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http://penelope.uchicago.edu/pseudodoxia/pseudodoxia.html: Sir Thomas Browne takes out the trash

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/How_It_Feels_to_Be_Forcibly_Fed: Djuna Barnes undergoes the British suffragette torture.

35mm Stock Footage : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive: We've got that B-roll

Galaxy Magazine : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive: Why OCR when you can scan?

Fontenelle: I liked "The Elegant Universe", but cool.

http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/Search/Results?lookfor=&type=allfields&filter%255B%255D=resource_facet%253A%2522Resource%20available%20online%2522: What a "relief"! I got nothing

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Young_Lord_Hamlet.jpg: Yorick bearing Hamlet on his back, as per the speech

Sears Roebuck & Co.; Catalog No. 112.: Much cheaper but also in much worse shape

Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog No. 121 - 1910 - SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., : Such is the price of genius! ($250)

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Great Potlatch Riots, by Allen Kim Lang : Heavy-handed and also has officers fraternizing with the enlisted men.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 2, by W. Grant Hague, M. D. : Need some creepiness? Here you go!

Pg.7, Index . "Fearsome Creature of the Lumberwoods": Monster Manual

Girlebooks - free ebooks by the gals | Ebook Download: Sounds fun. (didn't I read about this in Oxford Book of Humorous Prose?)

Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore - Project Gutenberg: A classic among classics--not that I've read it.

On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying by Mark Twain: I really admire the old-time ability to just whip out classical references: lying is "the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse,"

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin - Project Gutenberg: I guess now there's an HTML version?

Electricity for Boys by J. S. Zerbe - Project Gutenberg: The original "Dangerous Book for Boys"

Ambrose Bierce, Fantastic Fables: Ridiculous one-liners spun into paragraph-length shaggy dog stories

The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism. : A topic of interest to me.

Project Gutenberg Edition of Our Village: Methinks the various women in my life would enjoy this.

The Heroine (1813) by Eaton Stannard Barrett (Valancourt Classics): I read a bit of this and it was quite funny.

OMACL: Heimskringla: Hal-endorsed

CKAN - Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network - Home: Unfortunate metaphor?

manybooks.net - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader: An ebook beautification project, with old covers.

Category:Bookshelf - Gutenberg: Prototype classification system for Gutenberg texts

The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville - Project Gutenberg: At last! Excellent book.

The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Publius Ovidius Naso - Project Gutenberg: Va-voom! I'm gone!

Sir Thomas Browne: Pseudodoxia, or Vulgar Errors: The Snopes of his day. "That there are severall passages for meate and drinke."

public.resource.org Home Page : An excellent gateway hack.

Internet Archive: Details: Are You Ready For Marriage? 2004: Pretty fun, though the jokes aren't great.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Bibliomania in The Middle Ages, by F. Somner Merryweather : I think it was spread by rats

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Gambler's World by Keith Laumer.: Wow, a Retief story in public domain due to unrenewed copyright. It's one I've read but I don't remember whether or not it's good. Nice 1961 Retief drawing.

Charles Dickens, by Charles Kent. : Who was Charles Foster Kent?

The Bibliotaph and Other People, by Leon H. Vincent.: Lots of anecdotes

DigitalBookIndex: World's Virtual Library (90,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments): Haven't used, makes you log in

DigitalBookIndex: World's Virtual Library (90,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments): Haven't used, makes you log in

The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 1 by Jonathan Swift - Project Gutenberg: Includes "On Poetry". When letters are in vulgar shapes/'Tis ten to one the wit escapes/But, when in capitals express'd/The dullest reader smokes the jest

Medieval Woodcuts Clipart Collection: This Medieval Life

The Project Gutenberg eBook of An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation, by Thorstein Veblen. : Nice outline!

Public Domain paintings by Don Davis: It's mine! All mine!

FSI Language Courses: Holy crap!

freesound :: home page: BOINNNG

morguefile.com Where photo reference lives.: More free(?) photos

Internet Archive: Details: Royal Wedding: Another copyright renewal mishap?

: REST Is about avoiding implicit or unnamed state. resource state is named by URIs

KrazyDad » Blog Archive » Free Sounds, Pictures and Software: Things? Free? It'll never catch on!

Thing Worth Knowing: Wouldn't you be wearing mourning colors more or less constantly back then?

Twenty Years of Congress, Volume 2 (of 2) by James Gillespie Blaine - Project Gutenberg: People yellin' at each other

The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton - Project Gutenberg: Finally!

Sources for Scan Harvesting - DPWiki: Not as ominous as it sounds: lots of PD page images

The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson) by Collingwood - Project Gutenberg: I was just reading about the revisionist reevaluation of Caroll's life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Beam_Piper: Wrote "The Cosmic Computer" *and* "Murder in the Gunroom"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Plunkett,_18th_Baron_Dunsany: Still more (I'm reading a history of SF, in case you're wondering)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hope_Hodgson: Both novels on Gutenberg. "Nauseatingly sticky romantic sentimentality" -- H.P. Lovecraft

Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum by Ludvig Holberg - Project Gutenberg: Here it is in Finnish, if you're Jarno (who's probably already read it)

Nicolas Klim's Underground Journey: Includes tree people, apparently

The Geoponica (Agricultural Pursuits): I deem it awesome

Jamendo : Open your ears: I suspect the french are behind this

Directory of FREE Online Books: Gutenberg + others, in an annoying Javascripty interface

The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray - Project Gutenberg: Looks amusing

Gutenkarte » Book Catalog : Buggy but a great idea (also thinks Gaul is in india)

NEWTITLE - New Titles: Much more usable version of the old Catalog of US Government Publications site. Which means I can't use it as a bad example anymore. Now only updated once a month though. It looks like the govt is putting video up on Google Video??

Frederick J. Drake & Company Book Catalogue: 1903: "Choice Dialogue and Vaudeville Stage Jokes". Let me tell you about my friend Ikey Cohen...

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet, by Harold Leland Goodwin: Rake That Radiation!

Enquire Within Upon Everything by Anonymous - Project Gutenberg: Truly excellent (via Kevan)

Recent Tracks - CC Hits: All the hits

Internet Archive Search: subject:"Commercial catalogs": Subject: things that are awesome

The Project Gutenberg eBook of History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2), by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange: It's unlikely that I will ever be able to write a sentence like "The ludicrous is in its character so elusive and protean, and the field over which it extends is so vast, that few have ever undertaken the task of examining it systematically."

Island Nights' Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson - Project Gutenberg: This grabbed me

"How to Camp Out": "Joe. (Worthless.)" RPG tables for real-life "Three Men in a Boat" style living

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17490/17490-h/17490-h.htm\: Hey, remember when Socrates got totally stoned?

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/sfboh10.txt: What You Leave Behind

W. James: The Varieties of Religious Experience (Table of Contents): In leiu of lugging the book around

Goethe's Faust: Another one I had to keep "find the text" in my brain

Oblomov, Ivan Goncharev, 1858, 1915 : I promised I'd look this up on the web when I got back from the bookstore, so here it is

The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon by Cornélis de Witt Willcox - Project Gutenberg: In case you couldn't get enough of that one part of "Cryptonomicon"

Heretics by G. K. Chesterton - Project Gutenberg: Off my wish list it goes

The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange and Curious Punishments by Brooks - Project Gutenberg: Last-minute del.icio.us link dumping

The Entire Project Gutenberg Works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain - Project Gutenberg: Wow

The Pot of Gold by Mary E. Wilkins - Project Gutenberg: Interesting captions-as-story here.

Essay on Wit: Standards, gentlemen! We must have standards!

The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas père - Project Gutenberg: Dumas really sucks you in

Petty Troubles of Married Life by Honoré de Balzac - Project Gutenberg: It's like the start of an IF game

Not that it Matters by A. A. Milne - Project Gutenberg: Like a combination of Wodehouse and one of his characters

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: I think this has all the really old stuff

The Wallet of Kai Lung by Ernest Bramah - Project Gutenberg: More funny fake folktales

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/7filp10.txt: Has no [pm]enangalan; does have "mangkukulam" and "Manglalabas"

The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3 by Various - Project Gutenberg: That's odd...

How to Fail in Literature: "He who would fail in literature cannot begin too early to neglect his education..."

The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes - Project Gutenberg: For Sumana

John Wilkins - An Essay Toward a Real Character and a Philosophical Language: If only he had completed this book, we would have had THE SEMANTIC WEB

My Adventures as a Spy by Baden-Powell of Gilwell - Project Gutenberg: Boys' Life would have been much more interesting had it syndicated this

Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott - Project Gutenberg: I read the list of illustrations as though it were the actual opening of the book, and it was great

Where To Find Great Free Photographs And Visuals For Your Own Online Articles - Robin Good's Latest News: free, or merely royalty-free?

Open Clip Art Library :: openclipart.org: I could make a game w/these graphics if I were crazy enough. (I probably am)

PyGE Home Page: you get a free ride for combining two things i like

License Distribution: compare with the past

api.creativecommons.org: Just in case


He was the inventor of an improvement in telephones, and hoped to make his bread by selling the privilege of using it. "At present", he continued, "a man may go and tap a telegraph wire which is conveying a song or a concert from one state to another, and he can attach his private telephone and steal a hearing of that music as it passes along. My invention will stop all that."

"Well," answered Alonzo, "if the owner of the music could not miss what was stolen, why should he care?"

"He shouldn't care," said the Reverend.

"Well?" said Alonzo, inquiringly.

"Suppose," replied the Reverend, "suppose that, instead of music that was passing along and being stolen, the burden of the wire was loving endearments of the most private and sacred nature?"

Alonzo shuddered from head to heel. "Sir, it is a priceless invention," said he; "I must have it at any cost."

The Efficiency Expert, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.: i am bizarrely intruigued by this story so far

Directory of open access journals : maybe i already bookmarked this

Feeding America: Now in html form

How to Tell Stories to Children, And Some Stories to Tell by Sara Cone Bryant - Project Gutenberg: it's got it all

United States Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-21: i love me images

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Military Instructors Manual, by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker: more general wwi counterpart to the vietnam officer's manual sumana gave me

The Classics Pages - Lucian: a True Story: nice translation

A Merry Dialogue Declaringe the Properties of Shrowde Shrews and Honest Wives: "Happely mi new gown maketh me to loke fayrer then I sholde doe."

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/2/6/14268/14268-8.txt: "catalog of my misfortunes" or something

The Project Gutenberg eBook of 'A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go', by Randolph Caldecott.: Often the folk process will improve a song greatly: case in point

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/4/0/6/14066/14066-8.txt: "the Amazon Army of Food Conservers". Also includes wartime recipes

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/4/0/3/14031/14031.txt: more erasmus

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/7/2/1720/1720.txt: "The Man Who Knew Too Much"

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough - Project Gutenberg: A whole book about John Law

Bobby and the A-Bomb Factory: man, good thing bb is so obsessed with being a catalog of cc-licensed text

The Project Gutenberg Letters to his Son, by The Earl of Chesterfield : "pray take great care of your teeth, and keep them extremely clean."

Mark Twain - A Couple of Sad Experiences: "To write a burlesque so wild that its pretended facts will not be accepted in perfect good faith by somebody, is very nearly an impossible thing to do."

The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) by Mrs. F.L. Gillette - Project Gutenberg: I'm a sucker for these

Secret Chambers and Hiding Places by Allan Fea - Project Gutenberg: man, a whole book about them

Internet Public Library: Online Texts: Another library

DigitalBookIndex: World's Virtual Library (60,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments): How do you find the free ones?

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/7/3/13730/13730-8.txt: Happy memories of "Danny The Champion of the World"

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: "a browser's joy"

Author Record - Project Gutenberg: PG Wodehouse

A Tale of a Tub: Wait a minute, this isn't hard to read at all! What was that weird hypertext thing that claimed to be a gloss on this?

The Household Cyclopedia: More old-timey stuff. Kevan, has "Also, a treatise on bees and their management".

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans", by Edith M. Thomas: Among a lot of other stuff (pennsylviania dutch cooking!) has 'how to turn one cake into many'

Classroom Clipart : Free Clipart, clip art Illustrations and Photographs: Clip art and save

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/0/1/3/10136/10136-8.txt: RPG rulebook for Victorian england

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Ideal Bartender, by Tom Bullock: Old bartenders' recipes

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/etext99/cpbld11.txt: Captain Blood

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/4/4/13444/13444.txt: Another "Eugenics" type book, very similar to the one Andy had.

Project Gutenberg - The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) and Two Rambler papers (1750) by Johnson: Haven't read it but soudns interesting

Index of /dirs/1/3/3/2/13327: Punch's self-explanatory essay

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs : Time to learn lisp again

Project Gutenberg - A Book of Fruits and Flowers by Anonymous: Receipts for their preservation

Project Gutenberg - Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen: "At an earlier, but not the earliest, stage of barbarism, the leisure class is found in a less differentiated form."

Project Gutenberg - Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books by Charles W. Eliot: Most boring book of all time!

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes. : "One gill of milk"

Open Directory - Reference: Libraries: Government Documents: More government documents

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/4/13144/13144-8.txt: "Medieval People"

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/4/13146/13146-8.txt: "Beauty and the Bolshevist": 1920 comedy of manners (?)

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/3/13136/13136.txt: Treasure trove of early-20th-century self-help effluvia

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/1/13114/13114-8.txt: "The Collectors"

Secret Teachings of All Ages Index: Ah, "the chemical marriage". How I've missed you.

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/0/8/13084/13084-8.txt: "Back to Methuselah"

DLS: Digital Library System: Pictures from the Fish and Wildlife service

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP): Stop looking for this link, self! Here it is! (I think GPO stuff is PD, or near as makes no difference)

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (DL SunSITE) : Maybe this time I can spell "medieval" correctly

Authors listed chronologically: free web books, online: The so-called "Dark Age" was actually a time of great refinement and cultural activity. Here are the FOUR DAMN BOOKS from that timespan we find worthwhile.

FirstGov – U.S. Government Graphics and Photos : Mostly PD probably

Google Answers: Web sites that contain collections that are copyright free: Great summary

Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress): Some PD stuff

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources: Bargains galore.

Internet Archive: Search Engine: Clean this URL up. It gets all the texts

About The NYPL Picture Collection Online: Old public domain pictures. Via http://www.superdeluxo.com/wget_curl/index.php/archives/2004/07/11/new-york-public-library-picture-collection/


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