Confessions Of A Humorist by O Henry (short story) 1

Confessions Of A Humorist by O Henry There was a painless stage of incubation that lasted twenty-five years, and then it broke out on me, and people said I was It. But they called it humor instead of measles. The employees in the storebought a silver inkstand for the senior partner on his fiftieth birthday. ...

Three works by Lord Alfred Tennyson (poetry) 4

Three works by Lord Alfred Tennyson (poetry)
A Welcome to Alexandra by Lord Alfred Tennyson March 7, 1863 Sea-kings’ daughter from over the sea, Alexandra! Saxon and Norman and Dane are we, But all of us Danes in our welcome of thee, Alexandra! Welcome her, thunders of fort and of fleet! Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street! Welcome her, all things ...

Shakspeare or the Poet (Essay) 2

Shakspeare; or, the Poet Extracted from: “Essays & Lectures” by Ralph Waldo Emerson Great men are more distinguished by range and extent than by originality. If we require the originality which consists in weaving, like a spider, their web from their own bowels; in finding clay, and making bricks and building the house, no great men are ...

A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf (short story)

Short Story A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure–a ghostly couple. “Here we left it,” she said. And he added, “Oh, but here tool” “It’s upstairs,” she murmured. “And in the garden,” ...

Set Not Thy Foot On Graves by Julian Hawthorne (short story)

Set Not Thy Foot On Graves by Julian Hawthorne New York, April 29th.–Last night I came upon this passage in my old author: “Friend, take it sadly home to thee–Age and Youthe are strangers still. Youthe, being ignorant of the wisdome of Age, which is Experience, but wise with its own wisdome, which is of ...

Talent by Anton Chekhov (short story)

Talent by Anton Chekhov AN artist called Yegor Savvitch, who was spending his summer holidays at the house of an officer’s widow, was sitting on his bed, given up to the depression of morning. It was beginning to look like autumn out of doors. Heavy, clumsy clouds covered the sky in thick layers; there was ...

Common Telephone Conversation Phrases 20

Common Telephone Conversation Phrases
Communicating via telephone can be a very difficult task for non-native English speakers, even sometimes for native English speakers. There are so many different dialects, local words/phrases, and accents. There are some common phrases and words that are used. There are some common basic words and phrases that are commonly used to conduct a telephone ...

Did You Know That…

Did You Know That...
.  . Amazing facts in arts and literature…! Did You Know That… In 1961, Matisse’s Le Bateau (The Boat) hung upside-down for 2 months in the Museum of Modern Art, New York – none of the 116,000 visitors had noticed. 😐 Did You Know That… Picasso could draw before he could walk and his first ...

History Of Nowruz (Iranian New Year Feast) 4

History Of Nowruz (Iranian New Year Feast)
. .   What is Nowruz? What does it mean? What is the origin of this festival? Nowruz (Noruz, Norooz, Nevruz, Newruz, Navruz), also referred to as eyd-i sar-i sal and eyd-i sal-i now) or new day, is the celebration of spring equinox. It is the most cherished of all the Iranian festivals and is ...

English Idioms About Movement 3

English Idioms About Movement
English Idioms About Movement The idioms introduce here all deal with action . Some idioms related top negative actions. ♦ When people are axed,they‘re fired or lose their jobs . ♦ If a worker does something wrong , her boss may call her on the carpet , scold her or bawl her out . ♦ ...