Three Visits to Madagascar During the Years 1853-1854-1856: Including a Journey to the Capital. With Notices of the Natural History of the Country and of the Present Civilisation of the People
John Murray, 1858 - 476 ページ
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65 ページ - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year ; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor...
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