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    Seventh Story – What Took Place in the Palace of the Snow Queen, and what Happened Afterward

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    The Snow Queen – A Fairy Taleby Hans Christian Andersen The walls of the palace were of driving snow, and the windows and doors of cuttingwinds. There were more than a hundred halls there, according as the snow was drivenby the winds. The largest was many miles in extent; all were lighted up by thepowerful… Continue reading Seventh Story – What Took Place in the Palace of the Snow Queen, and what Happened Afterward
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    Sixth Story – The Lapland Woman and the Finland Woman

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    The Snow Queen – A Fairy Taleby Hans Christian Andersen Suddenly they stopped before a little house, which looked very miserable. The roofreached to the ground; and the door was so low, that the family were obliged to creepupon their stomachs when they went in or out. Nobody was at home except an oldLapland woman,… Continue reading Sixth Story – The Lapland Woman and the Finland Woman
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    Fifth Story – The Little Robber Maiden

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    The Snow Queen – A Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen They drove through the dark wood; but the carriage shone like a torch, and it dazzledthe eyes of the robbers, so that they could not bear to look at it. “‘Tis gold! ‘Tis gold!” they cried; and they rushed forward, seized the horses, knockeddown… Continue reading Fifth Story – The Little Robber Maiden
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    Fourth story – The Prince and Princess

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    The Snow Queen – A Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen Gerda was obliged to rest herself again, when, exactly opposite to her, a large Ravencame hopping over the white snow. He had long been looking at Gerda and shakinghis head; and now he said, “Caw! Caw!” Good day! Good day! He could not say… Continue reading Fourth story – The Prince and Princess
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    Third Story “The Snow Queen”– Of the Flower Garden at the Old Woman’s Who Understood Witchcraft

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    But what became of little Gerda when Kay did not return? Where could he be?Nobody knew; nobody could give any intelligence. All the boys knew was, that theyhad seen him tie his sledge to another large and splendid one, which drove down thestreet and out of the town. Nobody knew where he was; many sad… Continue reading Third Story “The Snow Queen”– Of the Flower Garden at the Old Woman’s Who Understood Witchcraft
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    The Snow Queen – A Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen

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    First Story – Which Treats of a Mirror and of the Splinters There was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites. One dayhe was in a very good humor, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing allthat was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein,… Continue reading The Snow Queen – A Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen
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    Easter, 1916 BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

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    I have met them at close of day   Coming with vivid facesFrom counter or desk among grey   Eighteenth-century houses.I have passed with a nod of the head   Or polite meaningless words,   Or have lingered awhile and said   Polite meaningless words,And thought before I had done   Of a mocking tale or a gibe   To please a companionAround the fire at the club,   Being certain… Continue reading Easter, 1916 BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
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    “Love’s Philosophy,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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    The fountains mingle with the riverAnd the rivers with the ocean,The winds of heaven mix for everWith a sweet emotion;Nothing in the world is single;All things by a law divineIn one spirit meet and mingle.Why not I with thine?— See the mountains kiss high heavenAnd the waves clasp one another;No sister-flower would be forgivenIf it… Continue reading “Love’s Philosophy,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
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    Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea

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    BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea But sad mortality o’er-sways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so […]
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    Persuasion

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    by Jane Austen “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare […]

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