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THE ABYSSINIANS.1 THE DYAKS.4
A fierce and powerful race of old, Beneath the palms of Borneo-
In their wild mountain land, The Dyak women rest;
Against the arms of Britain they While by their side the warriors stand,
"Were all too weak to stand. In martial colours drest.
THE BEDOUIN.2 THE EGYPTIANS.'
But seldom from his faithful steed Where rolls the famous river Nile
Will Arab parted be; Its waters to the main,
Courageous, grave, and stern of mood, The Egyptian leads a simple life,
He loveth liberty And tills the sandy plain.
THE CHINESE.3 THE FEEJEES.6
Long have the Chinese race been famed The Feejee Islands form a group
For their mechanic skill; Within the sunny zone;
Reserved and proud, they follow out Their people are a savage race,
Their old traditions still. To strife and bloodshed prone.
i Abyssinia is on the western shore of the Red Sea. The Dyaks are a race of Malays, living in the Island of Borneo.
2 The Bedouins dwell in the wildernesses of Arabia. 3 Egypt is a country of Africa, bounded on the north by the Mediterranean.
SThe Chinese inhabit the empire of China in Eastern Asia. The Feoeee Islands are situated in the South Pacific Ocean.
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THE GREEKS.1 THE JAPANESE.'
A handsome people are the Greeks, In far Japan, a patient race
Who own a classic land; Is famed for arts of peace;
But restless, wayward, and disposed And still their wealth and still their power
To spurn a ruler's hand. Through industry increase.
THE HINDOO.' THE KAMTSCHADALES.6
The Hindoo juggler's fame has spread A land of frost, and ice, and snow,
For strange and wondrous skill; A sky all cold and drear;--
Unhurt he grasps the venomed snake, Well may the peaceful Kamtschadales
And plays with it at will. Their coats of sable wear.
THE ITALIANS. THE LAPLANDER.6
Beneath a bright transparent sky With furs and skins all warmly clad,
The blithe Italian lives, And snow-shoes on his feet,
And joys in all the wealth of flowers The Lapp skims o'er the frozen plains
And fruit that Nature gives. With motion light and fleet.
Greece is a country of Europe, washed by the Mediterranean. The islands included in the empire of Japan lie off the east coast of Asia.
SIndia is a large territory in Southern A sia, belonging to E ngland. K am tschatka is situated in the extreme e north-east of A sia.
Italy is a country in'the south of Europe. 6 Lapland is a country of Northern Europe.
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THE MEXICANS.' THE PERSIANS.'
A golden land is theirs; a land A powerful race were they of yore,
Where Nature's gifts abound; Now fallen to decay;
But idle, ignorant, and proud Yet flowery Persia still can show
The Mexicans are found. A people free and gay.
THE NORWEGIANS.' THE RUSSIAN.f
Among old Norway's piny woods Russia to one of England's sons
They dwell, a people brave; Has given a charming bride;
The reindeer is their wealth, their friend, Her people in their country feel
Their playmate, and their slave A just and noble pride.
THE OTAHEITIANS. THE SPANIARDS.8
"Where waves the palm-tree's leafy crest, The Spanish dame around her form
Where Southern waters smile, The rich mantilla draws;
The graceful Otaheitians till The Spanish cavalier his sword
Their Heaven-favoured isle. Wields in his country's cause.
SMexico occupies the south ern portion of N orth A m erica. P ersia is a country in A sia bordering on B ritish India.
2 Norway is one of the countries of Northern Europe. 5 Bussia, a vast extent of country in Europe and Asia.
SOt a h e i t e i s a b e a u t i f u l i s l a n d i n t h e S o u t h P a c i fi c O c e a n S p a i n o c c u p i e s t h e s o u t h w e s t c o r n e r o f E u r o p e .
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THE TURK.' THE WALLACHIAN.'
Composed and calm the Moslem smokes The fierce Wallachian keeps his herds
His pipe, and bows to Fate; On many a marshy plain,
And even in the battle din Or on the sunny mountain slopes
Preserves his mien sedate. Gathers the golden grain.
THE UNTERWALDER.2 THE YANKEE.'
The Unterwalders climb the rocks, Quick and acute, with active brain,
And there themselves conceal, And ever nimble mind,
Until the foemen pass, when loud, In life's great race the Yankee ne'er
Rings out their rifles' peal. Will linger far behind.
THE VENETIAN.3 THE ZEALANDER.'
The gay gondola o'er the wave In far New Zealand's fertile isles
Of Venice lightly floats, Lives a courageous race;
While each Venetian minstrel fills But ev'n the bold Maori soon
The air with silver notes. To white men must give place.
STu r k e y li e s in t h e s o u t h o f E u r o p e a n d A s ia W a lla c h i a a p r o v in c e o f T u r k e y in E u r o p e .
Unterwalden is a mountainous district of Switzerland. The Yankee, a nickname for an American of the United States.
V enice, a city of Italy, on the Adriatic. The Zealandcr, or Maori; that is, a native inhabitant of New Zealand.
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