1. Then I being left alone to the high cogitations of loue, hauing passed ouer a long and tedious night without sleepe, through my barren fortune, and aduerse constellation, altogether vncomforted and sorrowfull, by means of my vntimely and not prosperous loue, weeping, I recounted from point to point, what a thing vnequall loue is: and how fitly one may loue that dooth not loue: and what defence there may bee made against the vnaccustomed, yet dayly assaults of loue: for a naked soule altogether vnarmed, the seditious strife, especially being intestine: a fresh still setting vpon with vnstable and new thoughts.

    - Anonymous, Hypnerotomachia (Poliphilo’s Strife of Love in a Dream) (1499) [full text]

    Wikipedia: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

     
  2. I believe it to be a fact that the colored people of this country know and understand the white people better than the white people know and understand them.

    - Anonymous, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) [full text]

    Wikipedia: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

     
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    tags: housekeeping

    Anonymous and Unknown

    Apologies for the unplanned hiatus. The Project Gutenberg Project returns with a bang and perhaps the occasional whimper as we celebrate authors anonymous and/or unknown - some whose names are lost in the mists of time, others whose names were deliberately withheld due to the controversial nature of their works. Expect everything from the sublime to the profane; from the divine to the debauched. 

    As always, suggestions are welcome.

     
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    A remarkable feature of the last twelve months has been the recrudescence of the dirigible, which is now in far greater esteem than it was a year ago, or for that matter, ever before. In the past there is no doubt that progress was hampered by arguments between the advocates of “heavier than air” and “lighter than air,” and a curious notion that the one could only exist at the expense of the other.
- Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

    A remarkable feature of the last twelve months has been the recrudescence of the dirigible, which is now in far greater esteem than it was a year ago, or for that matter, ever before. In the past there is no doubt that progress was hampered by arguments between the advocates of “heavier than air” and “lighter than air,” and a curious notion that the one could only exist at the expense of the other.

    - Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

     
  5. In one month a woman of ordinary intelligence, with the desire to learn, should be able to make perfectly, and serve attractively, enough simple dishes to supply the family table with sufficient variety, without troubling the mistress to plan and think for her.

    - Mary Ronald, The Century Cook Book (1895) [full text]

     
  6. He thought of at least three houses in the village where that very night he would have found lights and laughter and clever talk, and the prodding sympathy of earnest women who made the sternest happening of the day seem nothing more than a dress rehearsal for the evening’s narration of it.
- Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, The Sick-a-Bed Lady (1911) [full text]

    He thought of at least three houses in the village where that very night he would have found lights and laughter and clever talk, and the prodding sympathy of earnest women who made the sternest happening of the day seem nothing more than a dress rehearsal for the evening’s narration of it.

    - Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, The Sick-a-Bed Lady (1911) [full text]

     
  7. Mr. Parker winked at his daughter and paid her tribute. “Penny has built up quite a reputation for herself as an amateur Sherlock Holmes. Running down gangsters is her specialty.”
“Dad, you egg!” Penny said indignantly.
- Mildred A. Wirt, Guilt of the Brass Thieves (1945) [full text]

    Mr. Parker winked at his daughter and paid her tribute. “Penny has built up quite a reputation for herself as an amateur Sherlock Holmes. Running down gangsters is her specialty.”

    “Dad, you egg!” Penny said indignantly.

    - Mildred A. Wirt, Guilt of the Brass Thieves (1945) [full text]

     
  8. Mr. Parker winked at his daughter and paid her tribute. “Penny has built up quite a reputation for herself as an amateur Sherlock Holmes. Running down gangsters is her specialty.”
“Dad, you egg!” Penny said indignantly.
- Mildred A. Wirt, Guilt of the Brass Thieves (1945) [full text]

    Mr. Parker winked at his daughter and paid her tribute. “Penny has built up quite a reputation for herself as an amateur Sherlock Holmes. Running down gangsters is her specialty.”

    “Dad, you egg!” Penny said indignantly.

    - Mildred A. Wirt, Guilt of the Brass Thieves (1945) [full text]

     
  9. In one month a woman of ordinary intelligence, with the desire to learn, should be able to make perfectly, and serve attractively, enough simple dishes to supply the family table with sufficient variety, without troubling the mistress to plan and think for her.

    - Mary Ronald, The Century Cook Book (1895) [full text]

     
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    To-day everything is completely changed and except as a war machine the aeroplane is of little interest or use to anyone.
- Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

    To-day everything is completely changed and except as a war machine the aeroplane is of little interest or use to anyone.

    - Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

     
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    To-day everything is completely changed and except as a war machine the aeroplane is of little interest or use to anyone.
- Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

    To-day everything is completely changed and except as a war machine the aeroplane is of little interest or use to anyone.

    - Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

     
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    A remarkable feature of the last twelve months has been the recrudescence of the dirigible, which is now in far greater esteem than it was a year ago, or for that matter, ever before. In the past there is no doubt that progress was hampered by arguments between the advocates of “heavier than air” and “lighter than air,” and a curious notion that the one could only exist at the expense of the other.
- Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

    A remarkable feature of the last twelve months has been the recrudescence of the dirigible, which is now in far greater esteem than it was a year ago, or for that matter, ever before. In the past there is no doubt that progress was hampered by arguments between the advocates of “heavier than air” and “lighter than air,” and a curious notion that the one could only exist at the expense of the other.

    - Fred T. Jane (ed.), All The World’s Aircraft (1913) [full text]

     
  13. He thought of at least three houses in the village where that very night he would have found lights and laughter and clever talk, and the prodding sympathy of earnest women who made the sternest happening of the day seem nothing more than a dress rehearsal for the evening’s narration of it.
- Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, The Sick-a-Bed Lady (1911) [full text]

    He thought of at least three houses in the village where that very night he would have found lights and laughter and clever talk, and the prodding sympathy of earnest women who made the sternest happening of the day seem nothing more than a dress rehearsal for the evening’s narration of it.

    - Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, The Sick-a-Bed Lady (1911) [full text]

     
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    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;He had a broad face and a little round belly,That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
- Clement C. Moore, A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823) illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith [full text]

    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
    He had a broad face and a little round belly,
    That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.

    - Clement C. Moore, A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823) illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith [full text]

     
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    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;He had a broad face and a little round belly,That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
- Clement C. Moore, A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823) illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith [full text]

    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
    He had a broad face and a little round belly,
    That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.

    - Clement C. Moore, A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823) illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith [full text]