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VV1-phillips-martyrs

XML   PDF EARTH’S MARTYRS.         Many have hymned Thy Martyrs, Earth, of old,        Who fell on red flames, as on flowers cold;        But we, Thy poets, in…

VV1-meynell-householder

XML   PDF TO ANY HOUSEHOLDER.     Some general instinct has remained with men, so that the consensus of nations has been in favour of light…

VV1-masefield-mirror

XML   PDF WHEN BONY DEATH HAS CHILLED HER GENTLE BLOOD. When bony Death has chilled her gentle blood    And dimmed the brightness of her wistful…

VV1-masefield-blindness

XML   PDF BLINDNESS.         Since I have learned Love’s shining alphabet,        And spelled in ink what’s writ in me in flame,        And borne her sacred image richly…

VV1-marriott-sesame

XML   PDF OPEN SESAME.     Interested strangers who tried to talk to Mr. Trembath about the West Country were apt to be disappointed because, although…

VV1-hunt-gem

XML   PDF THE GEM AND ITS SETTING.                                         PERSONS.                        EVE GRIEVE, 3o, a widow.                        MAY DAY, 18, an unmarried girl.                        JAMES KNIGHT, 40, a bachelor.                        A RECEPTIVE FRIEND.    Scene:—Mrs. Grieve’s…

VV1-housman-romances

XML   PDF PROVERBIAL ROMANCES. 1. THE MERCHANT AND THE ROBBER.     A merchant, having charge of a very valuable jewel, was travelling for safety in…

VV1-hardy-market-girl

XML   PDF THE MARKET GIRL. (Country Song.)                                                       I. Nobody took any notice of her as she stood on the causey-    kerb,A-trying to sell her honey…

VV1-gwynn-pope

XML   PDF THE GENIUS OF POPE.     It can be easily shown that although the Restoration inaugurated in England an age of prose, yet the…

VV1-gray-phial

XML   PDF A PHIAL.         This precious bubble of the antique world,        As light as lifted foam, as frail as breath,        Endured when empires died a desperate…