Spring-life: Lyrics

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Reading & Wellbank, 1864 - 192 pages

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Page 92 - Shy as the lyre-bird, hidden away, A glittering waif in the wild...
Page 91 - THE BEAUTY THAT BLOOMS IN AUSTRALIA. RICH as the rose-light which dapples the dawn, And soft as the shadows of eve ; Tender and true as the midnight blue— Too tender and true to deceive— Is the beauty that blooma in Australia!
Page 188 - A theme of every day, Sad and suggestive." — SCHILLER. Ecstatic dreamer, the auroral glow, Which flouts the shadows of the mystic night, And with its burst of rose-and-opal flame Transmutes the clouds from hard-lined ghastly wastes To isles of light in...
Page 92 - ... wild ; Coy as the flowers in Nature's own bowers, But fresh as a golden-haired child, Is the love that peeps out in Australia, Is the love that allures in Australia, Is the love we pursue in Australia. And...
Page ix - I have been long impressed with the conviction that a vein of the purest gold runs through our Indo-Malayan mythology. Notwithstanding the gross materialism and repulsive fanaticism in which the runes of Oceanica are imbedded, I believe traces of the grand "prime tradition...

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