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Poetry — From the August 1899 issue

Then and now

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Love’s beggar

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Beware the rogue

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The beggar’s word

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A commercial union

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Poetry — From the June 1887 issue

The three sisters

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Poetry — From the December 1884 issue

The legend of Ogrecastle

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The old mill

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Song of fire

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Under the trees

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Out in the streets

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The Telling treasure

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The unsigned receipt

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Pambookat

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–a fairy tale of the Malays

Fiction — From the October 1861 issue

How I made a fortune

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The fight at Oriskany. August 5, 1777

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The three kings

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The Battle of the Cowpens

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