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The Shrinkage of the Planet by Jack London

The Shrinkage of the Planet What a tremendous affair it was, the world of Homer, with its indeterminate boundaries, vast regions, and immeasurable distances.  The Mediterranean and the Euxine were illimitable stretches of ocean waste over which years could be spent in endless wandering.  On their mysterious shores were the improbable homes of impossible peoples. … Keep Reading

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Shakespeare’s Attitude Toward the Working Classes by Ernest Crosby

Shakespeare’s Attitude Toward the Working Classes by Ernest Crosby “Shakespeare was of us,” cries Browning, in his “Lost Leader,” while lamenting the defection of Wordsworth from the ranks of progress and liberalism—”Milton was for us, Burns, Shelley were with us—they watch from their graves!” There can, indeed, be no question of the fidelity to democracy… Keep Reading

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On Literature, Arts and Manners of Athenians by Percy Bysshe Shelley

On Literature, Arts and Manners of Athenians by Percy Bysshe Shelley The period which intervened between the birth of Pericles and the death of Aristotle, is undoubtedly, whether considered in itself, or with reference to the effects which it has produced upon the subsequent destinies of civilized man, the most memorable in the history of… Keep Reading

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Printing Office-Old Brooklyn Printing by Walt Whitman

Printing Office-Old Brooklyn Printing by Walt Whitman After about two years went to work in a weekly newspaper and printing office, to learn the trade. The paper was the “Long Island Patriot,” owned by S. E. Clements, who was also postmaster. An old printer in the office, William Hartshorne, a revolutionary character, who had seen… Keep Reading

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