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Ideals of Life and Citizenship. Select Pieces from the Best Authors; chosen by C. E. Maurice. Published by Francis Riddell Henderson, 26, Paternoster Square, London. This is a choice volume of 198 pages, consisting of selections from the best English and American authors from Chaucer down to F. D. Maurice. The extracts cover a wide range, and the book has, therefore, a distinctively educational value; it is a delightful book to put into the hands of a young student. The compiler states in his preface that the object of the book "is to interest students in the higher ideals which may be learned from our greatest writers."

Man's Greatest Discovery. By Henry Harrison Brown, "Now" Co., 1423, Market Street, San Francisco, California. The author deals with the power of thought in the individual, but in a metaphysical rather than ethical manner. The entire book, in fact, is really the reiteration of a small portion of that vast accumulation of metaphysics which has come down to us from the remotest ages, chiefly through the medium of the Aryan literature.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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