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The life and times of George Villiers, duke of Buckingham Vol.1 (of 3)

By Katherine Thomson
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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham was an English courtier, statesman, and patron of the arts. He was a favourite of King James I of England. Despite a patchy political and military record, Buckingham remained at the height of royal favour for the first three years of the reign of King Charles I, until a disgruntled army-officer assassinated him.

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories... Plays The Village Coquettes The Strange Gentleman The Lamplighter Is She His Wife... Poetry The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens Travel Books American Notes Pictures From Italy The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Other Works Sunday Under Three Heads A Child's History of England Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi The Life of Our Lord... Miscellaneous Papers Essays & Articles A Coal Miner's Evidence The Lost Arctic Voyagers Frauds on the Fairies Adelaide Anne Procter In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Speeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and Social Letters of Charles Dickens Criticism CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie D. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Carpenter House

By Jerry E. Summers
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1475999976
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 807
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The letter arrived shortly after the death of Jebidiah James Carpenter II’s parents in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Penned by Jeb’s father in 1999, the letter reveals the existence of the Carpenter Family Secret Resolution and the existence of hidden wealth in the Carpenter home in North Carolina. Enrolled in the military academy, Jeb has just become the seventh Keeper of the family. That legacy began in 1825 when Jebidiah James Carpenter, JJ to his friends and family, conceived the Carpenter Family Secret Resolution. He was a respected US Army officer, a Confederate officer, and a successful businessman. The resolution set a specific course for his descendants and was designed to protect the family’s heritage and its wealth. The Carpenter family wealth allows Jeb to serve his country through his involvement with the CIA and military intelligence, protecting the American way, though at considerable risk to himself and more than average risk to his loved ones. Providing a snapshot of a dark time in the nation’s history, Carpenter House presents a fictional story of love, espionage, and one family’s remarkable legacy.

Keepers of Rites

By Tiara McClure
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  • Publisher : Tiara McClure
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 391
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The threat of war is very real in the Four Realms of the Fae. Battles at the border of the Edge and the Southern Realm are at an all time high along with tensions between those loyal to the throne and those loyal to the rebellion. Of course, the keepers of the realms and their newfound prince are caught in the middle of it all. Determined to put an end to the rebellion once and for all, they are preparing travel back to the land of eternal darkness that lies beyond the borders of their world when they receive devastating news. The king is dead. And worse yet, his murderer has yet to be found. With chaos spreading like wildfire in their world, they must find the king's murderer and bring down the rebellion. Or risk having justice and peace elude them forever.

India

By D. R. SarDesai
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429979509
  • Pages : 514
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 214
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This book deals with the sweep of traditional Indian history as well as with the post-independence events, judicially balancing narrative and analysis in the conceptual framework of postcolonial and postmodernist approaches, covering the process of change in India through the centuries.

Transgressing the Bounds

By Louise A. Breen
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198031536
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 499
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This study offers a new interpretation of the Puritan "Antinomian" controversy and a skillful analysis of its wider and long term social and cultural significance. Breen argues that controversy both reflected and fostered larger questions of identity that would persist in Puritan New England during the 17th century. Some issues discussed here include the existence of individualism in a society that valued conformity and the response of members of an inward-looking, localistic culture to those among them of a more "cosmopolitan" nature. Central to Breen's study is the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, an elite social club that attracted a heterogeneous yet prominent membership, and whose diversity contrasted with the social and religious ideals of the cultural majority.

Peter Simple

By Frederick Marryat
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  • Publisher : VM eBooks
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 748
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Table of Contents Published by VM eBook Chapter One. The great advantage of being the fool of the family—My destiny is decided, and I am consigned to a stockbroker as part of his Majesty’s sea-stock—Unfortunately for me Mr Handycock is a bear, and I get very little dinner. Chapter Two. Fitting out on the shortest notice—Fortunately for me this day Mr Handycock is not a bear, and I fare very well—I set off for Portsmouth—Behind the coach I meet a man before the mast—He is disguised with liquor, but is not the only disguise I fall in with in my journey. Chapter Three. I am made to look very blue at the Blue Posts—Find wild spirits around, and, soon after, hot spirits within me; at length my spirits overcome me—Call to pay my respects to the Captain, and find that I had had the pleasure of meeting him before—No sooner out of one scrape than into another. Chapter Four. I am taught on a cold morning, before breakfast, how to stand fire, and thus prove my courage—After breakfast I also prove my gallantry—My proof meets reproof—Women at the bottom of all mischief—By one I lose my liberty, and, by another, my money. Chapter Five. I am introduced to the quarter-deck, and first lieutenant, who pronounces me very clever—Trotted below to Mrs Trotter—Connubial bliss in a cock-pit—Mrs Trotter takes me in, as a messmate. Chapter Six. Puzzled with very common words—Mrs Trotter takes care of my wardrobe—A matrimonial duet, ending “con strepito.” Chapter Seven. ‘Scandalum magnatum’ clearly proved—I prove to the captain that I consider him a gentleman, although I had told him the contrary, and I prove to the midshipmen that I am a gentleman myself—they prove their gratitude by practising upon me, because practice makes perfect. Chapter Eight. My messmates show me the folly of running in debt—the episode of Sholto McFoy. Chapter Nine. We post up to Portsdown Fair—Consequence of disturbing a lady at supper—Spontaneous combustion at Ranelagh Gardens—Pastry versus piety—Many are bid to the feast; but not the halt, the lame, or the blind. Chapter Ten. A press-gang beaten off by one woman—Dangers at “Spithead” and “Point”—A treat for both parties, of “pulled chicken,” at my expense—Also gin for twenty—I am made a prisoner: escape and rejoin my ship. Chapter Eleven. O’Brien takes me under his protection—The ship’s company are paid, so are the bumboat-women, the Jews, and the emancipationist after a fashion—We go to sea—“Doctor” O’Brien’s cure for sea-sickness—One pill of the doctor’s more than a dose. Chapter Twelve. New theory of Mr Muddle remarkable for having no end to it—Novel practice of Mr Chucks—O’Brien commences his history—I bring up the master’s night-glass. Chapter Thirteen. The first lieutenant prescribes for one of his patients, his prescriptions consisting of “draughts” only—O’Brien finishes the history of his life, in which the proverb of “the more the merrier” is sadly disproved—“Shipping” a new pair of boots causes the “unshipping” of their owner—Walking home after a ball; O’Brien meets with an accident. Chapter Fourteen. The first lieutenant has more patients—Mr Chucks the boatswain lets me into the secret of his gentility. Chapter Fifteen. I go on service, and am made prisoner by an old lady, who, not able to obtain my hand, takes part of my finger as a token—O’Brien rescues me—A lee shore and narrow escape. Chapter Sixteen. News from home—A “fatigue” party employed at Gibraltar—more particulars in the life of Mr Chucks—A brush with the enemy—a court-martial and a lasting impression. Chapter Seventeen. Mr Chucks’ opinion of proper names—He finishes his Spanish talk—March of intellect among the warrant officers. Chapter Eighteen. I go away on service, am wounded and taken prisoner with O’Brien—Diamond cut diamond between the O’Briens—Get into comfortable quarters—My first interview with Celeste. Chapter Nineteen. We remove to very unpleasant quarters—Birds of a feather won’t always flock together—O’Brien cuts a cutter midshipman, and gets a taste of french steel—Altogether “flat” work. Chapter Twenty. O’Brien fights a duel with a French officer, and proves that the great art of fencing is knowing nothing about it—We arrive at our new quarters, which we find very secure. Chapter Twenty One. O’Brien receives his commission as lieutenant and then we take french leave of Givet. Chapter Twenty Two. Grave consequences of gravitation—O’Brien enlists himself as a gendarme, and takes charge of me—We are discovered, and obliged to run for it—The pleasures of a winter bivouac. Chapter Twenty Three. Exalted with our success, we march through France without touching the ground—I become feminine—We are voluntary conscripts. Chapter Twenty Four. What occurred at Flushing, and what occurred when we got out of Flushing. Chapter Twenty Five. O’Brien parts company to hunt for provisions, and I have other company in consequence of another hunt—O’Brien pathetically mourns my death and finds me alive—We escape. Chapter Twenty Six. Adventures at home—I am introduced to my grandfather—he obtains employment for O’Brien and myself, and we join a frigate. Chapter Twenty Seven. Captain and Mrs To—Pork—We go to Plymouth and fall in with our old captain. Chapter Twenty Eight. We get rid of the pigs and pianoforte—the last boat on shore before sailing—the first lieutenant too hasty, and the consequences to me. Chapter Twenty Nine. A long conversation with Mr Chucks—The advantages of having a prayer-book in your pocket—We run down the trades—Swinburne, the quarter-master, and his yarns—the captain falls sick. Chapter Thirty. Death of Captain Savage—His funeral—Specimen of true Barbadian born—“Sucking the monkey”—Effects of a hurricane. Chapter Thirty One. Captain Kearney—The Dignity ball. Chapter Thirty Two. I am claimed by Captain Kearney as a relation—Trial of skill between first lieutenant and captain with the long bow—The shark, the pug dog, and the will—A quarter-deck picture. Chapter Thirty Three. Another set-to between the captain and first lieutenant—Cutting-out expedition—Mr Chucks mistaken—He dies like a gentleman—Swinburne begins his account of the battle of St. Vincent. Chapter Thirty Four. O’Brien’s good advice—Captain Kearney again deals in the marvellous. Chapter Thirty Five. Swinburne continues his narrative of the battle off Cape St. Vincent. Chapter Thirty Six. A letter from Father McGrath, who diplomatises—When priest meets priest, then comes the tug of war—Father O’Toole not to be made a tool of. Chapter Thirty Seven. Captain Kearney’s illness—He makes his will and devises sundry “chateaux en espagne,” for the benefit of those concerned—The legacy duty in this instance not ruinous—He signs, seals, and dies. Chapter Thirty Eight. Captain Horton—Gloomy news from home—Get over head and ears in the water, and find myself afterwards growing one way, and my clothes another—Though neither as rich as a Jew, or as large as a camel, I pass through my examination, which my brother candidates think passing strange. Chapter Thirty Nine. Is a chapter of plots—Catholic casuistry in a new cassock—Plotting promotes promotion—A peasant’s love, and a peer’s peevishness—Prospects of prosperity. Chapter Forty. O’Brien and myself take a step each, “pari passu”—A family reunion, productive of anything but unity—My uncle, not always the best friend. Chapter Forty One. Pompous obsequies—The reading of the will, not exactly after Wilkie—I am left a legacy—What becomes of it—My father, very warm, writes a sermon to cool himself—I join O’Brien’s brig, and fall in with Swinburne. Chapter Forty Two. We sail for the West Indies—A volunteer for the ship refused and sent on shore again, for reasons which the chapter will satisfactorily explain to the reader. Chapter Forty Three. Description of the coast of Martinique—Popped at for peeping—No heroism in making oneself a target—Board a miniature Noah’s ark, under Yankee colours—Capture a French slaver—Parrot soup in lieu of mock turtle. Chapter Forty Four. Money can purchase anything in the new country—American information not always to be depended upon—A night attack; we are beaten off—It proves a “cut up,” instead of a “cut out”—After all, we save something out of the fire. Chapter Forty Five. Some remarkable occurrences take place in the letter of marque—Old friends with improved faces—The captor a captive; but not carried away, though the captive is, by the ship’s boat—The whole chapter a mixture of love, war, and merchandise. Chapter Forty Six. O’Brien tells his crew that one Englishman is as good as three Frenchmen on salt water—They prove it—We fall in with an old acquaintance, although she could not be considered as a friend. Chapter Forty Seven. I am sent away after prizes and meet with a hurricane—Am driven on shore, with the loss of more than half my men—Where is the “Rattlesnake?” Chapter Forty Eight. The devastations of the hurricane—Peter makes friends—At destroying or saving, nothing like British seamen—Peter meets with General O’Brien much to his satisfaction—Has another meeting still more so—A great deal of pressing of hands, “and all that,” as Pope says. Chapter Forty Nine. Broken ribs not likely to produce broken hearts—O’Brien makes something like a declaration of peace—Peter Simple actually makes a declaration of love—Rash proceedings on all sides. Chapter Fifty. Peter Simple first takes a command, then three West Indiamen, and twenty prisoners—One good turn deserves another—The prisoners endeavour to take him, but are themselves taken in. Chapter Fifty One. Peter turned out of his command by his vessel turning bottom up—A cruise on a main-boom, with sharks “en attendant”—self and crew, with several flying fish, taken on board a negro boat—Peter regenerates by putting on a new outward man. Chapter Fifty Two. Good sense in Swinburne—No man a hero to his “valet de chambre,” or a prophet in his own country—O’Brien takes a step by strategy—O’Brien parts with his friend, and Peter’s star is no longer in the ascendant. Chapter Fifty Three. I am pleased with my new captain—Obtain leave to go home—Find my father afflicted with a very strange disease, and prove myself a very good doctor, although the disorder always breaks out in a fresh place. Chapter Fifty Four. We receive our sailing orders, and orders of every description—A quarter-deck conversation—Listeners never hear any good of themselves. Chapter Fifty Five. We encounter a Dutch brig of war—Captain Hawkins very contemplative near the capstan—Hard knocks, and no thanks for it—Who’s afraid?—Men will talk—The brig goes about on the wrong tack. Chapter Fifty Six. Consequences of the action—A ship without a fighting captain is like a thing without a head—So do the sailors think—A mutiny, and the loss of our famous ship’s company. Chapter Fifty Seven. News from home not very agreeable, although the reader may laugh—We arrive at Portsmouth, where I fall in with my old acquaintance, Mrs Trotter—We sail with a convoy for the Baltic. Chapter Fifty Eight. How we passed the Sound, and what passed in the Sound—the captain overhears again a conversation between Swinburne and me. Chapter Fifty Nine. The dead man attends at the auction of his own effects, and bids the sale to stop—One more than was wanted—Peter steps into his own shoes again—Captain Hawkins takes a friendly interest in Peter’s papers—Riga balsam sternly refused to be admitted for the relief of the ship’s company. Chapter Sixty. An old friend in a new case—Heart of oak in Swedish fir—A man’s a man, all the world over, and something more in many parts of it—Peter gets reprimanded for being dilatory, but proves a title to a defence-allowed. Chapter Sixty One. Bad news from home, and worse on board—Notwithstanding his previous trials, Peter forced to prepare for another—Mrs Trotter again; improves as she grows old—Captain Hawkins and his twelve charges. Chapter Sixty Two. A good defence not always good against a bad accusation—Peter wins the hearts of his judges, yet loses his cause, and is dismissed his ship. Chapter Sixty Three. Peter looks upon his loss as something gained—Goes on board the “Rattlesnake” to pack up, and is ordered to pack off—Polite leave-taking between relations—Mrs Trotter better and better—Goes to London, and afterwards falls into all manner of misfortunes by the hands of robbers, and of his own uncle. Chapter Sixty Four. As O’Brien said, it’s a long lane that has no turning—I am rescued, and happiness pours in upon me as fast as misery before overwhelmed me. Chapter Sixty Five. It never rains but it pours, whether it be good or bad news—I succeed in everything, and to everything, my wife, my title, and estate—And “all’s well that ends well.”

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland

By John Burke,Bernard Burke
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  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Isbn : 0806307390
  • Pages : 644
  • Category : Reference
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Tracing the history of Maronets of the British Isles who left no descendants.

The Comte De St. Germain

By Isabel Cooper-Oakley
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Isbn : 3849644634
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 680
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Among the strange mysterious beings, with which the eighteenth century was so richly dowered, no one has commanded more universal comment and attention than the mystic who was known by the name of the Comte de St. Germain. A hero of romance; a charlatan; a swindler and an adventurer; rich and varied were the names that showered freely upon him. Hated by the many, loved and reverenced by the few, time has not yet lifted the veil which screened his true mission from the vulgar speculators of the period. Then, as now, the occultist was dubbed charlatan by the ignorant; only some men and women here and there realised the power of which he stood possessed. The friend and councillor of kings and princes, an enemy to ministers who were skilled in deception, he brought his great knowledge to help the West, to stave off in some small measure the storm clouds that were gathering so thickly around some nations. Alas! his words of warning fell on deafened ears, and his advice went all unheeded.

A Bible Study Investigation into Our Relationship to God and into “The Time of the End”

By Trevor Pope
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781453594063
  • Pages : 446
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Throughout the entire Christian era Adventist groups have been announcing that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent. This book is a reminder that until some awesome prophecies, of which Jesus warned, have been fulfilled, His return cannot be imminent. When questioned about the signs preceding His return Jesus warned of deception, of international hatred of Christians, and of the prophet Daniel’s forecast of an unprecedented time of trouble that would almost destroy mankind. To those in Thessalonica long ago who believed the Lord’s return was imminent the apostle Paul wrote, “You must allow no one to deceive you in any way. That day cannot come until the Great Rebellion has taken place.” Quoting from Daniel Paul describes an appalling rebel, and how the Lord’s appearing will remove him. Despite these warnings from Jesus and Paul many Christians today regard these old prophecies as largely metaphorical, and as having been fulfilled. To their infinite loss they overlook them and perpetuate the age-old prediction that the Lord’s return is imminent, In contradiction to that, many prophecies related herein prove that the three and a half years of the “time of the end” have not yet begun.