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LibraryThing Review

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Leer comentario completo

POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION: A Memoir

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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Leer comentario completo

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Página 2 - When a question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof...
Página 238 - I mean stock to remain in this country, to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Página 2 - A motion to strike out and insert, shall be deemed indivisible; but a motion to strike out being lost, shall preclude neither amendment, nor a motion to strike out and insert.
Página 25 - Agent in six months to be forwarded to the War Department, shall be entitled to a quarter section of Land, to be located under the direction of the President, and with his consent the same may be sold and the proceeds applied to some beneficial purpose for the benefit of said orphans.
Página 238 - Government funds,. or elsewhere, standing in the name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, or...
Página 238 - Congress may hereafter direct, to the purpose of founding and endowing at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge among Men, to which application of the said moneys and other funds the faith of the United States is hereby pledged.
Página 14 - ... the mere sailing under an enemy's license, without regard to the object of the voyage, or the port of destination, constituted, of itself, an act of illegality which subjected the property to confiscation.
Página 14 - For the purpose of showing the great uniformity which has prevailed, and how ready Congress has always been to respect the motives of individuals charged with violations of the law, the committee submit the annexed schedule of laws passed on this subject. (See Appendix C.) These cases establish the principle that, when it was apparent that a forfeiture had been incurred without " wilful negligence or intention of fraud," it ought to be remitted or refunded.
Página 2 - Any member may call for the division of a question, which shall be divided if it comprehend propositions in substance so distinct, that, one being taken away, a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the House.
Página 238 - I have the honor to remain, with great respect, your obedient servant, RICHARD RUSH.

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