Category Archive: 4. Parade of Masterpieces

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (1818)

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (1818)

Source: www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm Chapter 4 From this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my sole occupation. I read with …

 

Les Miserable, Victor Hugo (1862)

Les Miserable, Victor Hugo (1862)

Source: www.gutenberg.org/files/135/135-h/135-h.htm#link2H_4_0002 VOLUME I.—FANTINE. PREFACE So long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilization …

 

Le Morte D’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory (1485)

Le Morte D’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory (1485)

Source: www.gutenberg.org/files/1251/1251-h/1251-h.htm#link2HCH0007 BOOK VIII CHAPTER I. How Sir Tristram de Liones was born, and how his mother died at his birth, wherefore she named him Tristram. IT was a …

 

The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer (XIVc)

The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer (XIVc)

Source: machias.edu/faculty/necastro/chaucer/translation/ct/01gppt.txt   Here begins the Book of the Tales of Canterbury. The Prologue When the sweet showers of April have pierced to the root the dryness of March and …

 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous (XIVc)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous (XIVc)

Source: www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/English/GawainAndTheGreenKnight.htm#_Toc178583491   90   ‘Gawain,’ quoth the green man, ‘God may you guard! Indeed you are welcome, knight, to my place, and you have timed your travel as true man should. And …

 

Corpus Iurus Civilis, By order of Justinian I (529-534)

Corpus Iurus Civilis, By order of Justinian I (529-534)

Source(s): www.freewebs.com/vitaphone1/history/justinianc.html www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/corpus1.asp   Although Law as practiced in Rome had grown up as a type of case law, this was not the “Roman Law” known to the Medieval, …

 

Gaius Plinius Secundus, Historia Naturalis (77)

Gaius Plinius Secundus, Historia Naturalis (77)

Source: ia700302.us.archive.org/29/items/plinysnaturalhis00plinrich/plinysnaturalhis00plinrich.pdf CHAPTER I. Whether the World be finite, and but one. THE World 1 , and that which, by another Name. Men have thought Good to call …

 

Euclid’s Elements (300BC)

Euclid’s Elements (300BC)

Source: aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/bookVII/bookVII.html#guide   ELEMENTS BOOK 1: Fundamentals of Plane Geometry Involving Straight-Lines Definitions A point is that which has no part. A line is breadthless length. The ends of a line are points. A straight …

 

De Legibus, Marcus Tullius Cicero (50BC)

De Legibus, Marcus Tullius Cicero (50BC)

Book 1 A: Therefore, in this spare time, as you say, why do you not explain to us these very things themselves and write about …

 

Secret, Petrarca (1353)

Secret, Petrarca (1353)

Petrarch: Yes, that is my view also; in the meanwhile, however, have you not forgotten my first question? S. Augustine: What was it? Petrarch: Concerning what keeps …