History of European Colonies

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Macmillan, 1873 - 408 sider
 

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Side 378 - Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Side 131 - ... seem to me that its earlier history makes a very inspiring or profitable reading. The attention of the Imperial authorities was not turned towards it until it became a matter of urgent necessity to find some place to which criminals could be transported. Some means had to be devised for disposing of the convicts who could no longer be sent to the American colonies, and Australia offered a satisfactory solution of the difficulty. During the earlier years of its history it was thus a land of convicts...
Side 134 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Side 212 - For a while the freedman will take the place of the master, verifying the saying that the last shall be first and the first shall be last.
Side i - Figures. *8. SMALL-HAND AND HALF-TEXT. With Capitals and Figures. 8a. PRACTISING AND REVISING COPY-BOOK. For Nos, 5 to 8. *9. SMALL-HAND SINGLE HEADLINES— Figures. 10. SMALL-HAND SINGLE HEADLINES— Figures. 11. SMALL-HAND DOUBLE HEADLINES— Figures. 12.
Side 11 - For divers mariners have it tried, And sailed straight by the coast side, Above five thousand mile. But what commodities be within No man can tell, nor well imagine. But yet not long ago, Some men of this country' went, By the king's noble consent, It for to search to that intent, And could not be brought thereto. But they that were th' adventurers Have cause to curse their mariners, False of promise, and dissemblers.

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