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Monday, March 2, 2009

The Aran Islands


The geography of the Aran Islands is very simple, yet it may need a
word to itself. There are three islands: Aranmor, the north island,
about nine miles long; Inishmaan, the middle island, about three
miles and a half across, and nearly round in form; and the south
island, Inishere--in Irish, east island,--like the middle island but
slightly smaller. They lie about thirty miles from Galway, up the
centre of the bay, but they are not far from the cliffs of County
Clare, on the south, or the corner of Connemara on the north.

Kilronan, the principal village on Aranmor, has been so much changed
by the fishing industry, developed there by the Congested Districts
Board, that it has now very little to distinguish it from any
fishing village on the west coast of Ireland. The other islands are
more primitive, but even on them many changes are being made, that
it was not worth while to deal with in the text.

In the pages that follow I have given a direct account of my life on
the islands, and of what I met with among them, inventing nothing,
and changing nothing that is essential. As far as possible, however,
I have disguised the identity of the people I speak of, by making
changes in their names, and in the letters I quote, and by altering
some local and family relationships. I have had nothing to say about
them that was not wholly in their favour, but I have made this
disguise to keep them from ever feeling that a too direct use had
been made of their kindness, and friendship, for which I am more
grateful than it is easy to say.


Notes on the Indian tribes of British North America and the northwest coast

Title: Notes on the Indian tribes of British North America and the northwest coast
Additional Title: Historical magazine, and notes and queries concerning the antiquities, history, and biography of America.
Principal Author: Anderson, Alexander Caulfield, 1814-1884.
Imprint: [New York? : s.n., 1863?]
General Note: Caption title.

At head of title : General department.

"And read before the New York Historical Society, November, 1862."

Manuscript annotations.

Title from title screen.

From the Historical Magazine, vol. 7, no. 3 (March, 1863).
Document Source: Scanned from a CIHM microfiche of the original publication held by the Library Division, Provincial Archives of British Columbia.
Subject: Indians of North America -- British Columbia.
Collection: Native Studies
CIHM no.: 16598
Page Count: 11

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The Water of the Wondrous Isles


The said town was hard on the borders of a wood, which men held to be mighty great, or maybe measureless; though few indeed had entered it, and they that had, brought back tales wild and confused thereof.

Therein was neither highway nor byway, nor wood-reeve nor way-warden; never came chapman thence into Utterhay; no man of Utterhay was so poor or so bold that he durst raise the hunt therein; no outlaw durst flee thereto; no man of God had such trust in the saints that he durst build him a cell in that wood.

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Embracing Biographical Sketches Of Representative Michigan Men


This book provides full-page biographies of men prominent in Michigan's business, professional, political, educational, and cultural life in the late nineteenth century. Although the entries are not in alphabetical order, there is an alphabetical index on pp. xi-xiv. The entries are preceded by an extensive selection of historical background materials under such headings as "The Civil Commonwealth," "The Military Record," "Educational," "Material Interests," "Religious Organizations," and "Miscellaneous" (which discusses the political parties, liquor traffic, including prohibition laws, and also provides tables). The religion section includes information about church doctrine and polity for mainline denominations, and the educational section summarizes major institutional issues and conflicts at the University of Michigan.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Jewel City


Unless otherwise noted, these are from photographs by the official photographers, the Cardinell-Vincent Company.

Roman Arch of the Setting Sun, Color Plate from Photo by Gabriel Moulin
Ground Plan of the Palace of Fine Arts
Aeroplane View of the Exposition, Photo copyrighted by Gabriel Moulin
Avenue of Palms
The South Gardens
The Palace of Horticulture
Festival Hall—­George H. Kahn
Map of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
"Listening Woman" and "Young Girl," Festival Hall
South Portal, Palace of Varied Industries—­J. L. Padilla
Palace of Liberal Arts
Sixteenth-Century Spanish Portal, North Facade
"The Pirate," North Portal
"The Priest," Tower of Jewels
The Tower of Jewels and Fountain of Energy
"Cortez"—­J. L. Padilla
Under the Arch, Tower of Jewels
Fountain of El Dorado
Column of Progress—­Pacific Photo and Art Co.
"The Adventurous Bowman"
Arch of the Setting Sun—­J. L. Padilla
Frieze at Base of the Column of Progress (2)
The Court of the Universe and Arch of the Rising Sun
"Earth" and "Fire" (2)
"The Rising Sun" and "The Setting Sun" (2)
Tower of the Ages—­J. L. Padilla
Fountain of the Earth—­J. L. Padilla
"Air," one of Brangwyn's Murals
The Court of Seasons
Arch in the Court of Seasons—­George H. Kahn
Court of Flowers, Detail—­Pacific Photo and Art Co.
"The End of the Trail"—­J. L. Padilla
"The Pioneer"
The Court of Palms.
Portal between the Courts of Palms and Seasons—­Pacific Photo and Art Co.
Fountain of Summer—­J. L. Padilla
The Mermaid Fountain
Fountain of "Beauty and the Beast"
The Palace of Machinery
Palace of Machinery, Interior
Vestibule, Palace of Machinery—­Gabriel Moulin
Palace of Fine Arts
Open Corridor, Palace of Fine Arts
Detail of Rotunda, Palace of Fine Arts
Colonnade, Fine Arts, and Half-Dome, Food Products Palace
—­J. L. Padilla
"The Mother of the Dead"
"High Tide; the Return of the Fishermen"—­Gabriel Moulin
"Among the White Birch Trunks"—­Gabriel

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Willow (1988)


Willow, a small farmer/apprentice magician, meets Madmartigan, a great swordsman, and together they journey through a war-torn land of magic and monsters, to save a baby princess from death at the hands of an evil queen.


Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore


Introduction by Floyd Dell


These "Confessions of a Young Man" constitute one of the most significant documents of the passionate revolt of English literature against the Victorian tradition. It is significant because it reveals so clearly the sources of that revolt. It is in a sense the history of an epoch—­an epoch that is just closing. It represents one of the great discoveries of English literature: a discovery that had been made from time to time before, and that is now being made anew in our own generation—­the discovery of human nature.

The reason why this discovery has had to be made so often is that it shocks people. They try to hush it up; and they do succeed in forgetting about it for long periods of time, and pretending that it doesn't exist. They are shocked because human nature is not at all like the pretty pictures we like to



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