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Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)

The Alchemist by Ben Jonson (1572 – 1637)

Dramatis Personae

Subtle, the Alchemist.
Face, the Housekeeper.
Dol Common, their Colleague.
Dapper, a Lawyer’s Clerk.
Drugger, a Tobacco Man.
Lovewit, Master of the House.
Sir Epicure Mammon, a Knight.
Pertinax Surly, a Gamester.
Tribulation Wholesome, a Pastor of Amsterdam.
Ananias, a Deacon there.
Kastril, the angry Boy.
Dame Pliant, his Sister, a Widow.
Officers, Attendants, etc.

Scene: London.

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Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

‘NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!’

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Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

The Uncanny (1919) – By Sigmund Freud

At this point I will put forward two considerations which, I think, contain the gist of this short study. In the first place, if psychoanalytic theory is correct in maintaining that every affect belonging to an emotional impulse, whatever its kind, is transformed, if it is repressed, into anxiety, then among instances of frightening things there must be one class in which the frightening element can be shown to be something repressed which recurs.

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poems by Juan Ramón Jiménez

Two Poems by Juan Ramón Jiménez

Two poems by Juan Ramón Jiménez, a prolific Spanish poet who achieved fame in the English speaking world after the translation of his work ‘Platero and I’ in 1917. Two poems by the great poet.

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