Mini Copy Book

Helen Maria Williams

The Little Dog of Castiglione

Nothing seemed likely to stop Napoleon Bonaparte from conquering Europe, but one little fellow slowed him up a bit.

Length: 115 words

Poets and Poetry

Nature’s Harmony

William Wordsworth looks back on a life of disappointments and regrets, and finds in them reasons to be thankful.

Length: 54 words

Music and Musicians

Mozart’s Genius

An amateur composer once asked Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart how he thought of his lovely music and — for one performance only — the maestro told him.

Length: 114 words

Aesop of Samos

The Country Milkmaid

A pretty young milkmaid plans just a little bit too far ahead.

Length: 59 words

Free Trade and Markets

The Petition of the Candlemakers

Frédéric Bastiat made a tongue-in-cheek appeal to the French government, asking them to protect candlemakers from a cut-throat competitor.

Length: 116 words

Free Trade and Markets

The Broken Window

Inspired by economists in Britain, Frédéric Bastiat explained to his own Government why their initiatives to boost the economy so often fail.

Length: 120 words