This is the story which the Major told me, as nearly as I can recall it:--In the winter of 1862-3, I was commandant of Fort Trumbull, at New London, Conn. Maybe our life there was not so brisk as life at "the front"; still it was brisk enough, in its way -- one`s brains did n`t cake together there for lack of something to keep them stirring. For one thing, all the Northern atmosphere at that time was thick with mysterious rumors -- rumors to the effect that rebel spies were flitting everywhere, and getting ready to blow up our Northern forts, burn our hotels, send infected clothing into our towns, and all that sort of thing.
"Clearly Francis Gilbert is a gifted and charismatic teacher." Philip Pullman, former teacher and author of 'Northern Lights'.Why did William Blake call his book of poetry 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'?Why do some critics say his poem 'The Tyger' is about the French revolution?Why did he illustrate his poems with pictures?Why is Blake's rose "sick"? What is the "youthful harlot's curse" in the famous poem 'London'?This is the ultimate study guide to William Blake's classic poetry collection 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'. Written by an experienced teacher and author, it not only contains all of the relevant verse , but also includes substantive comprehension questions and thorough analysis of every poem. Furthermore, there are sections which discuss Blake's life and the context of his work in depth, the poetic techniques he deployed, and how students can gain a good grade when writing essays on him. Above all, this guide is "Blakean" in spirit; it provides links to the author's video explanations and performed versions of the poems. While it is highly informative -- offering all the analysis required to gain a top mark in an exam or coursework -- it also aims to provoke a genuinely personal response to the poems.
A devotion patterned on the ancient Stations of the Cross but from a reformed protestant perspective. Fourteeen devotions based on scenes in the last 18 hours of Christ's life from the Garden of Gethsemane to the entombment of He who would rise on the third day.
Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with 'movie moments', where things like serendipity and fate happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable. And then, one morning at work, Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message suggesting a meeting at Tiffany's. From there, she is given a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks - a treasure hunt using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher. And Beth is forced to wonder: has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan, with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile and almost encyclopaedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? And how would she feel about taking a chance on a new leading man in her life?
Ansel D. Nickerson wrote this popular book that continues to be widely read today despite its age.
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