Herman Melville Born in New York City, the son of New England merchant. He worked at odd jobs (clerk, garmhand, teacher) before sailing to the South Seas on the whaler Acushnet. He deserted his ship, lived among cannibals, mutinied on an Australian boat, then spent two years on an American boat returning to the U.S. He successfully romanticized these adventures, publishing seven novels in six years, including Moby Dick (1851), one of the masterworks of American fiction. His popularity waned, and by the time he died he was virtually forgotten. Billy Budd was his last great novel. As his writing declined, Melville sailed again, around Cape Horn to San Francisco on a clipper ship commanded by his brother.
The life of William Shakespeare, arguably the most significant figure in the Western literary canon, is relatively unknown. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1565, possibly on the 23rd April, St. George's Day, and baptised there on 26th April. Little is known of his education and the first firm facts to his life relate to his marriage, aged 18, to Anne Hathaway, who was 26 and from the nearby village of Shottery. Anne gave birth to their first son six months later. Shakespeare's first play, The Comedy of Errors began a procession of real heavyweights that were to emanate from his pen in a career of just over twenty years in which 37 plays were written and his reputation forever established. This early skill was recognised by many and by 1594 the Lord Chamberlain's Men were performing his works. With the advantage of Shakespeare's progressive writing they rapidly became London's leading company of players, affording him more exposure and, following the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, a royal patent by the new king, James I, at which point they changed their name to the King's Men. By 1598, and despite efforts to pirate his work, Shakespeare's name was well known and had become a selling point in its own right on title pages. No plays are attributed to Shakespeare after 1613, and the last few plays he wrote before this time were in collaboration with other writers, one of whom is likely to be John Fletcher who succeeded him as the house playwright for the King's Men. William Shakespeare died two months later on April 23rd, 1616, survived by his wife, two daughters and a legacy of writing that none have since yet eclipsed.
You say you want to own your business. You say you want to work around dogs. Self-service dog washes have been around for twenty years but many, many communities still do not have one. You say this would be the perfect small business for you to start. This is the book that tells you how do it. Author Doug Gelbert distills his experience from tens of thousands of dirty dogs in his shops in Delaware and Pennsylvania into Starting And Running A Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash. The book is divided into over 30 easily digested topics that take the would-be-business owner through every imaginable aspect of do-it-yourself dog washes (see table of contents). The book is printed in a user-friendly spiral binding that lays open flat for the easiest possible access and quick reference. In addition to the covered topics there are 32 dog wash-specific forms that you can tear out or copy for your business: Cash Flow Variance Report Comment Card Customer Questionnaire Customer Release Form Demographic Matrix Emergency Report Employee Application Form Employee Confidentiality Agreement Employee Personal Data Form Employment Questionnaire Frequent BatherUs Club Application Guest Book Sheets Income Variance Report Introductory Period Agreement Job Description Form ManagerUs Daily Summary Report ManagerUs Job Agreement Monthly Demographic Totals Pet Sitter Record Supplies Control Log Tip Sheets Car Travel With Your Dog Chocolate Is Poison Home Pet Clipping How To Clip Toenails How To Pet A Dog Proper Brushing The Perfect Dog Bath Your Dog and Summer Your Dog and Winter Vendor Data Sheet Weekly Money In/Out
A Life's Eclipse
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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