Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race. The practice of it, in spite of popular jests, tends to make good citizens and good men. When I emphasize the difference between law and morals I do so with reference to a single end, that of learning and understanding the law.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Mr. John Lowell Gardner, a college classmate and life-long friend of Mr. Emerson has favored me with a letter which contains matters of interest concerning him never before given to the public.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. It is is a fascinating collection and will appeal to anyone studying medicine. The essays are based upon the medical subjects and interests, such as homeopathy, medical profession and many more concerning the same subject.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The first of the two stories based itself upon an experiment which some thought cruel, even on paper. It imagined an alien element introduced into the blood of a human being before that being saw the light. It showed a human nature developing itself in conflict with the ophidian characteristics and instincts impressed upon it during the pre-natal period.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858) is a collection of essays written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. The essays take the form of a chiefly one-sided dialogue between the unnamed Author and the other residents of a New England boarding house who are known only by their profession, location at the table or other defining characteristics. The topics discussed range from an essay on the unexpected benefits of old age to the finest place to site a dwelling and comments on the nature of conversation itself. The tone of the book is distinctly Yankee and takes a seriocomic approach to the subject matter.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This is a collection of all the works of literature by Oliver Wendell Holmes, which is indeed the complete collection of his work through his entire life. It has been compiled by Holmes, thus reflecting his contribution in the field of literature.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. A collection of poetry by Holmes. This poetry is in the form of verses, thus describing the story. The grandmother is the primary character of the poem, whose story has been depicted in the poem.
Edgar Allan Poe, Various Authors, Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. & Alexander Jessup The names read like a who’s who in the pantheon of American writers: Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bret Harte. Given readers’ enthusiasm for Twain’s humor, Poe’s versatility, Harte’s Westerns, and Holmes’s literary genius, it’s no surprise that someone would put their works together. That person was Alexander Jessup, who compiled over a dozen of America’s best short stories and edited them together to create The Best American Humorous Short Stories.
Along with Jessup’s introduction, the compilation includes:
THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER LOTS (1839) George Pope Morris
THE ANGEL OF THE ODD (1844) Edgar Allan Poe
THE SCHOOLMASTER'S PROGRESS (1844) Caroline M.S. Kirkland
THE WATKINSON EVENING (1846) Eliza Leslie
TITBOTTOM'S SPECTACLES (1854) George William Curtis
MY DOUBLE; AND HOW HE UNDID ME (1859) Edward Everett Hale
A VISIT TO THE ASYLUM FOR AGED AND DECAYED PUNSTERS (1861) Oliver Wendell Holmes
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY (1865) Mark Twain
ELDER BROWN'S BACKSLIDE (1885) Harry Stillwell Edwards
THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE OF MR. PINK FLUKER (1886) Richard Malcolm Johnston
THE NICE PEOPLE (1890) Henry Cuyler Bunner
THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT (1897) Frank Richard Stockton
COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF (1901) Bret Harte
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES (1902) O. Henry
BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT HOUSE (1905) George Randolph Chester
A CALL (1906) Grace MacGowan Cooke
HOW THE WIDOW WON THE DEACON (1911) William James Lampton
GIDEON (1914) Wells Hastings
This edition of The Best American Humorous Short Stories is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of Harte, Dickens, famous Westerners, and the towns of Deadwood and Tombstone in the 19th century.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. "Faith" is the most precious of possessions, and it dislikes being meddled with. It means, of course, self-trust, —that is, a belief in the value of our own opinion of a doctrine, of a church, of a religion, of a Being, a belief quite independent of any evidence that we can bring to convince a jury of our fellow beings. Its roots are thus inextricably entangled with those of self-love and bleed as mandrakes were said to, when pulled up as weeds.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This book is story of Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny is an 1861 novel and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Later dubbed the first of his medicated novels, it tells the story of a neurotic young woman whose mother was bitten by a rattlesnake while pregnant, essentially making her daughter half-woman, half-snake. The novel is told from the perspective of an unnamed medical professor. He tells the story of a student named Bernard Langdon, who has to take some time away from his studies to earn money as a teacher. Langdon spends a short time teaching at a school in the village of Pigwacket Centre where he earns respect after taking on the school bully, Abner Briggs. After only a month, however, Langdon leaves to work at the Apollinean Female Institute in the town of Rockland. The owner of the institute is the profit-focused Silas Peckham and the schoolmistress is Miss Helen Darley, who is literally working herself to death. One of his students is the 17-year old Elsie Venner, who purposely sits apart from the other students. She is known for being strange and quick to anger. She is only close to her father Dudley Venner, who she calls by his first name, and her governess, Old Sophy. She also has a friendship with the town physician Dr. Kittredge, to whom she reveals that she ran away from home to hide on the other side of the mountain, where the other town residents are afraid to go. Elsie's half-Spanish cousin Richard Dick Venner pays a visit at the Venner estate. Like Elsie, his mother died when he was a child and the two cousins were playmates in their childhood. Elsie, however, was rough on her cousin and once bit him hard enough that he still has scars from it. Dick has since become a skilled horse-rider and a bit of a trouble-maker, though stories of his escapades are unclear. Rumors abound that Dick has come to town to ask his cousin Elsie to marry him; in fact, he intends to marry her so that he can inherit his uncle's estate.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. A collection of literary works of Oliver Wendell holmes. Literature is at once the most intimate and the most articulate of the arts. It cannot impart its effect through the senses or the nerves as the other arts can; it is beautiful only through the intelligence; it is the mind speaking to the mind; until it has been put into absolute terms, of an invariable significance, it does not exist at all.