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VentureV1_ae_housman_oracle

THE ORACLE. ‘Tis mute, the word they went to hear on high Dodona        mountain    When winds were in the oakenshaws, and all the cauldrons            tolled,And mute’s the midland…

VentureV1_meynell_householder

TO ANY HOUSEHOLDER.     Some general instinct has remained with men, so that the consensus of nations has been in favour of light colours—light tones, rather,…

VentureV1_marriott_sesame

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

VV1_hardy_market_girl

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

VentureV1_chesterton_islands

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ISLANDS.     Suppose that in some convulsion of the planets there fell upon this earth from Mars, a creature of a shape totally…