The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 1

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691184593
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume inaugurates the definitive edition of papers from Thomas Jefferson's retirement. As the volume opens, a new president is installed and Jefferson is anticipating his return to Virginia, where he will pursue a fascinating range of personal and intellectual activities. He prepares for his final departure from Washington by settling accounts and borrowing to pay his creditors. At Monticello he tells of his efforts to restore order at his mismanaged mill complex, breed merino sheep, and otherwise resume full control of his financial and agricultural affairs. Though he is entering retirement, he still has one foot firmly planted in the world of public affairs. He acknowledges a flood of accolades on his retirement and has frequent exchanges with President James Madison. While fielding written requests for money, favors, and advice from a kaleidoscopic array of relatives, acquaintances, strangers, cranks, anonymous writers, and a blackmailer, he maintains a wide and varied correspondence with scientists and scholars on both sides of the Atlantic. The volume's highlights include first-hand accounts of Jefferson's demeanor at his successor's inauguration and one of the most detailed descriptions of life at Monticello by a visitor; Jefferson's recommendations on book purchases to a literary club and a teacher; chemical analyses of tobacco by a French scientist that first isolated nicotine; the earliest descriptions of the death of Meriwether Lewis; one of Jefferson's most eloquent calls for religious tolerance; and his modest assessment of the value of his writings in reply to a printer interested in publishing them.

Mohawks Volume 1 of 3

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3730987569
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mohawks is a novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It has 3 volumes. This volume has 12 chapters. example: CHAPTER I. "ONE THAT DOTH WEAR HIMSELF AWAY IN LONENESS." "Nothing?" asked the farmer, standing upon a heathery knoll, with his gun under his arm, and his two clever spaniels, Nell and Beauty, crouched dutifully at his feet. "Nothing but this," answered the farmer's man, holding up a bundle of papers—pamphlets and manuscripts—dirty, crumpled, worn as if with much carrying to and fro over the face of the earth. They were tied up in a ragged old cotton handkerchief, and they had been carried in the breast-pocket of yonder wayfarer who lay stark and stiff, with his dead face staring up at the bright blue sky of early morning. A little child, a mere baby, lay asleep beside him, nestling against the arm that would never again shelter or defend her.

The Mediaeval Mind Volume 1 of 2

Author: Henry Osborn Taylor
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Middle Ages! They seem so far away; intellectually so preposterous, spiritually so strange. Bits of them may touch our sympathy, please our taste; their window-glass, their sculpture, certain of their stories, their romances,—as if those straitened ages really were the time of romance, which they were not, God knows, in the sense commonly taken. Yet perhaps they were such intellectually, or at least spiritually. Their terra—not for them incognita, though full of mystery and pall and vaguer glory—was not the earth. It was the land of metaphysical construction and the land of spiritual passion. There lay their romance, thither pointed their veriest thinking, thither drew their utter yearning.

Wheeler s Wake Volume Ii

Author: Andrew Clyde Little
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 146691078X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Volume II of Wheelers Wake continues the story of a communications pioneer involved in shortwave radio and the birth of television. Wheeler also managed to raise a son while dealing with a highly neurotic wife. It traces how he balanced a demanding career with the role of a father in a difficult marriage. This support for his son allowed the author to grow into a responsible adult who eventually followed in his fathers wake, shaping his own career, using some of the technology Wheeler developed. It is a tribute to a remarkable man from a devoted and loving son, Andrew Clyde Little.

Horae Homileticae Volume 3

Author: Simeon, Charles
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Format: PDF, ePub
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Charles Simeon published hundreds of sermons and outlines of sermons (called "sermon skeletons"). His chief work is a commentary on the whole Bible, entitled Horae homileticae. Charles Simeon is often hailed as something of an ancestor of the evangelical movement in the Church of England. This expositional commentary, was originally a 21 volume set, but now here is in 7 volumes. It’s a treasure-trove for experienced preachers, but it’s also a tremendous study aid for new ministers who are looking for training assistances. Volume 1 Genesis to Deuteronomy Volume 2 Joshua to Esther Volume 3 Job to Song of Songs Volume 4 Isaiah to Malachi Volume 5 Matthew to John Volume 6 Acts to Philippians Volume 7 Colossians to Revelation