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Australia

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

...Poems of Chaucer Modernized of 1841 ( see Wordsworth ), with an introduction by R. H. Horne , who provided three of the pieces. Richard Henry Horne or Richard Hengist Horne as he was later known (he had apparently taken the name from a Mr Hengist whom he met in the Australian bush) was a colourful character as well as a voluminous writer. Among other youthful adventures he had apparently served in the Mexican navy and had a narrow escape from a shark in the bay of Vera Cruz. He gives a critical account of earlier modernizations: ‘Dryden's version of...

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