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Nei 12 volumi delle “Favole” (1669 – 1693) Jean de La Fontaine rinnovò la tradizione esopica, rappresentando la commedia umana. Quest’opera dimostrò il suo amore per la vita rurale e attraverso animali simbolici ironizzò sulla vita della società dell’epoca. In the 12 volumes/books of “Favole” (1669 – 1693) Jean de La Fontaine renewed Aesop’s tradition, representing the human comedy. This demonstrated his love for country life and by symbolic animals he ironized about his current years societ ...
 
Peterchens Mondfahrt ist ein Märchen für Kinder von Gerdt von Bassewitz. Es handelt von den Abenteuern des Maikäfers Herr Sumsemann, der zusammen mit den Menschenkindern Peter und Anneliese zum Mond fliegt, um von dort sein verlorengegangenes sechstes Beinchen zu holen. 1911 erschien die Geschichte zuerst als Theaterstück, 1915 dann als Buch mit Illustrationen von Hans Baluschek. Die Geschichte gilt heute als ein Klassiker der deutschen Kinder- und Jugendliteratur.
 
Rachel Louise Fleckring works for the elderly Mrs Maldon, and although with the woman for only a short time, she is taken into the heart of the family. She falls in love with one of Mrs Maldon’s descendents, but along the way, she has to come to terms with the fact that he isn’t, perhaps, the perfectly honest man she thought he was.
 
This work presents Rousseau’s belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Rousseau claims other political philosophers had failed to grasp. Specifically, before the onset of civilization, according to Rousseau, natural man lived a contented, solitary life, naturally good and happy. It is only with the onset of civilization, Rousseau claims, that humans become social beings, and, concomitant with their civilization, natural man b ...
 
Published in 1855, The Warden is the first installment in Trollope’s highly acclaimed series Chronicles of Barsetshire, and offers an enlightening insight into the life of the Victorian clergy, its gentry, politics, and social settings. The novel focuses on Mr. Harding, an elderly clergyman who finds himself in the center of a vehement dispute over his questionable position as warden of Hiram’s Hospital. Exploring various themes including human nature, morals, reform, and manners, The Warden ...
 
This book opens with a young wife and mother, vacationing at a resort in the Gulf of Mexico with her husband and children. The resort is run by an elderly Frenchwoman, who manages the place along with her two sons. The young wife and one of the sons develop a deep and passionate attachment to each other, with devastating effects on both families and their circle of friends. When Kate Chopin's 1899 novel The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, was first released, it evoked a storm o ...
 
This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.
 
“China Now” is a live daily show on China Radio International (CRI). Launched in December 2006, the show aims to showcase the real China to the world, by reporting on Chinese society and culture. Previously known as “Beyond Beijing”, which has now become the name of the whole frequency, “China Now” was the first show CRI launched via its overseas FM stations. China Now is broadcast live between 2-5 pm Beijing Time, Monday to Friday. Each edition contains more than ten segments, including A D ...
 
All of us have our own favorite parts of a book which we love to read and re-read. The nicest part of this is that each time you read, you find something new to savor and remember. For those of us who haven't read some of the classics, a teaser in the form of a single chapter would probably be intriguing enough to want us to take up the book and start reading. Favorite Chapters Collection 001 is one such delicious tasting table! Ten chapters from some of the best known classics in English ar ...
 
He is a divinely handsome young man, valiant and fiercely loyal to his uncle who adopted and nurtured him from the time he was an abandoned orphan. She is the ethereally beautiful princess of a faraway country, betrothed to the middle-aged uncle. They meet when the young man is sent as an emissary to her country to bring her back for the grand wedding. On board the ship, the two fall tragically in love. Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier is a retelling of an ancient legend which has been po ...
 
“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad!” The wonderful opening lines of this 1921 novel set the tone for the rest of this delightful story of an adventurer and romantic who dons several roles in his colorful life. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini is an historical novel set in the turbulent times of the French Revolution. The plot describes Andre-Louis Moreau, a young lawyer adopted by his godfather who cannot reveal his parentage. Moreau inadvertently stumbles ...
 
This story opens on a ship crowded with pilgrims traveling from Singapore to Mecca for the hajj. A young Englishman is the vessel's first mate. This is his first job and it is something that he has longed for all his life—to be on board a ship that sails the seven seas. One night as the ship sails through the calm waters of the Arabian Sea, it mysteriously begins to shudder. The crew, including the young first mate, believe that it is about to sink. They decide to strike out for themselves i ...
 
Elnora Comstock is a sixteen year old girl who lives on the edge of the famous Limberlost swamp in Indiana. Her widowed mother is a cold and bitter woman who deprives Elnora of all that a young girl's heart desires. The mother lives in a fog of depression caused by Elnora's father's tragic death on the night Elnora was born. She ekes out a living from a small poultry business, but refuses to exploit the resources of the forest land around her like the rest of their neighbors. Elnora is a bri ...
 
A king and queen are in despair. After years of marriage, they are yet to be blessed with a child. Finally a lovely daughter is born to them. They plan a grand christening ceremony for the baby, but as destiny would have it, they forget to invite the nastiest lady in the kingdom, who also happens to be the king's sister, the evil Princess Makemnoit. Now if all that seems distinctly familiar to you, it was meant to! Using the Sleeping Beauty/Briar Rose fairytale as a starting point, Scottish ...
 
Louisa May Alcott enthusiasts would be delighted to read this short novel published in 1867, just a year before the grand debut of her most famous Little Women trilogy. This is one of three books she wrote under the pseudonym AM Barnard. She used this name to pen tales that were meant more for adult readers, though younger people will find them quite interesting too. The Abbot's Ghost or Maurice Treherne's Temptation is a romance, mystery, ghost-story and novel of manners all rolled into one ...
 
Known as the Canadian Mark Twain, Stephen Leacock was a humorist whose gentle parodies and spoofs still evoke a smile and a chuckle more than a hundred years after they were first published. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town was published in 1912. Set in the fictional town of Mariposa in Canada, which is peopled by a delightful assortment of characters, the book has proved to be an enduring classic in the humor genre. Readers around the world continue to enjoy these little stories about the ...
 
Horatio Leavenworth, an immensely wealthy bachelor, is a retired merchant who enjoys great social position and respect. His two orphan nieces, Mary and Eleanor live with him in a luxurious mansion in New York's upscale Fifth Avenue. One morning, he is found mysteriously dead in his study, shot neatly through the back of his head. His will, written some time earlier, is discovered, in which he has left his entire fortune to one of the nieces, while cutting out the other completely. The buildi ...
 
I was once a Pastor in a Church that owned a Christian bookstore. One Christmas while I was selecting appropriate gifts for our 5 voluntary staff members, I experienced an encounter with God. After I selected the gifts God said to me, "put the gifts back and take some blank cards home and give them something from the Pastor's desk!" I was excited about this, as I knew God wanted to speak to each one of them. What He did then astounded me. After I had finished writing, I realized I had writte ...
 
Though he wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime, Theron Q Dumont is largely a forgotten entity today. In fact, Theron Q Dumont is not even his real name. It is a pen-name adopted by William Walker Atkinson, an American polymath, who began his career as a grocer's assistant in nineteenth century Baltimore, studied law and went on to amass fame and fortune as a successful legal luminary. However, disaster struck when he suffered a nervous breakdown due to over strain and he lost everyt ...
 
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As One . . . In perfected unity Head and Heart become ONE. Respecting and honoring divinely designed differences. The simultaneous equation of marriage . . . where both sides cancel themselves yet equal the same! Unity on steroids where deferring to each other and making space is normal practice. One investigates the other feels Now . . . Both Unde…
 
A Part or Apart . . . A part of a body and uniquely yourself. The singular corporate self. We are BOTH . . . that's the truth! A part of something bigger with our special contribution making up the whole! We can't go it alone even if we want to jump ship. Going for a ride in a Whale is not the way forward. We NEED EACH OTHER. What can I give or say…
 
I've Got This . . . It's not for you to make it happen! Yours is to dream Big and Believe. Think about this . . . You can do nothing without Me. We each have our part to play and it's your turn first! How audacious are you? Have your mindsets tripped you up when it matters most? If you pray believing . . . The battle is Mine! You do your part then …
 
Writing A POEM FOR YOU Hi everybody, today, there is something different for you. I have been writing poetry for at least 35 years and today I am launching my new service where I write a poem for you. This service has been born out of many suggestions from thankful recipients who I have tested this service on. I write poetry on a vast range of subj…
 
You Wait . . . You know us through and through, every hair we have, accounted for. Created in your image. Oh the potential . . . Freewill is given to do or not to do. We wait, You wait without judgment You watch. Musing . . . you celebrate us as we fulfill our desires and destinies. You are . . . Watching over our culminating experiences. Meeting u…
 
A Blessing . . . I bless you as a priest would with vibrant spiritual life. To be aware and awake to the spiritual realm. Seeing it's reality above the natural realm. Relating to its fullness. Being naturally spiritual and spiritually natural. Understanding . . . the relationship of both how they flow as one. Having open hearing ears to His whisper…
 
Anchors . . . Emotional mood swings continuously assault me causing introspection, the what if's and why's. The what I am's and not's, asking healthy questions. What is my rock a relationship or a belief? What communion do I have with either of them? Relationships have seasons and life. Beliefs are dictatorial having little heart. Rules versus hear…
 
Contradictions . . . Opinions and Truth contradict. Unfortunately, I listen to both! Depending on my ever-changing state, I believe either one. How ridiculous!! Double-minded mnnnn? Both affect me differently. Not all facts are truth. The truth stands against anything, underscoring itself revealing it IS the Truth. The challenge . . . Which one wil…
 
I See Now . . . From a different perspective I now see. Without blinkers seen through revelational eyes. By faith I step into where I am, not where I am going! My view is now from truth! I have stepped up having died . . . To This World. Reflection Often when we are presented with truth, instead of believing this applies to us here on earth, we see…
 
Loves Power . . . Love never fails! It can't . . . It has no enemies! So powerful It forgives, overlooks wrongs suffered, never adds up any evil. Is pure, patient and kind, refuses to be jealous. Not quick to take offense, and joyfully celebrates honesty. Never takes failure as defeat and never stops loving. The fruit . . . of a life of pure motive…
 
Love IS . . . KIND . . . Considerate and thoughtful, always thinking about significant little things. Preparing the way as if knowing every detail making it smooth. Affectionate and gracious like an attentive waiter. Soft, tender-hearted, gentle and consistent without favoritism. Wearing a smiling invitation which relaxes yet beacons your heart . .…
 
Impressions . . . What's an Impression sound like? Is it a feeling . . . or a sense? A fleeting shadow noticed? It could be missed. It gets your attention. Even its whisper is heard midst any commotion. Impressions turn your head while speaking into your heart. Directing . . . shining light in your darkness. Picture this, without words they speak 1…
 
Verse 1 . . . Psalm 103 It's with deep Love and affection, from the depth of my soul, I praise the Lord. He is my every provision. His name is above all names high and lifted up and His Glory covers the whole earth. His Compound Name is like no other! Everything is under . . . The Umbrella Of His Name. Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my…
 
Verse 1 . . . (Ps 139) You are intimately acquainted with my every part. Inside and out . . . You know me. Your loving gaze muses as You examine the potential of my heart. It's my creative wellspring together we can . . . You seeded me with endless possibilities. You smile approvingly, Your loving eyes continuously inspire me. Well, Well, Well, the…
 
We Are His . . . You write us as Your poetry. We write ourselves penned by our actions. Destiny is within us! The mystery of our future we discover. Others may see it . . . we must have it revealed, seen through aha moments. Hard wired for our mystery, we dance with our future . . . Cheek to cheek Stepping HIS song . . . Waltzing With HIM. Here's t…
 
Invisibles . . . Invisibles are what people can't see through! They are a veil over what we see. Your experiences are the veils you view life through. Once relating to the experience of the veil you have your key to freedom! Seeing both in proportion to each other the challenge and invitation is, to see life through the latticed veil . . . Of LOVE.…
 
Two Parts Of One . . . Wisdom . . . One part of the equation is Wisdom, the other is Understanding. Like a hand in a glove. One is lost without the other. Experience is the platform where both are revealed. Each unveils its power harmonising in practice as one. Life's mysteries equate dispelling biased viewpoints and . . . Progressive change Is Bor…
 
The Story . . . A written legacy for his children. The Shack . . . Truth woven between the lines, word tapestries for the heart Written by and from the heart. Laying bare, unveiling truth's enemy. Exposing unwrapped lies 'neath layers of unchallenged tradition now . . . with nowhere to hide. A MUST to see! Forcing a heart response in crucibles sepa…
 
My Echo . . . My Word is sown into the soils of hearts scattered . . . to find its place as bread would be cast upon the waters. This Word is a seed, having its own eternal life never ceasing to grow within. In due time it returns. Accomplishing the works it was sent to do. Returning as an Echo Back into . . . His Own Heart. Reflection The Word Of …
 
Spheres . . . I wonder where I fit? Life's puzzle . . . found in multiple Spheres. The reciprocal pieces where we fit . . . to give and receive. Paradoxical! Sometimes to expose . . . weaknesses or strengths! Like iron sharpening Iron, the sphere of clarification or applause for how far you have come. Spheres are . . . The Crucible Of Blessing! Ref…
 
Comparisons . . . Where is the source of the light, you stand-in? From within or borrowed? Will your light reach into other's hearts warming their soul? Consider the Moon . . . reflecting the light of the Sun, lighting our path in darkness. The Sun . . . has no darkness, and can't shine at night! You will shine in your spheres, day and night. How '…
 
Hidden . . . Like a dull axe needing to be sharpened, is the overlooked treasury? Promises, Revelations, Prompts, and Wisdom incubating within you, waiting for their time! Borne in you for such a time as this. Hidden . . . He brings to remembrance EVERY WORD He has spoken relevant to its time. His Wisdom to hide the matter that it may be . . . Sear…
 
Celebrate . . . You have much to celebrate! The contrast between . . . what's perceived or experienced, and the truths you struggle to accept. You are rejoiced over in your present state! Unconditionally. So hard to get your head around?. It's not about your head, it's about your heart. Assurance is your peace as you contemplate the songs sung over…
 
The Altar . . . Making decisions for a Real Life? Choices confront us! My life hangs paradoxically . . . I want my life to count But, for that to happen I must lose it! It's the spiritual principle. I must lose my life to save it! Saving my life for myself because it's my own, loses it for a Higher call. To lose it . . . becomes my protection. The …
 
My Heart, My Heart . . . It's within me, stored, the real me, the who I really am, is within my heart. I can't deny or run unless I want to ride inside a Whale! I am the gift, the calling the understanding and articulation of all I am. It's instinctively what I do. Come, draw your water from the flowing stream Within . . . My Heart. Reflection Beca…
 
The Miner . . . That's YOU! Not in age, but in years. You know how to find and mine the Treasure in the hearts of men. You dig their hearts with the spade of questions. Finding their treasuries their golden seams . . . naturally. You impart confidence, this alone extricates the golden nuggets hidden in their vault. You don't stop there! You refine …
 
My Hearing . . . How do I hear You when . . . my inner voice drowns you out? You speak so many different ways. In storms and in the still small voice. Am I deaf or is it something else preventing me from hearing? You do hear yet not perceive, having different expectations. Open up your heart ears And See. Reflection God is never silent and is alway…
 
Being YOU . . . Perfectly incomplete yet . . . Fearfully and wonderfully made. The work in progress as the Word is Made flesh within. Destiny is in YOU! Being wrought in your heart as you put on the inner beauty of Jesus. Wearing the fragrance of Him that will touch those He . . . Scent To You. © 2019 Lloyd Portman - All Rights Reserved Reflection …
 
Come Now . . . Come to the table of My Heart, the table of reasoning. We can discuss issues tripping you up and work together on them. I am the one who washes your scarlet transforming it to pure snow. Please don't resist or hide. The door to My Heart is always open. You can't do this alone! The table of reasoning becomes the table of Friendship an…
 
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