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  2. "SPINOZA."

    Professor Alexander Gunn, of the University of Melbourne, has composed a play in celebration of the Tercentenary of Spinoza's birth, which took place at Amsterdam on ...

    Article : 1,129 words
  3. SNUFF.

    When pensively we sit or walk, Each social friend away, Snuff best supplies the want of talk And cheers the lonely way. ...

    Article : 751 words
  4. ST. JAMES' PARK, LONDON, IN 1750.

    From the time of Pepys to about a hundred years later, the park was constantly frequented by the fashionable world. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 26 words
  5. FIRST FLEET CATTLE.

    The loss early in June, 1788, of the black Cape cattle (four cows and two bulls) landed from the First Fleet late in January, 1788, appeared to the young and ill-fed community ...

    Article : 1,295 words
  6. GREAT SEAL OF N.S.W.

    A briefly worded commission, dated October 12, 1786, appointed Captain Arthur Phillip, R.N., Governor of New South Wales, and defined the limits of that territory. A second ...

    Article : 1,637 words
  7. THE OLD MAN HEARS THE SCHOOL BELL.

    It was one of those beautiful spring mornings when the whole world seems alive and happy. The beautiful flowers, holding up their faces to the sun, thrill one with the beauty of nature. ...

    Article : 237 words
  8. FOR THE CHILDREN.

    Up again, up again, into the sky, Why should I envy the birds? I can fly A strong outward push and a lightning quick spring, ...

    Article : 123 words
  9. ST. JAMES' PARK.

    Henry VIII. exchanged a piece of land in Suffolk for this magnificent London site, on which stood a hospital, and having demolished the building, he erected a "goodly palace" for ...

    Article : 624 words
  10. VOLCANOES.

    Explosive eruptions from central vents do not constitute the only types of volcanic activity. There are relatively quiet outpourings of lava which produce topographic ...

    Article : 1,040 words
  11. POOR OLD MOON.

    Someone has sat on the moon to-night! I wonder who sat on the moon? It used to be beautifully round and bright, Now its shaped like the bowl of a spoon. ...

    Article : 70 words
  12. PRETENDING.

    When I'm curled up in bed at night, with all the bedclothes tucked in tight, I 'magine I'm an Eskimo who spends his life 'mid ice and snow. And all the bedroom changes, ...

    Article : 126 words
  13. THE GREAT SEAL OF NEW SOUTH WALES.

    Obverse and Reverse (quarter size) of a Seal of the period 1827-1834. An earlier seal has not yet been brought to light. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 30 words
  14. LADY HAMILTON.

    In the annals of the arts in this country a record should be made of the services rendered by Lady Hamilton, the wife of a former Governor of Tasmania, who recently passed ...

    Article : 643 words
  15. CAWS AND EFFECT.

    A big, black crow in the gum tree tips Saw a little white boy far below, With a rosy-red apple up to his lips, "Caw." said the big black crow. ...

    Article : 136 words
  16. AN ENGLISH PAGEANT.

    Rich in pageantry, England has added yet another colourful spectacle to this season's entertainments. For months past the pageant of the history of Leicester had been in ...

    Article : 297 words
  17. MOUNTAIN MISTS.

    The sky became overcast about midday. The bush was hushed and still that eerie stillness that invariably presages a storm. The air was cool as one might expect at an ...

    Article : 325 words
  18. DOT.

    Dot was Just a darling rosebud girl of three, Ever in the garden playing merrily. Dot was wondrous merry, seeming moved to mirth, ...

    Article : 87 words
  19. WHERE THE WILD HERDS WERE FOUND IN 1795.

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  20. SOME OLD RECEIPTS.

    The "Herald" of Saturday, July 16 last, gave particulars of the finding of a Parkes receipt at the Australian Mutual Provident Society's office dated February 13, 1857. ...

    Article : 180 words
  21. SCOUTS' CHAPEL, PENNANT HILLS.

    A rugged granite altar, a ragged hymn refrain— And we're back with Edmund Spenser in Gloriana's reign. Drake puts out to sea once more: Raleigh ...

    Article : 160 words
  22. VOICES.

    I heard a whisper in the wood— I listened and I understood, For all the past and future stirred And blended in that whispered word; ...

    Article : 143 words
  23. LOVE IS A BIRD.

    Why do you choose to fly, O wayward bird, Bird with the swiftest wing? Does no one mark your flight as you pass them ...

    Article : 96 words
  24. WHEN WE ARE OLD.

    When we are old, There still will be the laughing song of birds, And the pure beauty of returning Spring, To fill our hearts with spirits glad and new, ...

    Article : 82 words
  25. LOOKING FORWARD.

    Riders on a parched road Cheer themselves awhile, Saying, round the nearest bend Leafy colonnades will lend ...

    Article : 52 words
  26. A LOVER.

    I am a lover; Deep in me lies— Deep as the ocean, wide as the skies— ...

    Article : 34 words
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