Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine
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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

A mixture of a history of cookery books and some recipes. From the Introduction: 'Man has been distinguished from other animals in various ways; but perhaps there is no particular in which he exhibits so marked a difference from the rest of creation — not even in the prehensile faculty resident in his hand — as in the objection to raw food, meat, and vegetables. He approximates to his inferior contemporaries only in the matter of fru...

Astrology and Marriage
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Astrology and Marriage

This handbook deals with the subject of marriage from the point of view of the ancient science of the Chaldeans, and shows the secret of happiness or unhappiness in the marital state with regards to planetary influence. The author deals with the broad question of marriage, harmonising factors, signs of happiness, signs of discord, the misogynist, the domestic circle, multiple marriages, existing evils and the remedy, and gives illust...

Choice Aphorisms from the Seven Segments of Cardan
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Choice Aphorisms from the Seven Segments of Cardan

Chapters include: General Aphorisms; Aphorisms Relating To Nativities; Aphorisms Concerning Revolutions; Aphorisms Relating To Decumbitures, Diseases, Physic, Etc; Aphorisms Concerning Elections; Aphorisms Relating To Eclipses And Comets; Aphorisms Touching Weather, Meteors, Etc; Some Aphorisms Relating To Husbandry; and, Aphorisms Relating To General Accidents.

Washington, The Man and the Mason
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Washington, The Man and the Mason

Despite being called Washington, The Man and the Mason, there is very little Masonic content in this book. It is however, a thorough look into the life of the first President of the United States. Chapters include: The Cavaliers; John Washington, the Immigrant; Lawrence Washington of Wakefield; Augustine Washington; Lawrence Washington of Mount Vernon; The Virginia Fairfaxes; Washington, the Surveyor; Washington's Mission to the Fren...

A Sketch of the Life of Apollonius of Tyana
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A Sketch of the Life of Apollonius of Tyana

Chapters include: Born at Tyana; Put to School at Tarsus; Death of his Father; Distributes his Estate left by his Father to His Relatives; Spends Five Years in Silence under the Pythagorean Code; Quells a Riot in Aspendus; Visits Antioch; Travels into India; Meets Damis at Ninus; Returns to Antioch; Goes to Seleucia; Takes Ship for Cyprus; Visits Tomb of Palamedes at Methymna; Sails for Athens; and more.

Clarence Darrow Essays
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Clarence Darrow Essays

Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. The three essays included here are Facing Life Fearlessly, Absurdities Of The Bible, and Why I Am An Agnostic.

Education for Self-Realisation and Social Service
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Education for Self-Realisation and Social Service

From the Preface: 'This is a book written primarily for teachers of the young, and is introductory to the first part of the general design of the New Humanist Series outlined in the preceding General Preface. But parents and students will also, it is hoped, find in it much that concerns them. The author has attempted to provide a point of view and jumping off ground from which those provinces of interest to the educator, that lie far...

The Machinery of the Mind
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The Machinery of the Mind

Chapters include: The Physical Vehicle Of Consciousness; The Evolution Of The Nervous System; How An Idea Enters The Mind; The Organisation Of The Upper Levels Of The Mind; The Organization Of The Lower Levels Of The Mind; Complexes; The Instincts; The Self-Preservation Instinct; Diseases Of The Self-Preservation Instinct; The Reproductive Instinct; Development Of The Reproductive Instinct; Diseases Of The Reproductive Instinct; Subl...

The Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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The Innocents Abroad

Based on a series of letters Mark Twain wrote from Europe to newspapers in San Francisco and New York as a roving correspondent, The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century.