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32. The Day is done .................. H. W. Long fellow ... 165

Forms of Humour ................ H. Reed ..................

34. The Deposition of Richard II. Shakespeare ............

The Coronation of Henry IV... Dr. Stoughton .........

36. In School-days ...................... 7. G. Whittier .........

37. Dunnet Head ..................... S. Smiles ................

Allred the Great, -A Sonnet... W. Wordsworth ......

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Alfred the Great.............

berg-Cotta Family 189

40. The Poplar Fie!d..... W. Cowper ............ .194

41. The Great Pyramid ............... Dr. S. Manning ...... 195

42. A Charade.....

W. M. Praed.

200

The Hermit Crab.................. G. H. Lewes ............ 201

Industry and Thrist................ S. Smiles ................ 206

The Maid of Neidpath. .......... Sir W. Scott ............
Wolsey and More... ... ... ... ...... Dr. Stoughton .........

The Indian Girl's lament.. ...... 1. C. Bryant .........

48. State Trials ...

Dr. Stoughton ......... 218

Pyramus and Thisbe ... ... ... .. Shakespeare ............

The Spy... .........

7. F. Cooper ............

The Old Tortoise ............... Gilbert IVhite............

52. The Death of Slavery ............ W. C. Bryant ...........

53. The Conjuror ........

Mrs. Gaskell.

54. Hymn of Pan........................

P. B. Shelley............

55. A Sailor's Life ............ ..... R. H. Dana ....

56. On the Division of Labour ...... Adam Smith ............ 288

57. Sonnet on his own Blindness... Milton ...................

58. Invocation to Light ............ Milton

Lament of Samson................

Milton

294

60. Riccabocca in the Stocks ...... E. B. Lytton ............ 295

61. My Garden Acquaintance 7. R. Lowell ..........., 300

62. On the Rights of Colonists...... Edmund Burke .........

63. The Happiness of Animals...... W. Cowper ............... 309

64. The Duke of Alva ...............

7. L. Motley ...........

65. The Death of Lincoln............ 7. G. Whittier ......... 318

66. Sir Humphrey Gilbert............ 1. A. Froude ............

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the Olden Time. Mrs. R. S. HAWKER ......

For an Extract from Poems by

R.S. Hawker. Mr. DARWIN ......

For an Extract from The Voyage

of the Beagle. Mr. F. LOCKER.........

For an Extract from London

Lyrics. Mr. MATTHEW ARNOLD ............ For The Forsaken Merman. Dean STANLEY.......

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the Eastern Church and Historical Memorials of Can

terbury. Mr. SMILES ........

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Dick. Messrs. Macmillan & Co. .......... For Extracts by Isaac Taylor

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Dickens. Messrs. WARD & LOCK.............. For Extracts by Miss Mitford

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Mrs. Gaskell. Messrs. A. & C. BLICK ......

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„ die. XLIV. , XLVI.

THE SONG OF THE WESTERN MEN.

A GOOD sword and a trusty hand !

A merry heart and true !
King James's men shall understand

What Cornish lads can do.

And have they fixed the when and where?

And shall Trelawney 1 die ?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men

Will know the reason why!

Out spake their captain brave and bold,

A merry wight was he:
“If London town were Michael's 2 hold,

We'll set Trelawney free !

“We'll cross the Tamar, land to land,

The Severn is no stay,
With one and all,' and hand in hand,

And who shall bid us nay?

“And when we come to London Wall,

A pleasant sight to view
Come forth ! come forth, ye cowards all,

Here's men as good as you !

“Trelawney, he's in keep and hold,

Trelawney, he may die;
But here's twenty thousand Cornish bold,
Will know the reason why!”

R. S. Hawker.

11.

A CORROBERY. A LARGE tribe of natives, called the White Cockatoo men, happened to pay the settlementi a visit while we were there. These men, as well as those of the tribe belonging to King George's Sound, being tempted by the offer of some tubs of rice and sugar, were persuaded to hold a "corrobery,” or great dancing-party. As soon as it grew dark, small fires were lighted, and the men commenced their toilet, which consisted in painting themselves white in spots and lines. As soon as all was ready, large fires were kept blazing, round which the women and children were collected as spectators; the Cockatoo and King George's men formed two distinct parties, and generally danced in answer to each other. The dancing consisted in their running either sideways or in Indian file into an open space, and stamping the ground with great force as they marched together. Their heavy footsteps were accompanied by a kind of grunt, by beating their clubs and spears together, and by various other

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