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The World eBook Library’s Classic Literature Collection shelves around 10,000 works of literature, in many languages. In our collection you will find many of the classic works by the greatest authors of history, from the early Greek philosophers and story tellers, great playwrights, British romantic poets, American writers up to 1930.

 
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The French Revolution, Volume 1

By: Hippolyte A. Taine

PREFACE: This second part of Les Origines de la France Contemporaine will consist of two volumes. Popular insurrections and the laws of the Constituent Assembly end in destroying all government in France; this forms the subject of the present volume. A party arises around an extreme doctrine, grabs control of the government, and rules in conformity with its doctrine. This will form the subject of the second volume.

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The Circus Boys Across the Continent, Or Making the Start in the S...

By: Edgar B.P. Darlington

CHAPTER I. THE BOYS HEAR GOOD NEWS You never can guess it—you never can guess the news, Teddy, cried Phil Forrest, rushing into the gymnasium, his face flushed with excitement. Teddy Tucker, clad in a pair of linen working trunks and a ragged, sleeveless shirt, both garments much the worse for their winter's wear, was lazily swinging a pair of Indian clubs. What is it, some kind of riddle, Phil? he questioned, bringing the clubs down to his sides. Do be serious for a min...

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Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat or the Rivals of Lake Carlopa

By: Victor Appleton

Where are you going, Tom? asked Mr. Barton Swift of his son as the young man was slowly pushing his motor-cycle out of the yard toward the country road. You look as though you had some object in view. So I have, dad. I'm going over to Lanton. To Lanton? What for? I want to have a look at that motor-boat. Which boat is that, Tom? I don't recall your speaking about a boat over at Lanton. What do you want to look at it for? It's the motor-boat those fellows had who tried to...

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The Romans

By: Prophet Muhammad

030.001 Alif. Lam. Mim. 030.002 The Romans have been defeated 030.003 In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious 030.004 Within ten years—Allah's is the command in the former case and in the latter—and in that day believers will rejoice 030.005 In Allah's help to victory. He helpeth to victory whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Merciful. 030.006 It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise, but most of mankind know not. 030.007 They k...

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Luqman

By: Prophet Muhammad

031.001 Alif. Lam. Mim. 031.002 These are revelations of the wise Scripture, 031.003 A guidance and a mercy for the good, 031.004 Those who establish worship and pay the poor-due and have sure faith in the Hereafter. 031.005 Such have guidance from their Lord. Such are the successful. 031.006 And of mankind is he who payeth for mere pastime of discourse, that he may mislead from Allah's way without knowledge, and maketh it the butt of mockery. For such there is a shamefu...

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The Clans

By: Prophet Muhammad

033.001 O Prophet! Keep thy duty to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise. 033.002 And follow that which is inspired in thee from thy Lord. Lo! Allah is Aware of what ye do. 033.003 And put thy trust in Allah, for Allah is sufficient as Trustee. 033.004 Allah hath not assigned unto any man two hearts within his body, nor hath He made your wives whom ye declare (to be your mothers) your mothers, nor hath He made those whom ye cl...

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Sheba

By: Prophet Muhammad

034.001 Praise be to Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. His is the praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the Aware. 034.002 He knoweth that which goeth into the earth and that which cometh forth from it, and that descendeth from the heaven and that which ascendeth into it. He is the Merciful, the Forgiving. 034.003 Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto us. Say: Nay, by my Lord, but it is coming...

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The Angels

By: Prophet Muhammad

035.001 Praise be to Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, Who appointeth the angels messengers having wings two, three and four. He multiplieth in creation what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things. 035.002 That which Allah openeth unto mankind of mercy none can withhold it; and that which He withholdeth none can release thereafter. He is the Mighty, the Wise. 035.003 O mankind! Remember Allah's grace toward you! Is there any creator other than Allah w...

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Ya Sin

By: Prophet Muhammad

036.001 Ya Sin. 036.002 By the wise Qur'an, 036.003 Lo! thou art of those sent 036.004 On a straight path, 036.005 A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful, 036.006 That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not warned, so they are heedless. 036.007 Already hath the judgment, (for their infidelity) proved true of most of them, for they believe not. 036.008 Lo! We have put on their necks carcans reaching unto the chins, so that they are made stiff-necked. 036.009 And ...

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Drawn up in Ranks

By: Prophet Muhammad

037.001 By those who set the ranks in battle order 037.002 And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof 037.003 And those who read (the Word) for a reminder, 037.004 Lo! thy Lord is surely One; 037.005 Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord of the sun's risings. 037.006 Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets; 037.007 With security from every froward devil. 037.008 They cannot listen to the Highest Ch...

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Sad

By: Prophet Muhammad

038.001 Sad. By the renowned Qur'an, 038.002 Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism. 038.003 How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape! 038.004 And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them, and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan. 038.005 Maketh he the gods One God ? Lo! that is an astounding thing. 038.006 The chiefs among them go about, exh...

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The Troops

By: Prophet Muhammad

039.001 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise. 039.002 Lo! We have revealed the Scripture unto thee (Muhammad) with truth; so worship Allah, making religion pure for Him (only). 039.003 Surely pure religion is for Allah only. And those who choose protecting friends beside Him (say): We worship them only that they may bring us near unto Allah. Lo! Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Lo! Allah guideth not him who...

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The French Revolution, Volume 2

By: Hippolyte A. Taine

Preface: In this volume, as in those preceding it and in those to come, there will be found only the history of Public Authorities. Others will write that of diplomacy, of war, of the finances, of the Church; my subject is a limited one. To my great regret, however, this new part fills an entire volume; and the last part, on the revolutionary government, will be as long.

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The Circus Boys in Dixie Land, Or Winning the Plaudits of the Sunn...

By: Edgar B.P. Darlington

CHAPTER I. UNDER CANVAS AGAIN I reckon the fellows will turn out to see us tomorrow night, Teddy. I hope so, Phil. We'll show them that we are real circus performers, won't we? Phil Forrest nodded happily. They know that already, I think. But we shall both feel proud to perform in our home town again. They haven't seen us in the ring since the day we first joined the show two years ago, and then it was only a little performance. Remember the day I did a stunt in front of...

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Tom Swift and His Airship

By: Victor Appleton

Are you all ready, Tom? All ready, Mr. Sharp, replied a young man, who was stationed near some complicated apparatus, while the questioner, a dark man, with a nervous manner, leaned over a large tank. I'm going to turn on the gas now, went on the man. Look out for yourself. I'm not sure what may happen. Neither am I, but I'm ready for it. If it does explode it can't do much damage. Oh, I hope it doesn't explode. We've had so much trouble with the airship, I trust nothing...

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The Believer

By: Prophet Muhammad

040.001 Ha. Mim. 040.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Knower, 040.003 The Forgiver of sin, the Accepter of repentance, the Stern in punishment, the Bountiful. There is no God save Him. Unto Him is the journeying. 040.004 None argue concerning the revelations of Allah save those who disbelieve, so let not their turn of fortune in the land deceive thee (O Muhammad). 040.005 The folk of Noah and the factions after them denied (their messeng...

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Ha Mim

By: Prophet Muhammad

041.001 Ha. Mim. 041.002 A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful, 041.003 A Scripture whereof the verses are expounded, a Lecture in Arabic for people who have knowledge, 041.004 Good tidings and a warning. But most of them turn away so that they hear not. 041.005 And they say: Our hearts are protected from that unto which thou (O Muhammad) callest us, and in our ears there is a deafness, and between us and thee there is a veil. Act, then. Lo! we also shall be act...

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Consultation

By: Prophet Muhammad

042.001 Ha. Mim. 042.002 A'in. Sin. Qaf. 042.003 Thus Allah the Mighty, the Knower inspireth thee (Muhammad) as (He inspired) those before thee. 042.004 Unto Him belongeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and He is the Sublime, the Tremendous. 042.005 Almost might the heavens above be rent asunder while the angels hymn the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on the earth. Lo! Allah, He is the Forgiver, the Merciful. 042.006 And as f...

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Ornaments of Gold

By: Prophet Muhammad

043.001 Ha. Mim. 043.002 By the Scripture which maketh plain, 043.003 Lo! We have appointed it a Lecture, in Arabic that haply ye may understand. 043.004 And Lo! in the Source of Decrees, which We possess, it is indeed sublime, decisive. 043.005 Shall We utterly ignore you because ye are a wanton folk ? 043.006 How many a prophet did We send among the men of old! 043.007 And never came there unto them a prophet but they used to mock him.

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Smoke

By: Prophet Muhammad

044.001 Ha. Mim. 044.002 By the Scripture that maketh plain 044.003 Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night—Lo! We are ever warning - 044.004 Whereon every wise command is made clear 044.005 As a command from Our presence—Lo! We are ever sending - 044.006 A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower, 044.007 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if ye would be sure. 044.008 There is no God save Him. He quickeneth and giveth dea...

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