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Shakspeare, a biography (1864)

Shakspeare, a biography (1864)

De Quincey, Thomas | Memoirs & Biography
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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works...

Chatterton; a biography (1899)

Chatterton; a biography (1899)

Masson, David | Memoirs & Biography
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Thomas Chatterton (20 November 1752 – 24 August 1770) was an English poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry. He died of arsenic poisoning, either from a suicide attempt or self-medication for a venereal disease.

William Cobbett : a biography (1879)

William Cobbett : a biography (1879)

Smith, Edward | Memoirs & Biography
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William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers...


Biography of Henry Clay (1831)

Biography of Henry Clay (1831)

Prentice, George D | Memoirs & Biography
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Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852), was a lawyer, politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky separately in both the Senate and in the House of Representatives. He served three different terms as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and was also...

Daniel Boone The Pioneer Of Kentucky

Daniel Boone The Pioneer Of Kentucky

George Canning Hill | Memoirs & Biography
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Daniel Boone, the pioneer of Kentucky. A biography (1866). Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 [O.S. October 22] – September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his...

Boys' and girls' biography of Abraham Lincoln (1909)

Boys' and girls' biography of Abraham Lincoln (1909)

James H. Shaw | Memoirs & Biography
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Little stories of Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.


Anthony Wayne, Henry Hudson and Pere Marquette

Anthony Wayne, Henry Hudson and Pere Marquette

John Armstrong, Henry R. Cleveland and Jared SP | Memoirs & Biography
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Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 – December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War. Henry Hudson (c. 1560s/70s – 1611) was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century Father...

American biography (1902) Vol- 6 John Stark and William Pinkney

American biography (1902) Vol- 6 John Stark and William Pinkney

Edward Everrett and Henry Wheaton | Memoirs & Biography
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John Stark (August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822) was a New Hampshire native who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777. Born in Annapolis...

American biography (1902) Vol- 2 Captain John Smith

American biography (1902) Vol- 2 Captain John Smith

George S. Hillard | Memoirs & Biography
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Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – 21 June 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and his friend Mózes Székely. He was considered to have played an important part in the...


American biography (1902) Vol- 3 The Life and Treason of Benedict Arnold

American biography (1902) Vol- 3 The Life and Treason of Benedict Arnold

Jared Sparks | Memoirs & Biography
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Benedict Arnold (January 14, 1741 [O.S. January 3, 1740 – June 14, 1801) was a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army. While a general on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West...

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