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Positive Contribution Of Hinduism To Ethical Thought
THE criticism which has been offered in this work has necessarily been largely of a negative and destructive kind. We have found reason for believing that Hindu philosophical thought furnishes no satisfactory basis for an ethic, while the system of dharma rests on no sure intellectual supports.
The Hindu And The Christian Ehtic
IN the course of the foregoing discussion comparison has frequently been made of the Hindu and the Western points of view in regard to the ethical problem. It may be helpful if we try, even at the risk of repetition, to bring together some of the features in which the Hindu ethic differs from the distinctively Christian ethic.
Slyvanus Cobb, Jr. - The Gunmaker Of Moscow
This is the author's most famous story and it has spread his fame over many lands, having been translated into many foreign languages.
Henry Cockton - Valentine Vox, The Ventriloquist
VENTRILOQUISM was so little known in England in the earlier half of the last century that when Valentine Vox, a decent Suffolk youth, acquired the art for the sole purpose of amusing himself, he caused many mysterious disturbances in his native town.
William Wilkie Collins - Antonina
Antonina was the first novel that Wilkie Collins wrote. Its success was so pronounced as to give him at once a recognized place among the English writers of fiction of that time, a group that included Dickens, Thackeray, and Bulwer.
William Wilkie Collins - The Woman In White
The Woman in White came next to The Moonstone in establishing the fame of William Wilkie Collins. In it as in his other novels he worked on a principle quite different from that of Gaboriau and Poe and the school practically founded by them.
William Wilkie Collins - Armadale
A curious coincidence with respect to this story is that after thirteen monthly instalments of it had been published in a magazine three men one after another died of carbon-dioxide suffocation on a ship at Liverpool, precisely as Miss Gwilt died in the novel, and as Miss Gwilt had planned that Armadale should die.
William Wilkie Collins - Man And Wife
Wilkie Collins's success as a novelist rested mainly upon his extraordinary power of complex construction; but in nearly all his novels he had an ear-nest purpose to serve, a thesis to maintain, a sermon to preach.
William Wilkie Collins - No Name
Except The Woman in White, none of Wilkie Collins's novels was more widely popular at the time of its publication than No Name, though the great success of Man and Wife in its dramatized and acted form has since given that story a greater reputation and a firmer hold upon the popular mind.
William Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone
This story was the most popular of all the author's tales of mystery, and has gone through numerous editions.
Ralph Connor - The Sky Pilot: A Tale Of The Foothills
Ralph Connor is the pen-name of a Canadian clergyman whose novels came into great vogue just at the end of the nineteenth century. His tales are, with one exception, set in the wild regions of Canada, usually in what is loosely called the Northwest.
Hugh Conway - Called Back
Although this is not the only novel by this writer, it is the only one that achieved any renown. It had so extraordinary a success for a time that it outsold every other book of its year, and went through many editions, later being dramatized and successfully presented on the stage.
Inns Of Antiquity
If the guide is correct in his archaeological impressions, you have seen the oldest hotel in the world. Unfortunately, like many other statements about the city whose life was puffed out by Vesuvius, nearly two millenniums ago, this one is disputed by some learned antiquaries.
European Inns In The Middle Ages
If we define the Middle Ages as that period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Reformation, it will be admitted that the thousand and more years that elapsed were quite sufficient to see the development of the inn in Europe from a small, inconvenient structure to one of more imposing proportions and more romantic life.
Sixteenth Century Inns In England And On The Continent
They were something more than taverns, and yet, apart from the business of furnishing farmers with lodgings and stabling, depended, like the common taverns, on their tap rooms for their chief support.
Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Inns In Europe
Western Europe first tasted coffee about the middle of the seventeenth century, and so small a circumstance as the bringing of a moderate quantity of the beans from the East in a few years changed the complexion of houses of entertainment both in England and in France.
Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Inns In Europe - Pt. 2
In 1679 a Yorkshire squire, Thomas Kirke, travelled in Scotland and subsequently wrote his experiences. The highways in Scotland, he wrote, are tolerably good, which is the greater comfort a traveller meets with amongst them.
Colonial Inns In America
Unfortunately we have no details about this first inn in America, and can only suggest the date of its construction, which must have been between the years 1607, when the city was founded, and 1616, when the settlement was at its ebb.
Inns And Hotels Of The Early Years Of The Republic
In emerging from Colonial days into those early years of the American Republic it is quite easy to find the dividing line that must be crossed when one has to do with political history, but it is not so easy to set a limit to the colonial and a beginning for the new epoch when one is discussing inns, taverns and hotels generally.
Early Resort Hotels In The United States
There could be no such thing as popular resorts in this country until there were at hand convenient methods of transportation, and that means that we need not seek the dim realms of antiquity to find the beginning of American resort hotels or inns.
Nineteenth Century Hotels In The British Isles
Not only did the word hotel become more frequently applied to the larger hostelries in England in the early years of the nineteenth century, but the period saw the primitive inn transformed into a more complete type of shelter for the traveller.
Nineteenth Century Hotels In Switzerland
Switzerland became the playground of Europe in the early years of the nineteenth century, and as a consequence its hotels began to attract the attention of the rest of the world, or so much of it as was interested in travel for recreation.
Continental Hotels In The Nineteenth Century
While it would not be practical to attempt to mention all Continental hotels, outside of those in Switzerland, which may be regarded as historic, a few of the hostelries which have some sort of historic atmosphere may be considered in this chapter.
Nineteenth Century Hotels In The United States
With the winning of the vast West and Southwest of the United States in the pioneer days during the first half of the nineteenth century, the inn, tavern and hotel in this country underwent a change which entirely removed these resting places for travellers from the category of the types that had preceded them in the days we like to call Colonial.
Nineteenth Century Hotels In The United States - Pt. 2
Between the years 1830 and 1850, distinguished visitors to Philadelphia usually were found registered at the United States Hotel, which, when it was erected in 1828, stood opposite the fine classic Doric fašade of the second Bank of the United States, long since used as the Custom House in that city.
Nineteenth Century Hotels In The United States - Pt. 3
As might be expected, Virginia has numerous hotels which have some good claim to be held as historic, although usually their stories are short ones, for the majority of these houses that have a place in history obtain it through a very few incidents or events.
Nineteenth Century Hotels In The United States - Pt. 4
In the West, Middle West and Southwest in the United States the inns, taverns and hotels may be said to have followed the flag, because the great part of these sections became part of the Union during the nineteenth century.
Hotels In The Orient, Africa, Mexico And Canada
In these days of convenient travel Europe and the United States can have no monopoly in historic hotels, although, as is to be expected, the number of such houses in the Orient, Africa, Mexico and Canada are inconsiderable.
Recent Hotels In Europe
At the beginning of the present century European hotels underwent a change by which they abandoned some of their ancient picturesqueness and took on luxury of decoration, and, what was more to the minds of American travellers, made some advance in service and conveniences.
Recent Hotels In The United States
As was told in the previous chapter, hotels in both Europe and America entered upon a new era with the dawn of the present century.
Dickens Hotels And Inns
But there are ever so many Dickens Hotels in England, either standing or recalled. All of them have picturesqueness, and to those familiar with the great novelist's works, a deep interest; however, enough has been given here to suggest their number and importance.
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