Near the city of Rome, not far from the pyramid of Calus Cestlus, there is a well-tended grave, the last resting-place of a young Englishman, a consumptive youth, whose ...Article : 985 words
It is his power of thought above all that distinguishes man from the animals, yet the average man is apt to regard pure thought, unapplied to utilitarian purposes, as a waste ...Article : 1,418 words
Among the curious examples of natural history is the common cicada (miscalled the locust) of the order Hemiptera, and the family Clcadidae. The cicadas were well known to the ...Article : 1,430 words
The old-world practice of making pilgrimages to popular shrines is almost unknown in Australia, yet in the historic monuments at La Perouse we have a true shrine of ...Article : 1,325 words
Perry's picture (1864) which was presented to the French Government and now hangs in the Marine Museum at the Louvre. ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 30 words
When "Early" Man went forth to hunt With spear and javelin, Just where he had no paint in front He wore a big bear skin— ...Article : 186 words
In the heart of Somersetshire lies the interesting city of Wells, famed the world over for its magnificent cathedral and the beauty of its surroundings. ...Article : 546 words
In true earnestness, a young lad, by name of Jim, set about to make a fish trap. Constantly he was to be seen in the midst of wire-netting, stout pieces of wire, rope, and ...Article : 491 words
The current remembrances of Anzac Day, and the religious character of its observance, lend a fresh interest to the fact that in 1643 a "Souldier's Pocket Bible" was issued to the ...Article : 758 words
The Bittern gives a mournful cry To scare unwary passers-by; He's lonely, sensitive, and shy, He hopes that people drawing nigh ...Article : 45 words
Wells Cathedral, Somersetshire, dating from the 10th century. ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 16 words
The romantic name of robin is applied in Australia to a group of small perching birds, usually with bright-coloured breasts, and belonging to genera that are peculiar to certain ...Article : 376 words
"I know a lovely garden." There are many in Sydney, and many are walled about, preventing eager eyes in search of beauty from finding their quest. But such cannot be said ...Article : 197 words
The birds, beasts, and fishes who live at the Zoo Decided that they would have telephones, too, To talk with their friends at Taronga Park, ...Article : 216 words
Have you ever listened (those of you who have an apiary) to the songs of different bees in the evening? Moving about in the apiary at dusk, I was ...Article : 174 words
In the early days of the Dorrigo Plateau, the majority of settlers were either timbergetters or gold fossickers. Gold was found years ago near Tyringham, off the Grafton ...Article : 231 words
The hills beyond Corangamite Are very blue to-day; The heat haze shimmers out of sight Across them, and away. ...Article : 217 words
If history's pregnant romance Has happened to capture your glance, You will surely have seen That King Louis Fifteen— ...Article : 239 words
Garden adjoining Woollahra Council's offices. ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 9 words
In autumn, when the Sydney air Is clear and filled wi' fragrance rare, When decent folk might weel inquire What mair can ony man desire, ...Article : 187 words
The ti-trees at Sorrento Last summer were ablaze, With bloom, when you and I and Hope Walked down life's ladiant ways; ...Article : 105 words
Couchant amongst the dormant hills he sleeps— Old Camelback wrapped in his wrinkled hide; Storms rampant seared his ageworn weather ...Article : 112 words
Steep is the path and dark the way, Yet great deeds, these our legacy, To us are given, that they may Make sweet long years that are to be. ...Article : 113 words
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