301. The Only Son She dropped the bar, she shot the bolt, she fed the fire anew
For she heard a whimper under the sill and a great grey paw came through.The fresh flame comforted the hut and shone on the roof-beam,
308. The Prairie I see the grass shake in the sun for leagues on either hand,
I see a river loop and run about a treeless land --An empty plain, a steely pond, a distance diamond-clear,
309. The Hour Of The Angel Sooner or late--in earnest or in jest--
(But the stakes are no jest) Ithuriel's HourWill spring on us, for the first time, the test
310. The Bees And Flies A Farmer of the Augustan Age
Perused in Virgil's golden pageThe story of the secret won
311. The Return Of The Children Neither the harps nor the crowns amused, nor the cherubs' dove-winged races--
Holding hands forlornly the Children wandered beneath the Dome,Plucking the splendid robes of the passers-by, and with pitiful! faces
316. The Sing-song Of Old Man Kangaroo This is the mouth-filling song of the race that was run by a Boomer.
Run in a single burst--only event of its kind--Started by Big God Nqong from Warrigaborrigarooma,
317. Memories 'The eradication of memories of the Great War. -SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT ORGAN
318. The Children These were our children who died for our lands: they were dear in our sight.
We have only the memory left of their hometreasured sayings and laughter.The price of our loss shall be paid to our hands, not another's hereafter.
319. Et Dona Ferentes In extended observation of the ways and works of man,
From the Four-mile Radius roughly to the Plains of Hindustan: I have drunk with mixed assemblies, seen the racial ruction rise,
320. The Fairies' Siege I have been given my charge to keep--
Well have I kept the same!Playing with strife for the most of my life,
321. Our Fathers Also Thrones, Powers, Dominions, Peoples, Kings,
Are changing 'neath our hand.Our fathers also see these things
322. To The True Romance Thy face is far from this our war,
Our call and counter-cry, I shall not find Thee quick and kind,
323. The Flight When the grey geese heard the Fool's tread
Too near to where they lay,They lifted neither voice nor head,
324. The Threshold In their deepest caverns of limestone
They pictured the Gods of Food--The Horse, the Elk, and the Bison
328. The Rowers 1899 -- When Germany proposed that England should help her in a naval demonstration to collect debts from Venezuela.
329. The Explorer "There's no sense in going further --
it's the edge of cultivation,"So they said, and I believed it --
330. The Shut-eye Sentry Sez the Junior Orderly Sergeant
To the Senior Orderly Man:"Our Orderly Orf'cer's ~hokee-mut~,
331. To The City Of Bombay The Cities are full of pride,
Challenging each to each -- This from her mountain-side,
332. The Last Of The Light Brigade There were thirty million English who talked of England's might,
There were twenty broken troopers who lacked a bed for the night.They had neither food nor money, they had neither service nor trade;
335. The Dykes We have no heart for the fishing, we have no hand for the oar -
All that our fathers taught us of old pleases us now no more;All that our own hearts bid us believe we doubt where we do not deny -
336. The Covenant We thought we ranked above the chance of ill.
Others might fall, not we, for we were wise--Merchants in freedom. So, of our free-will
337. The Return Peace is declared, and I return
To 'Ackneystadt, but not the same;Things 'ave transpired which made me learn
338. The Craftsman Once, after long-drawn revel at The Mermaid,
He to the overbearing BoanergesJonson, uttered (if half of it were liquor,
340. The Sons Of Martha The Sons of Mary seldom bother, for they have inherited that good part;
But the Sons of Martha favour their Mother of the careful soul and the troubled heart. And because she lost her temper once, and because she was rude to the Lord her Guest,
342. The Dove Of Dacca The freed dove flew to the Rajah's tower-
Fled from the slaughter of Moslem kings-And the thorns have covered the city of Gaur.
343. The Beginner After He Has Been Extemporising On an Instrument Not Of His Own Invention -- Browning
344. The Rupaiyat Of Omar Kal'vin Allowing for the difference 'twixt prose and rhymed exaggeration, this ought to reproduce the sense of what Sir A-- told the nation sometime ago, when the Government struck from our incomes two per cent.
345. Deep Sea Cables The wrecks dissolve above us; their dust drops down from afar -
Down to the dark, to the utter dark, where the blind white sea-snakes are.There is no sound, no echo of sound, in the deserts of the deep,
346. The Verdicts [jutland] Not in the thick of the fight,
Not in the press of the odds,Do the heroes come to their height,
347. Untimely Nothing in life has been made by man for man's using
But it was shown long since to man in agesLost as the name of the maker of it,
348. Alnaschar And The Oxen There's a pasture in a valley where the hanging woods divide,
And a Herd lies down and ruminates in peace;Where the pheasant rules the nooning, and the owl the twilight tide,