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Issue Details: First known date: 1912... no. 153 July 1912 of The School Paper : Grades VII and VIII est. 1896-1932 The School Paper for Grades VII and VIII
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  • Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed.

    Other material in this issue includes:

    • First Page Picture: 'Miss Ellen Terry as Portia' [81].
    • Poetry: 'Ginevra' by English poet Samuel Roberts (1763-1855), 86-88; 'Winter', from Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare (q.v.), 94-95.
    • Fiction: 'A Dinner at Dr. Blimber's', an extract from Dombey and Son by English author Charles Dickens (q.v.), with illus., 82-85.
    • History: 'The Story of Robert Clive' from The School Journal, N.Z., with map and illus., 89-92.
    • Prose: 'Now', from an essay about winter in London by English writer, Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), with illus. 'A Winter Scene on Mt. Buffalo, Eastern Victoria', 93-94.
    • Announcements: 'Royal Australian Navy : Applications Invited from Boys Who Desire to be Trained as Seamen, Stokers, Signalment, or Telegraphers' (unattributed), a call to boys aged between 14 and a half and 16 years to engage in naval service until the age of 25, with successful candidates to join the HMAS Tingara, with illus. 'H.M.A. Torpedo Destroyer Yarra', 85-86.
    • Drama: 'Mercy', an extract from The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Sc. I, by William Shakespeare (q.v.), with illus. of English actress Ellen Terry (q.v.), [81]-82.
    • Song: 'Hope Will Banish Sorrow' by composer George Bennett, 96.
  • Preceding or following each piece is a short glossary of the longer words contained therein, as well as notes about people and places mentioned.


* Contents derived from the 1912 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Athletes and Alcohol, Donald MacDonald , extract children's fiction children's
A short piece from MacDonald's The Bush Boy's Book in which the author promotes abstinence from alcohol and smoking because it impairs the 'staying power' of athletes, and of men in general. MacDonald reflects that 'it is better to be a decent coward any day than to run the risk of becoming a common sot every day'.
(p. 95)

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