Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex

On November 20, 1820, a sperm whale struck and sunk the whaling ship Essex, stranding the 21 crew members who escaped on three whale-boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 2000...

Rue Baree

This tale follows a group of art students roaming around the Latin Quarter of Paris. Bohemians with womanizing tendencies, they go through as many working-class girls as they can...

Jabberwocky

“Jabberwocky” is one of the most well-known nonsense poems in the English language. Though full of playful made-up words like “brillig,” “mimsy,” and frumious,” the...

The Fruits of Sorrow

In this story, the narrator is recovering from an illness in the company of Lucy Latimer, a local lady who loves to help the ailing. When he notes a look of sadness in her eyes,...

The Evils of Theater-going!

In this sermon, Reverend Hiram Mattison discusses the argument for Christian opposition to theater. He states, “the theater has been one unmitigated moral pest through the whole...

A Guide to Bible Study

Congregationalist minister Harvey Newcomb wrote countless volumes of spiritual advice for adults and children alike. He compiled this guide for young people seeking to develop a...

Poem Criticizing the Avignon Papacy

The period known as the Avignon Papacy began in 1309, when Pope Clement V relocated the seat of papal power to Avignon, France. The French monarchy slowly gained control over the...

Address to the Court

After criticizing US involvement in WWI, Eugene Debs found himself testifying in court for violation of the Sedition Act of 1918. Debs, an outspoken socialist and advocate, stated...

Message on Neutrality

With this 1914 address, President Woodrow Wilson declared his intentions for the US to remain neutral in World War I. “Every man who really loves America will act and speak in...

The Street of the Four Winds

Wandering the streets of Paris, the impoverished artist Severn happens upon a stray cat. He befriends the creature, who in turn reciprocates his affection. When Severn decides to...

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