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The Louvre
The Louvre is the noblest monument of the French Renaissance. Compared with the fortress like palaces in Florence, the Louvre looks light and graceful, and yet there are many things to remind us that it was a development from the fortress type, or castle.
Some Noted Architects Of France
Claude Perrault, who built the eastern side of the great court of the Louvre, having for its face the famous colonnade completed in 1674, was both a physician and an architect.
Renaissance Architecture In England
Sir Christopher Wren, the designer of St. Paul's cathedral in London, did the most notable work in English Renaissance.
St. Paul's, London
The largest and most modern of the English cathedrals, was erected under the supervision of one architect, one master mason, and one bishop, who lived to see it built, between 1675 and 1710.
The Parish Church
In England many of the parish churches possess real architectural beauty. They are not rich and grand like the cathedrals but a small building may have a distinctive beauty of its own.
Anecdotes Of English Architecture
William of Wykeham (13241404) is noted as one of the earliest of British architects of whom we have a full history.
Andecdotes Of Sir Christopher Wren (1623-1723)
Sir Christopher Wren was a small and weakly child, but early showed a strong mind. Methematics and astronomy were from the first his chosen pursuits.
Architecture After The Renaissance
Since the Renaissance there has been no new type of architecture. The Renaissance itself was a revival and making-over of classic style. So, modern times have given us revivals of Greek revivals, and Gothic revivals chiefly.
Famous Buildings In America
Mount Vernon is a place of great interest to all Americans, for it was the home of George Washington. It was an ideal country home in its time, and it speaks of comfort and peace to all who visit it today.
Oriental Architecture
The great oriental countries like China, Japan, and India have their own styles of architecture which have nothing to do with those we have studied. And we have left a brief mention of them until the very last.
The Meaning And Origin Of Marriage
In the ordinary sense of the term, marriage is a social institution which may be defined as a relation of one or more men to one or more women that is recognised by custom or law.
The Essential Elements In Marriage
THERE are three essential elements in every normal marriage: the gratification of the sexual impulse, the relation between husband and wife apart from it, and procreation.
Matrimonial Unhappiness - Sexual Maladjustment
THOSE who have tried to estimate the comparative prevalence of unhappiness in modern marriages have come to very different conclusions.
Adultery And Jealousy
DESIRE for variety is, of course, not the only cause of adultery. A married man or woman may for some other reason prefer sexual intercourse with an outsider to connubial intercourse, or may be guilty of unfaithfulness on account of long absence from the spouse or in a case of intoxication.
Other Causes Of Matrimonial Unhappiness
FROM the unhappiness which may be ultimately traced to the sexual impulse we shall pass to frictions that are liable to arise from the community of life between husband and wife.
Trial, Companionate, And Temporary Marriage-Concubinage
NOTHING could be more conducive to harmonious relations between husband and wife than intimate pre-marital experience of each other, with reference to sexual compatibility, mental compatibility and other factors connected with the community of married life, and procreation.
Free Love
PRE-MARITAL sexual intercourse is considered to be a desirable prelude to marriage not only when it has the character of a trial union with the future spouse, but also on account of the general erotic experience provided by it.
The Predicted Disappearance Of Marriage
IN the preceding chapters I have endeavoured to show that the unhappiness which nowadays so frequently embitters married life may be to some extent relieved.
Monogamy And Polygamy
IN expressing my belief in the persistence of marriage I spoke of some form of marriage; I did not say monogamous marriage. Even in the Christian world monogamy has not always been the only form of marriage in the past.
The extremes in this respect are on the one hand the total prohibition of divorce in countries following the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, and on the other hand the provision of the Soviet law which recognises even the desire of one of the parties as an unconditional ground of divorce.
Rig-Veda - Creation
THEN there was no entity nor non-entity; no world, no sky, nor aught above it; nothing anywhere, involving or involved; nor water deep and dangerous. Death was not, and therefore no immortality, nor distinction of day or night.
Brahmanic Wisdom - Humility Unites Man With God
THERE is nothing stronger than an humble man, because an humble man, renouncing self, yields to God.
The Maha-Bharata And Ramayana
ANCIENT INDIA, like ancient Greece, boasts of two great Epics. The Maha-Bharata, based on the legends and traditions of a great historical war, is the lliad of India.
Selections From The Maha-Bharata - The Desires
THE Brahman said: "Look how creatures of the highest, midway and Iowest degrees are everywhere here enmeshed in grief because of their works.
Savitri's Love - From The Maha-Bharata
Now, there was a king in India, whose name was Aswapati (As-wa-pah-tee), and his people loved him, for he gave help to all in need, and he served the shining gods in prayer and sacrifice.
The Five Principles - From The Maha-Bharata
FIVE princes, brothers, wandered in a forest. They were the sons of an Indian king. Now this king had two wives, Koontee and Madree, and the young men were sons to one or the other of the queens. The two sons of Madree were thus half-brothers to the three sons of Koontee.
Selections From The Ramayana - Epic Of Rama, Prince Of India
JANAK, monarch of Videha, spake his message near and far, He shall win my peerless Sita, who shall bend my bow of war, Suitors came from farthest regions, warlike princes known to fame, Vainly strove to wield the weapon, left Videha in their shame.
The Banishment Of Rama Dasa-Ratha - Chooses Rama As Regent
BUT of all his righteous children righteous Rama won his heart, As Swayambhu, of all creatures, was his dearest, holiest part, For his Rama strong and stately was his eldest and his best, Void of every baser passion and with every virtue blest!
The Parting - Rama Takes Leave From Sita
DEARLY loved, devoted Sita! daughter of a royal line, Part we now, for years of wand'ring in the pathless woods is mine, For my father, promise-fettered, to Kaikeyi yields the sway, And she wills her son anointed, fourteen years doth Rama stray, But before I leave thee, Sita, in the wilderness to rove...
Bhagavat Gita - Song Celestial
HOW can I, in the battle, shoot with shafts On Bhishma, or on Drona, O thou Chief! Both worshipful, both honourable men?
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