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from A Dissertation Upon the Unnatural Crime of Self-Murder

  Caleb Fleming was born in Nottingham and brought up in a Calvinist home. Fleming’s early desire was to enter the ministry; as a boy he learned shorthand in order to write down sermons. However, when Presbyterian minister John Hardy … Continue reading

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(c. 59 B.C.-17 A.D.)

from The History of Rome: The Rape of Lucretia

  Livy, or Titus Livius, Roman historian, was born in 59 B.C., according to St. Jerome, and died in 17 A.D. in Patavium, now the north Italian city of Padua. Livy lived much of his life in Rome during the … Continue reading

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