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A Defence of Poetry

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

According to one mode of regarding those two classes of mental action, which are called reason an...

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On the Symposium, or Preface to the Banquet of Plato

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

A FRAGMENT The dialogue entitled The Banquet was selected by the translator as the most beautifu...

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Essay on the Literature, the Arts, and the Manners of the Athenians

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

A FRAGMENT The period which intervened between the birth of Pericles and the death of Aristotle,...

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Speculations on Morals

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

I.—PLAN OF A TREATISE ON MORALS That great science which regards nature and the operations of th...

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Speculations on Metaphysics

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

I—THE MIND It is an axiom in mental philosophy, that we can think of nothing which we have not p...

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On the Punishment of Death

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

A FRAGMENT The first law which it becomes a Reformer to propose and support, at the approach of ...

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On a Future State

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

It has been the persuasion of an immense majority of human beings in all ages and nations that we...

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On Life

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

Life and the world, or whatever we call that which we are and feel, is an astonishing thing. The ...

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On Love

A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

What is love? Ask him who lives, what is life? ask him who adores, what is God? I know not the i...

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VI. Spelling

The Elements of Style

The spelling of English words is not fixed and invariable, nor does it depend on any other author...

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V. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused

The Elements of Style

(Some of the forms here listed, as like I did, are downright bad English; others, as the split in...

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III. Elementary Principles of Composition

The Elements of Style

8. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic. If the subject on wh...

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II. Elementary Rules of Usage

The Elements of Style

1. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's. Follow this rule whatever the final conso...

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IV. A Few Matters of Form

The Elements of Style

Headings. Leave a blank line, or its equivalent in space, after the title or heading of a manuscr...

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I. Introductory

The Elements of Style

This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims ...

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THE THICK SKULL OF THE FORTUNATE

The Celtic Twilight

I Once a number of Icelandic peasantry found a very thick skull in the cemetery where the poet E...

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ENCHANTED WOODS

The Celtic Twilight

I Last summer, whenever I had finished my day's work, I used to go wandering in certain roomy wo...

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HAPPY AND UNHAPPY THEOLOGIANS

The Celtic Twilight

I A mayo woman once said to me, "I knew a servant girl who hung herself for the love of God. She...

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"DUST HATH CLOSED HELEN'S EYE"

The Celtic Twilight

I I have been lately to a little group of houses, not many enough to be called a village, in the...

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THIS BOOK

The Celtic Twilight

I I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, an...

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