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A fierce and powerful race of old,
In their wild mountain land,
Against the arms of Britain they
Were all too weak to stand.
But seldom from his faithful steed
Will Arab parted be;
Courageous, grave, and stern of mood,
He loveth liberty
Long have the Chinese race been famed
For their mechanic skill;
Reserved and proud, they follow out
Their old traditions still.
L Abyssinia is on the western shore of the Red Sea.
SThe Bedouins dwell in the wildernesses of Arabia.
* The Chinese inhabit the empire of China in Eastern Asia.
Beneath the palms of Borneo
The Dyak women rest;
While by their side the warriors stand,
In martial colours drest.
Where rolls the famous river Nile
Its waters to the main,
The Egyptian leads a simple life,
And tills the sandy plain.
The Feejee Islands form a group
Within the sunny zone;
Their people are a savage race,
To strife and bloodshed prone.
The Dyaks are a race of Malays, living in the Island of Borneo.
SEgypt is a country of Africa, bounded on the north by the Mediterranean.
8 The Feeee Islands are situated in the South Pacific Ocean.
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A handsome people are the Greeks,
Who own a classic land;
But restless, wayward, and disposed
To spurn a ruler's hand.
The Hindoo juggler's fame has spread
For strange and wondrous skill;
Unhurt he grasps the venomed snake,
And plays with it at will.
Beneath a bright transparent sky
The blithe Italian lives,
And joys in all the wealth of flowers
And fruit that Nature gives.
SGreece is a country of Europe, washed by the Mediterranean.
2 India is a large territory in Southern Asia, belonging to England.
3 Italy is a country in the south of Europe.
In far Japan, a patient race
Is famed for arts of peace;
And still their wealth and still their power
Through industry increase.
A land of frost, and ice, and snow,
A sky all cold and drear;-
Well may the peaceful Kamtschadales
Their coats of sable wear.
With furs and skins all warmly clad,
And snow-shoes on his feet,
The Lapp skims o'er the frozen plains
With motion light and fleet.
4 The islands included in the empire of Japan lie off the east coast of Asia.
SKamtschatka is situated in the extreme north-east of Asia.
6 Lapland is a country of Northern Europe.
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A golden land is theirs; a land
Where Nature's gifts abound;
But idle, ignorant, and proud
The Mexicans are found.
A powerful race were they of yore,
Now fallen to decay;
Yet flowery Persia still can show
A people free and gay.
Among old Norway's piny woods
They dwell, a people brave;
The reindeer is their wealth, their friend,
Their playmate, and their slave !
Where waves the palm-tree's leafy crest,
Where Southern waters smile,
The graceful Otaheitians till
Their Heaven-favoured isle.
SMexico occupies the southern portion of North America.
Norway is one of the countries of Northern Europe.
SOtaheite is a beautiful island in the South Pacific Ocean.
Russia to one of England's sons
Has given a charming bride;
Her people in their country feel
A just and noble pride.
The Spanish dame around her form
The rich mantilla draws;
The Spanish cavalier his sword
Wields in his country's cause.
* Persia is a country in Asia bordering on British India.
5 Russia, a vast extent of country in Europe and Asia.
' Spain occupies the south-west corner of Europe.
Composed and calm the Moslem smokes
His pipe, and bows to Fate;
And even in the battle din
Preserves his mien sedate.
The Unterwalders climb the rocks,
And there themselves conceal,
Until the foemen pass, when loud
Rings out their rifles' peal.
The gay gondola o'er the wave
Of Venice lightly floats,
While each Venetian minstrel fills
The air with silver notes.
STurkey lies in the south of Europe and Asia.
2 Unterwalden is a mountainous district of Switzerland.
SVenice, a city of Italy, on the Adriitic.
The fierce Wallachian keeps his herds
On many a marshy plain,
Or on the sunny mountain slopes
Gathers the golden grain.
Quick and acute, with active brain,
And ever nimble mind,
In life's great race the Yankee ne'er
Will linger far behind.
In far New Zealand's fertile isles
Lives a courageous race;
But ev'n the bold Maori soon
To white men must give place.
SWallachia, a province of Turkey in Europe.
SThe Yankee, a nickname for an American of the United States.
6 The Zealandcr, or Maori; that is, a native inhabitant of New Zealand.