The British Isles

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909 - 283 pages
This book, written for young adults, gives an overview of the British Isles: the scenery and people; customs, homes, cities, and industries; castles, cathedrals, estates, and famous schools.

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Page 100 - Forty years on, when afar and asunder Parted are those who are singing today, When you look back, and forgetfully wonder What you were like in your work and your play; Then, it may be, there will often come o'er you Glimpses of notes like the catch of a song Visions of boyhood shall float them before you, Echoes of dreamland shall bear them along.
Page 245 - WITH deep affection And recollection I often think of Those Shandon bells, Whose sounds so wild would, In the days of childhood, Fling round my cradle Their magic spells.
Page 73 - London bridge is falling down, Falling down, falling down. London bridge is falling down, My fair lady!
Page 100 - God gives us bases to guard or beleaguer, Games to play out, whether earnest or fun, Fights for the fearless, and goals for the eager, Twenty, and thirty, and forty years on!
Page 38 - I'm amused at the signs As I pass through the town, To see the odd mixture — A
Page 100 - When you look back, and forgetfully wonder What you were like in your work and your play ; Then it may be, there will often come o'er you Glimpses of notes like the catch of a song — Visions of boyhood shall float them before you, Echoes of dreamland shall bear them along. Follow up! Follow up! Follow up! Follow up ! Till the field ring again and again, With the tramp of the twenty-two men, Follow up...
Page 38 - I'm amazed at the signs As I pass through the town ; To see the odd mixture A Magpie and Crown, The Whale and the Crow, The Razor and Hen, The Leg and Seven Stars, The Axe and the Bottle, The Sun and the Lute, The Eagle and Child, The Shovel and Boot.
Page 28 - There was a jolly miller Lived on the river Dee, He looked upon his pillow, And there he saw a flea, "O! Mr. Flea, You have been biting me, And you must die :" So he cracked his bones Upon the stones, And there he let him lie.
Page xix - Lords and the House of Commons. Members of the House of Commons are elected by the people, while birth or rank determines the membership of the House of Lords. Parliament can make new laws or alter those previous!}
Page 178 - And he played bonnilie. He played a spring the laird to please, A spring brent new frae yont the seas ; And then he ga'e his bags a wheeze, And played anither key. And wasna he a roguey, A roguey, a roguey, And wasna he a rogney, The piper o' Dundee ? He played " The welcome ower the main," And " Ye'se be fou and I'se be fain," And "Auld Stuarts back again," Wi

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