When I was King

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Angus and Robertson, 1905 - English poetry - 132 pages
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Page 136 - These ballads (for such they mostly are) abound in spirit and manhood, in the colour and smell of Australian soil. They deserve the popularity which they have won in Australia, and which, we trust, this edition will now give them in England.
Page 164 - ANGUS AND ROBERTSON'S PENCIL COPY BOOK. Approved by the NSW Department of Public Instruction. In nine numbers. Id. each. No. 1, initiatory lines, curves, letters, figures; 2 and 3, short letters, easy combinations, figures; 4, long letters, short words, figures; 5, long letters, words, figures; 6, 7, and 8, capitals, words, figures; 9, short sentences, figures. THE REFORM WRITING BOOKS.
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Page 141 - ' This collection of the works of the Queensland poet, . who has for a generation deservedly held a high place in Australian literature, well deserves study." DAILY NEWS: "In turning over the pages of this volume, one is struck by his breadth, his versatility, his compass, as evidenced in theme, sentiment, and style.
Page 150 - This book is published in Sydney, but it deserves to be circulated throughout the United Kingdom. The picture of the fashion in which British enterprise made its way from settlement to settlement has never been drawn more vividly than in these pages. Mr. Jose's style is crisp and pleasant, now and then even rising to eloquence on his grand theme. His book deserves wide popularity, and it has the rare merit of being so written as to be attractive alike to the young student and to the mature man of...
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Page 140 - Every way worthy of the man who ranks with the first of Australian poets." SCOTSMAN: "At once naturalistic and imaginative, and racy without being slangy, the poems have always a strong human interest of every-day life to keep them going. They make a book which should give an equal pleasure to simple and to fastidious readers." BOOKMAN: "Now and again a deeper theme, like an echo from the older, more experienced land, leads him to more serious singing, and proves that real poetry is, after all, universal....
Page 137 - The volume now received will do much to enhance the author's reputation. There is all the quiet irresistible humour of Dickens in the description of ' The Darling River/ and the creator of ' Truthful James ' never did anything better in the way of character sketches than Steelman and Mitchell.
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