, please,
It’s in a boastful spirit
I fashion verses such as these;…
…But babes are babes, and mine, no doubt,
Is very much like others.

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Men I’m Not Married To by PARKER, Dorothy

A saucy little poem commenting upon all men that Ms. Parker didn’t marry, perhaps implying (it’s a bit ambiguous) that upon marrying, the husband becomes far more special than all the other men in the world. It’s sort of the same theme embodied in Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, who was saddened to discover that his rose was like any other rose, except when he further realized that his rose depended upon (altro…)

Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun by LE BRUN, Élisabeth Louise Vigée

This memoirs chronicles Madame Vigée Lebrun’s childhood and the early discovery of her talent, the fortuitous break that introduced her to the world of “portraiture of the stars,” her expeditious flight from France at the height of the French Revolution, her continued success as a portraitist for the various royal houses of Europe, and her ultimate return to France. In this memoirs, Lebrun illustrates how she overcame the prejudices of the (altro…)

Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by HARLAND, Marion

This is a practical guide to running a household in 1883. Marion Harland not only walks us through a number of important topics such as how to select and manage servants and organise a dinner party (best engage a good caterer), but also includes a number of recipes. Even today’s listeners may find a new favourite dish among the recipes contained in this volume. – Summary by Carolin
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