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  • Allentharp, Cecile
    Introduction: Once as old stories tell us there was a duke called Theseus who was lord and governor of Athens. In his time there was no greater conqueror under the sun than he. He had won many a rich country; with his ...
  • Long, Sue
    Introduction: With the “Revival of Learning” there came into life a new form of literary activity. It was born of man’s timeless into the realms of an unknown literature, it was developed by his learning more and more the ...
  • Thackrey, Cora G.
    Introduction: “In one sense,” says Andrew Sang, “there are no books that do not help a man, and in another, it may be doubted whether any books help him at all.” He goes on to say that every book that can be read will ...
  • Hall, Susie
    Introduction: In the past we have looked to Europe and especially to England for our best literary productions but we believe the time is soon coming when we need look no farther than the boundaries of our own country for ...
  • Cress, Alverta May
    Introduction: The English lyrics as one author defines them are short poems, “dealing with one thought, essentially melodious in rhyme and structure, and if a metaphor may be taken from a sister art, a simple air without ...
  • Melton, Alice Maude
    Introduction: In beginning a study of the essay we should first know something of the nature of this division of literature. The essay is an endeavor to elucidate within certain limits, the most important facts and thoughts ...
  • Vail, Alice
    Introduction: From the days of longsleeved aprons we have loved our storybooks. There it was the one with large, colored pictures that pleased us most. We wanted the Three Bears pictured vividly with immense teeth and ...
  • Frisbie, Isabella Russell
    Introduction: It has been written that; “Intention is necessary to art; that if life be a lesson so easily read by him that runs, wherein is the advantage of letters at all? The careless do not read the lesson of life: it ...
  • Pugh, Berton Homer.
    Introduction: Few things are more difficult to attain and few things give fuller satisfaction than success in literature. The artist may sit before his canvas for years with the most earnest application and in the end be ...
  • Bailey, Effie Elizabeth
    Introduction: John Ruskin, the world renowned critic of art, philosopher, and reformer, was born in London, England, February 8, 1819. He was a Scotchman by birth, although his parents lived in England. His father was a ...
  • Asbury, Elizabeth Edna
    Introduction: John Ruskin, one of the greatest men, sitting forth the highest ideas of our century, was born in the city of London, Feb.8,1819. Though born in a large city, he was not city bred. His parents were Scotch ...
  • Correll, Maggie
    Introduction: In order to think of anyone of the factors of an education, as related to all others, we must have for a foundation a definite understanding of the end to be sought, and the benefit to be derived therefore. ...
  • Romick, Winnie Luella
    Introduction: Home: What pleasant thoughts are connected with this simple little word. It constitutes the circle within which we turn for comfort and solace after our daily labors or weary wanderings. It is the place we ...
  • Houghton, Winifred A.
    Introduction: Criticism does not flourish in great creative epochs, neither do great works come during any great critical epoch; but rather they alternate. In Greece, all the creative force was spent before anything like ...
  • Dolby, Samuel
    Introduction: How grand to have the thoughts of others to read and wonder over when loneliness besets us on our way; how blessed to have the gift of speech; to think and talk and hear our loved ones talk, to know their ...
  • Brenner, Flora Edna
    Introduction: English is not a language derived from any single source. Only intracing its development, however, do we come to realize the vast number of elements that enter into its formation. Almost every written or ...
  • Thompson, Dora
    Introduction: When we see a man who is fired by genius, full of bright thoughts and with a clear and faultless style of expressing them. A man who not only writes of men but is a man himself—and who when we read him makes ...
  • Edelblute, Jennie
    Introduction: Critics in estimating the worth of authors are apt to overlook men who do not take part in some great movement of the day, as did Whittier our great Abolitionist poet. This has especially been true of our ...
  • Fox, Martha
    Introduction: Scotland the size and population being taken into consideration, stands near the first if not at the head in literary ranks. With other countries it has followed the usual line of development with one exception, ...
  • Davies, Sarah E.
    Introduction: In reading the poetry of Keats for the first time, I was much impressed by the many passages expressive of sound which he brings into his poems. The instances of silence are also numerous and very significant. ...

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