The British Empire Series: Australasia

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1900
 

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Page 170 - Every book is, in an intimate sense, a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it. They alone take his meaning ; they find private messages, assurances of love, and expressions of gratitude dropped for them in every corner.
Page iv - Except as provided in this section, this Constitution shall not impair any right which the Queen may be pleased to exercise by virtue of Her Royal prerogative to grant special leave of appeal from the High Court to Her Majesty in Council. The Parliament may make laws limiting the matters in which such leave may be asked, but proposed laws containing any such limitation shall be reserved by the Governor-General for Her Majesty's pleasure.
Page 211 - ... a Legislative Council and a House of Assembly are constituted, called the Parliament of Tasmania. The Legislative Council is composed of eighteen members, elected by all natural-born or naturalised subjects of the Crown who possess either a freehold worth 20Z.
Page 172 - So he rode to his death, with that careless smile, In the van of the 'Light Brigade'; So stricken by Russian grape, the cheer Rang out while he toppled back, From the shattered lungs as merry and clear As it did when it roused the pack.
Page 177 - Oh, brave white horses ! you gather and gallop. The storm sprite loosens the gusty reins ; Now the stoutest ship were the frailest shallop In your hollow backs, or your high arch'd manes.
Page 175 - They are rhymes rudely strung, with intent less Of sound than of words, In lands where bright blossoms are scentless, And songless bright birds. Where with fire and fierce drought on her tresses, Insatiable Summer oppresses, Sere woodlands, and sad wildernesses, And. faint flocks and herds. Where in dreariest days, when all dews end, And all winds are warm, Wild Winter's large floodgates are...
Page 212 - Elementary education is under the control of a director working under a ministerial head. There are several valuable scholarships from the lower to the higher schools, and from the higher schools to English universities.
Page 86 - Britons, hold your own ! IV. Sharers of our glorious past, Brothers, must we part at last? Shall we not thro' good and ill Cleave to one another still? Britain's myriad voices call, ' Sons, be welded each and all, Into one imperial whole, One with Britain, heart and soul ! One life, one flag, one fleet, one Throne ! Britons, hold your own ! POETS AND THEIR BIBLIOGRAPHIES.
Page 176 - Child, can I tell where the garlands go? Can I say where the lost leaves veer On the brown-burnt banks, when the wild winds blow, When they drift through the dead-wood drear, Girl ! when the garlands of next year glow, You may gather again, my dear — But I go where the last year's lost leaves go At the falling of the year.
Page 125 - I fear, its exportation to fulfill contracts as to quantity without sufficient regard to quality ; but when the necessary care is taken, it will be found to justify the encomium of Baron von Mueller, whom we all know as a competent authority, ' that for the durability of its timber it is unsurpassed by any kind of tree in any portion of the globe...

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