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  2. For the BOYS AND GIRLS

    Senior.—Condon Bryan Byrne. Mount-Pierre, Francis-street. Annerley, South Brisbane. Subject: The Personality of William Blake. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 38 words
  3. NOTABLE EVENTS

    Richard Brinsley Sheridan, dramatist, [?]orator, and politician, was born at Dublin on September 30, 1751. Son of Thomas Sheridan, an actor, he was ...

    Article : 283 words
  4. AUSTRALIA'S MEN OF MARK

    John Farrell was born at Buenos Ayres, in South America, on December 18, 1851. His parents brought him to Victoria in 1832, and his early life was ...

    Article : 326 words
  5. OUR SCRAP BOOK

    Horticulturists have been giving some details of the increases in warned varieties of flowers. There are to-day 3000 more named roses than there were 20 ...

    Article : 133 words
  6. HARD NUTS

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    Detailed lists, results, guides : 40 words
  7. WILLIAM HENRY OGILVIE

    William Henry Ogilvie, the Scots-Australian poet, was born near Kelso, Scotland, on August 21, 1869. He received his education at Kelso High ...

    Article : 262 words
  8. WHY A HANDKERCHIEF IS SQUARE.

    We may never have thought of the fact that all handkerchiefs are square, yet such is the case; and we may well ask if there is any ...

    Article : 188 words
  9. SENIOR—FIRST PRIZE.

    It has been said by a modern critic, Mr. Gossee, that "the little room in the castle of literature which we call 'Walt Whitman.' like the fatal apartment in ...

    Article : 653 words
  10. MORE TO CRACK

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    Detailed lists, results, guides : 210 words
  11. ANTIQUITY OF LINEN.

    Linen is the oldest known textile fabric. Before the Sphinx took its scat in Egypt it was in use; centuries before the Jews settled in Palestine it was made ...

    Article : 305 words
  12. JUNIOR.—FIRST PRIZE.

    "Drive thy business: let that not drive thee. Sloth makes all things difficult; industry, all easy. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than, labour wears ...

    Article : 627 words
  13. FIREWORKS COLOURS.

    The science of fireworks is a very real one. demanding a considerable amount of chemical knowledge. The name given to firework-making among chemists is ...

    Article : 347 words
  14. John Evelyn

    John Evelyn, the life-long friend of Samuel Pepys, the diarist, was born at Wotton, Surrey. He wan educated at Lewes and Oxford, and on leaving the ...

    Article : 250 words
  15. PRIZE PUZZLE

    There was a small lake, around which four poor men built their cottages, four rich men afterwards built their mansions, as shown in ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 132 words
  16. THE WAY TO TIPPERARY

    The crossed lines in the illustration show a route from London to Tipperary in 18 moves. It is absolutely necessary to include the ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 106 words
  17. WEEKLY ESSAY

    This competition (for which book prizes will be awarded) will be continued. Senior and junior competitors to select their own subjects. The ...

    Article : 100 words
  18. BEST MAN.

    A bridegroom always has an attendant, a friend who is known as the best man, and who performs certain duties in connection with the ...

    Article : 155 words
  19. Earthquake at Lisbon

    Nearly 200 years ago there occurred at Lisbon one of the most awful earthquakes, in the history of the world. It was All Saints" Day, and most of the ...

    Article : 170 words
  20. NOVEMBER

    November was styled by the ancient Saxons Wint-monat, or the wind-month, from the gales of winds which are so prevalent at this season of the year ...

    Article : 126 words
  21. LIFE'S OBLIGATIONS

    All transactions are not cash transactions, and all debts are not money debts. Some obligations are too vast to be expressed in terms of £. s. d., and the ...

    Article : 905 words
  22. Lady Butler.

    Lady Butler, the celebrated artist, was born at Lausanne, in Switzerland. She was the sister of a woman who became equally famous in a different sphere ...

    Article : 121 words
  23. WHERE'ER HE WALKED

    Late in the eighteenth century the great composer Haydn visited England and was much acclaimed everywhere, as the composer of The Creation, and much ...

    Article : 98 words
  24. VICTOR JAMES DALEY

    Victor James Daley was born on September 5, 1858, at Navan, in Ireland. He was brought up by his grandparents in county Armagh, and at an early age was ...

    Article : 365 words
  25. Mendelssohn

    Dr. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, the famous musical composer, is known all over the world more briefly as Mendelssohn. He was born at Hamburg in 1809 ...

    Article : 311 words
  26. INTERIOR OF ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

    Built by Sir Christopher Wren on a site which has been used for churches since 607, St. Paul's is the [?] largest church in ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 72 words
  27. Royal Titles Changed

    In consequence of the Irish Union, the Privy Council decided that the roys! style and title should be changed on the first of January, following from George ...

    Article : 209 words
  28. Advertising

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    Advertising : 167 words
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