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This anonymous article in The Sydney Morning Herald on 30 November 1886 is a review of a musical performance about Alfred the Great. The cantata ‘Alfred’ was composed by Ebenezer Prout with a libretto by Mr Grist. The piece is based…

In this review of Jeffery Farnol’s historical romance “The King Liveth”, the novel is recommended to readers who appreciate the “picturesque recreation of the England of those far off [Anglo-Saxon] days”. Set in the…