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WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:07:30 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 833.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: AL SHOAF <rashoaf@clas.ufl.edu> (28)
Subject: EXEMPLARIA Preprint of "PIERS PLOWMAN and the Sublime"

[2] From: "H-clc (Barbara Diederichs)" <bdiederi@ucsd.edu> (11)
Subject: Longman Web Site

[3] From: "Michael S. Hart" <hart@prairienet.org> (284)
Subject: April Project Gutenberg Newsletter

Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 13:33:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: AL SHOAF <rashoaf@clas.ufl.edu>
Subject: EXEMPLARIA Preprint of "PIERS PLOWMAN and the Sublime"

The Editors of EXEMPLARIA are pleased to announce the electronic
preprint of "PIERS PLOWMAN and the Sublime" by Murray J. Evans (The
University of Winnipeg) which is currently scheduled to appear in EXEMPLARIA
9.2 (October 1997). The preprint is accessible at URL


and will remain on-line through the summer. There is a "mailto" link on the
sub-page for those who wish to communicate with Professor Evans.

Recent server and drive changes have caused some minor glitches for
EXEMPLARIA's mainpage; if you encounter difficulties, please call them to
our attention at


or use the "mailto" link on the mainpage.

We are gratified by the response to our preprint activity, and we
look forward to hearing from readers who have comments or suggestions.

Thank you,
Al Shoaf

R. Allen Shoaf
Alumni Professor of English
University of Florida
Senior Editor, EXEMPLARIA
352.392-5299; 371-7149
FAX 352.392.0860

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 22:18:08 -0800
From: "H-clc (Barbara Diederichs)" <bdiederi@ucsd.edu>
Subject: Longman Web Site

From: AWLongman@aol.com [SMTP:AWLongman@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 1997 11:43 AM

Addison-Wesley Longman, a leading publisher of higher-education texts, is
soliciting suggestions for a Web site to support its freshman
composition, technical writing, literature, and developmental english

If you are an academic professional who uses the web and have ideas about
resources or content that would be helpful for the site to offer, please
send your thoughts via email to <AW Longman@aol.com>.

Thank you in advance,

The New Media Group
Addison-Wesley Longman

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 11:28:15 -0500 (EST)
From: "Michael S. Hart" <hart@prairienet.org>
Subject: April Project Gutenberg Newsletter

This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for April 3, 1997

!!!Next month should see the presentation of Etext #900!!!

In addition to the 32 Etexts prepared in March, 1997, this
Newsletter would like to address the following topics:

0. Sending Us Files

1. Lost Etexts

2. Etexts In More Languages

3. The Complete Works Of Various Authors

4. Etext #1,000

5. Etexts In More Formats

6. New Project Gutenberg Sites


0. Sending Us Files

We have added a new "outgoing" site as prairienet is often
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1. Lost Etexts

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The Ebb Tide


The Wrecker

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5. Etexts In More Formats

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particularly important as we try different languages; I, myself,
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This would probably only take 10 minutes per book as I will send
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Here are the 32 Project Gutenberg Etexts we prepared last month:

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Mar 1997 Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson #38[blntrxxx.xxx] 864
Mar 1997 The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie[masacxxx.xxx] 863
Mar 1997 [Harvard] Philosophy 4, by Owen Wister [phil4xxx.xxx] 862
Mar 1997 The Dominion of the Air, by J. M. Bacon [dmairxxx.xxx] 861

Mar 1997 Baby Mine, by Margaret Mayo [Margaret Mayo #2] [bminexxx.xxx] 860
Mar 1997 Polly of the Circus, by Margaret Mayo [Mayo #1] [pcrcsxxx.xxx] 859
Mar 1997 Stage-Land, by Jerome K. Jerome [J. K. Jerome #6] [jjstgxxx.xxx] 858
Mar 1997 Evergreens, by Jerome K. Jerome [J. K. Jerome #5] [jjevgxxx.xxx] 857

Mar 1997 Dreams, by Jerome K. Jerome [Jerome K. Jerome #4] [jjdrmxxx.xxx] 856
Mar 1997 Clocks, by Jerome K. Jerome [Jerome K. Jerome #3] [jjclkxxx.xxx] 855
Mar 1997 A Woman of No Importance, by Oscar Wilde [Wilde#7][awonixxx.xxx] 854
Mar 1997 The Confutatio Pontificia, edited by J. M. Reu [cfpntxxx.xxx] 853

Mar 1997 Democracy and Education, by John Dewey [JDewey #1][dmeduxxx.xxx] 852
Mar 1997 Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson [crmmrxxx.xxx] 851
Mar 1997 Tom Grogan, by F. Hopkinson Smith [grognxxx.xxx] 850
Mar 1997 Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Jerome K. Jerome2[jjidlxxx.xxx] 849

Mar 1997 The Black Arrow, by Robert Louis Stevenson [RLS37][blckaxxx.xxx] 848
Mar 1997 Lays of Ancient Rome by Thomas Babbington Macaulay[lromexxx.xxx] 847
Mar 1997 The Life of Gen. Francis Marion, by M. L. Weems [wfmarxxx.xxx] 846
Mar 1997 The Poems of Henry Timrod, by Henry Timrod [htimrxxx.xxx] 845

Mar 1997 The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde #6[tiobexxx.xxx] 844
Mar 1997 The Life of Francis Marion, by W. Gilmore Simms [1sfoxxxx.xxx] 843
Mar 1997 Carwin the Biloquist, by Charles Brockden Brown [moctbxxx.xxx] 842
Mar 1997 Men, Women and Ghosts, by Amy Lowell [Lowell #2] [almwgxxx.xxx] 841

Mar 1997 Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R.D. Blackmore[lornaxxx.xxx] 840
Mar 1997 New Arabian Nights, by Robert Louis Stevenson[#36][narabxxx.xxx] 839
Mar 1997 Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist by Smiles [jasmnxxx.xxx] 838
Mar 1997 The Story of the Amulet, by E. Nesbit [EB#5] [tsamuxxx.xxx] 837

Mar 1997 The Phoenix and the Carpet, by E. Nesbit [EB#4] [phcarxxx.xxx] 836
Mar 1997 The Gray Brethren, by Michael Fairless [Barber] #3[grybrxxx.xxx] 835
Mar 1997 Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle #11[memhoxxx.xxx] 834
Mar 1997 Theory of the Leisure Class, by Thorstein Veblen [totlcxxx.xxx] 833

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