John Addington Symonds The volumes in the series are The Age of the Despots (Volume I), The Revival of Learning (Volume II), The Fine Arts (Volume III), Italian Literature, Part I (Volume IV), Italian Literature, Part II (Volume V), and The Catholic Reaction, Parts I and II (Volumes VI and VII).
John Addington Symonds & Michelangelo Buonarroti This 1878 collection includes the sonnets of Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti and the Italian philosopher and poet Tommaso Campanella, translated into rhymed English by English poet John Addington Symonds.
John Addington Symonds Opening the Bible, we find severe penalties attached to sexual inversion by the Mosaic law, in the interests of population and in harmony with the Jewish theory of abominations. The lesson is driven home by the legend of two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, overwhelmed with fire because of their addiction to abnormal sexual indulgences. Here the vindices flammæ of the Roman code appear for the first time—the stake and the flames, which mediæval legislation appointed for offenders of this sort.
John Addington Symonds The first fact which the student has to notice is that in the Homeric poems a modern reader finds no trace of this passion. It is true that Achilles, the hero of the Iliad, is distinguished by his friendship for Patroclus no less emphatically than Odysseus, the hero of the Odyssey, by lifelong attachment to Penelope, and Hector by love for Andromache. But in the delineation of the friendship of Achilles and Patroclus there is nothing which indicates the passionate relation of the lover and the beloved, as they were afterwards recognised in Greek society. This is the more remarkable because the love of Achilles for Patroclus added, in a later age of Greek history, an almost religious sanction of the martial form of paiderastia. In like manner the friendship of Idomeneus for Meriones, and that of Achilles, after the death of Patroclus, for Antilochus, were treated by the later Greeks as paiderastic.
John Addington Symonds The chronological limits assigned to the Italian Renaissance in the first volume of this work would confine the history of literature to about eighty years between 1453 and 1527; and it will be seen by reference to the foregoing paragraph that it would not be impossible to isolate that span of time. In dealing with Renaissance literature, it so happens that strict boundaries can be better observed than in the case of politics, fine arts, or learning. Yet to adhere to this section of literary history without adverting to the antecedent periods, would be to break the chain of national development, which in the evolution of Italian language is even more important than in any other branch of culture.
George Ade, Louisa May Alcott, Raymond MacDonald Alden, Cecil Frances Alexander, James Allen, Hans Christian Andersen, Alfred Austin, Mary Austin, Ralph Henry Barbour, L. Frank Baum, William Cox Bennett, William Blake, Edmund Bolton, Anne Brontë, Elbridge Brooks, Heywood Broun, Frances Browne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oliver Bell Bunce, Robert Burns, Ellis Parker Butler, William Wilfred Campbell, William Canton, Willa Cather, Thomas Chatterton, Anton Chekhov, G. K. Chesterton, John Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Eliza Cook, Susan Coolidge, François Coppée, Richard Crashaw, F. Marion Crawford, Mary Stewart Cutting, Victor James Daley, Aubrey De Vere, Margaret Deland, Emily Dickinson, Charles Dickens, Mary Mapes Dodge, Alfred Domett, John Donne, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Drummond, Henry Van Dyke, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Anne P. L. Field, Eugene Field, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Richard Watson Gilder, Washington Gladden, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nikolai Gogol, The Brothers Grimm, Kenneth Grahame, Elizabeth Harrison, Thomas Hardy, Bret Harte, Frances Ridley Havergal, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Reginald Heber, Felicia Hemans, George Herbert, O. Henry, Oliver Herford, Robert Herrick, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Florence Holbrook, Thomas Hood, William Dean Howells, Ben Jonson, Washington Irving, John Keble, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, Selma Lagerlöf, Winifred Kirkland, Andrew Lang, Stephen Leacock, James Weber Linn, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, H. P. Lovecraft, James Russell Lowell, George MacDonald, Charles Mackay, William Topaz McGonagall, Alice Duer Miller, Emily Huntington Miller, Olive Thorne Miller, John Milton, S. Weir Mitchell, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Clement C. Moore, William Morris, Mary Noailles Murfree, Robert Fuller Murray, John Mason Neale, Thomas Nelson Page, Elia W. Peattie, Marjorie Pickthall, Beatrix Potter, Katharine Pyle, Arthur Quiller-Couch, James Whitcomb Riley, Mary Darby Robinson, Edward Payson Roe, Christina Rossetti, Damon Runyon, Saki, Walter Scott, Edmund Hamilton Sears, William Shakespeare, Nora Archibald Smith, Robert Southwell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Frank Stockton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Addington Symonds, John Banister Tabb, Booth Tarkington, Nahum Tate, Sara Teasdale, Lord Alfred Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Thring, Henry Timrod, Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Tusser, Mark Twain, Katharine Tynan, Henry Vaughan, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Lucy Wheelock, John G. Whittier, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Oscar Wilde, John Strange Winter, George Wither, William Wordsworth, William Butler Yeats, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, George Orwell, Agatha Christie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.P. Lovecraft, Virginia Woolf & EDGAR ALLAN POE If you were looking for the definitive Christmas anthology, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!
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· Poems, carols and songs from John Milton, Clement Clarke Moore, William Blake, W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, H. P. Lovecraft, George MacDonald, Emily Dickinson and many more!
John Addington Symonds This volume of New Italian Sketches has been made up from two books published in England and America under the titles of -Sketches and Studies in Italy- and -Italian Byways. - It forms in some respects a companion volume to my -Sketches in Italy- already published in the Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors. But it is quite independent of that other book, and is in no sense a continuation of it.
John Addington Symonds 'Sketches in Italy and Greece, ' 'Sketches and Studies in Italy, ' and 'Italian Byways, ' nothing has been changed except the order of the Essays. For the convenience of travellers a topographical arrangement has been adopted. This implied a new title to cover the contents of all three volumes, and 'Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece' has been chosen as departing least from the author's own phraseology.
John Addington Symonds The true epicure in refined pleasures will never travel to Basle by night. He courts the heat of the sun and the monotony of French plains, —their sluggish streams and never-ending poplar trees—for the sake of the evening coolness and the gradual approach to the great Alps, which await him at the close of the day.
O. Henry, Mark Twain, Beatrix Potter, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Hans Christian Andersen, Selma Lagerlöf, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Martin Luther, Walter Scott, James Matthew Barrie, Anthony Trollope, The Brothers Grimm, L. Frank Baum, L.M. Montgomery, George MacDonald, Leo Tolstoy, Henry Van Dyke, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Clement Moore, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Butler Yeats, Eleanor H. Porter, Jacob A. Riis, Susan Anne Livingston, Ridley Sedgwick, Sophie May, Lucas Malet, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Alice Hale Burnett, Ernest Ingersoll, Annie F. Johnston, Amanda M. Douglas, Amy Ella Blanchard, Carolyn Wells, Walter Crane, Thomas Nelson Page, Florence L. Barclay, A. S. Boyd, Edward A. Rand, Max Brand, William John Locke, Nora A. Smith, Phebe A. Curtiss, Nellie C. King, Booker T. Washington, Lucy Wheelock, Aunt Hede, Frederick E. Dewhurst, Maud Lindsay, Marjorie L. C. Pickthall, Jay T. Stocking, Anna Robinson, Florence M. Kingsley, Olive Thorne Miller, M. A. L. Lane, Elizabeth Harkison, Raymond McAlden, F. E. Mann, Winifred M. Kirkland, François Coppée, Katherine Pyle, Grace Margaret Gallaher, Elia W. Peattie, F. Arnstein, James Weber Linn, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Elbridge S. Brooks, Isabel Cecilia Williams, Антон Павлович Чехов, Armando Palacio Valdés, André Theuriet, Alphonse Daudet, Benito Pérez Galdós, Antonio Maré, Pedro A. De Alarcón, Jules Simon, Marcel Prévost, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Maxime Du Camp, Mary Hartwell Catherwood, F. L. Stealey, Kate Upson Clark, Marion Clifford, E. E. Hale, Willis Boyd Allen, Edgar Wallace, Georg Schuster, Harrison S. Morris, Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Matilda Betham Edwards, Angelo J. Lewis, Vernon Lee, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, Bret Harte, Robert E. Howard, William Francis Dawson, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Christopher North, Susan Coolidge, Oliver Bell Bunce, Phillips Brooks, William Drummond, James Russell Lowell, Alfred Domett, Reginald Heber, Dinah Maria Mulock, Margaret Deland, John Addington Symonds, Edward Thring, Cecil Frances Alexander, Mary Austin, James S. Park, Isaac Watts, Robert Herrick, Edmund Hamilton Sears, Ben Jonson, Edmund Bolton, Robert Southwell, C.s. Stone, James Whitcomb Riley, Frances Ridley Havergal, William Morris, Charles Mackay, Harriet F. Blodgett, Eliza Cook, George Wither, John G. Whittier, Richard Watson Gilder, Tudor Jenks, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry Vaughan, Christian Burke, Andrew Lang, Emily Huntington Miller, Cyril Winterbotham, Enoch Arnold Bennett, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Meredith Nicholson, A. M. Williamson, C. N. Williamson, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, James Selwin Tait, Booth Tarkington, Evaleen Stein, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Frank Samuel Child, Samuel McChord Crothers, Sarah Orne Jewett, Georgianna M. Bishop, Sarah P. Doughty, John Punnett Peters & Mary E. Wilkins Freeman This holiday, we are offering to you our own Christmas box - filled up to the top with the best Christmas novels, classics to read during holidays, magical Christmas tales, legends, most famous carols and the unique poetry of the giants of literature dedicated to this one and only holiday:
The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry)
The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf)
A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott)
A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain)
The Night After Christmas
The Child Born at Bethlehem
The Adoration of the Shepherds
The Visit of the Wise Men
As Joseph Was A-Walking
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)
Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy)
The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum)
Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson)
The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford)
The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott)
Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling)
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum)
Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton)
Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne)
The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)
Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton)
The Christmas Angel (A. Brown)
Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope)
Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells)
The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke)
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)
The Little Match Girl
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Star Talers
John Addington Symonds The Emperor Augustus chose Ravenna for one of his two naval stations, and in course of time a new city arose by the sea-shore, which received the name of Portus Classis. Between this harbour and the mother city a third town sprang up, and was called Cæsarea. Time and neglect, the ravages of war, and the encroaching powers of Nature have destroyed these settlements, and nothing now remains of the three cities but Ravenna. It would seem that in classical times Ravenna stood, like modern Venice, in the centre of a huge lagune, the fresh waters of the Ronco and the Po mixing with the salt waves of the Adriatic round its very walls.