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LELEAN, Edith. Britannia : A Patriotic Exercise. Toronto : The Educational Publishing Company, 1899. Pp -7,(1) including covers. Small 8vo, white printed self wraps. See Spadoni & Donnelly 303 and Watters p.435 for a 1917 McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart edition, for what is possibly the same text. “The curtain rises on a statue of Britannia, placed in the centre of the stage. The girl who is chosen to represent Britannia should be dressed in white, wearing a helmet, and holding a trident in one hand and a shield in the other. A high, rounded pedestal with a sheet wound around it adds to theeffect. The children who represent the different countries should be appro priately dressed, and should carry baskets, with their offerings prettily arranged. As they present them, they should place them carefully around the pedestal. A girl and a boy, alternatively, should represent the different countries. At [sic] each stanza is recited, the child should take his or herplace so as to form a semi-circle, and when all have spoken, the two end c hildren will lead the others around so as to form a circle around Britannia. All join hands and repeat the last two stanzas together.” (p. 3). Then follows all the individual stanzas : Ceylon; Africa; India; Gibraltar; Australia; Hong Kong; Canada; Yukon; New Zealand; Ireland; Scotland; England, All. Edith Lelean Groves (b. 22 January 1870, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - d.17 October 1931, Toronto), the first woman to be chairman of Toronto's Boa rd of Education. Disbound (spine staple missing), tears along spine, horizontal crease, edgeworn, foxed, penned name, else good only. As is. 25.00
Title: Britannia : A Patriotic Exercise.
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