FOREWORD: George Otto Trevelyan, An Indian Railway and The Gulf Between Us; EARLY DECADES: John Ruskin, Conclusion to Inaugural Lecture; Anthony Trollope, Aboriginals; John Beames, Civilian Memoirs; David Livingstone, the Meeting with Stanley; Henry Morton Stanley, The Meeting with Livingstone; Marcus Clarke, from Preface to Adam Lindsay Gordon's Poems and From the Clyde to Braidwood; Edwin Arnold, from The Light Of Asia;Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Defence of Lucknow and Opening of the Indian and Colonial Exhibition; Edward Willmot Blyden from The Aims and Methods of a Liberal Education for Africans; Torus Dutt, A mon pere, Sonnet - Baugmaree; Sonnet - The Lotus; Or Cauarina Tree from Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan; John Seeley, from TheExpansion of England; Isabella Bird, Letter from Sungei Ujong, Malay Peninsula; H. Rider Haggard, The Legend of Solomon's Mines; Sara Jeannette Duncan, Colonials and Literature; Rudyard Kipling, His Chance in Life, Christmas in India, Giffen's Debt, Mandalay, What the People Said; A.E. Housman, 1887; J. A. Froude from The English in the West Indies; J. J. Thomas from Froudacity; Flora Annie Steel, The Duties of the Mistress, Bopluchi, In the Permanent Way; G. A.Henty, A Pipe of Mystery;1880S AND 1890S CANADIAN POETRY: Isabella Valancy Crawford, War, Said the Canoe; Bliss Carman, Low Tide on Grand Pre, A Vagabond Song; Charles G. D. Roberts, The Pea-Fields, My Trees; Archibald Lampman, Late November, Among the Orchards; Duncan Campbell Scott, The Onondaga Madonna; THE BULLETINWRITERS OF THE 1890S: A.B. ('Banjo') Paterson, Clancy of the Overflor, The Travelling Post Office, Old Australian Ways; Henry Lawson, the Drover's Wife; Barbara Bbaynton, the Tramp; A. G. Stephens, from Introductory to The Bulletin Story Book; FIN DE SIECLE: Swami Vivekananda, from The Ideal of a Universal Religion; Robert Louis Stevenson, The King of Apemans: The Royal Trader; Hugh Clifford, Up Country; Joseph Chamberlain, the True Conception of Empire; Olive Schreiner,from Trooper Halket of Mashonaland; Mary Kingsley, Black Ghosts; Joseph Conrad, An Outpost of Progress; William Watson, Jubilee Night in Westmorland; Rudyard Kipling, Recessional, The White Man's Burden; THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR (1899-1902): Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Transvaal , Alfred Austin, To Arms!, MrsErnest Ames, An ABC for Baby Patriots; Thomas Hardy, Departure, A Christmas Ghost-Story, Drummer Hodge; W.E . Henley, Remonstrance, Pro Rege Nostro, The Choice of the Will from For England' Sake; A., E. Housman, Grenadier; Henry Newbolt, Vitai Lampada, Peace, April on Waggon Hill, Srahmandazi; William Watson, Rome and Another, The Inexorable Law, The True Imperialism from For England Rudyard Kiplin, The Lesson; J.A. Hobson, The Political Significance ofImperialism; LATER DECADES: Cornelia Sorabji, Love and Death; Lady Mary Anne Barker, from Colonial Servants; Sarojini Naidu, Village Song, Jumyaun to Zobeida, Ode to H. H. the Nizam of Hyderabad, To India from The Golden Threshold;Songs of My City Song of Radha the Milkmaid; An Anthem of Love from The Bird of Time; GeorgeNathaniel, Marquess Curzon, The British Empire; Sri Aurobindo, the Object of Passive Resistance, Charles Studart Parnell, Transiit, Non Periit, Hymn to the Mother, Revelation, Rebirth; Alice Perrin The Rise of Ram Din; James Joyce, Ireland at the Bar; Edmund Candler, from Kashi; Stephen Leacock, Back to the Bush; Dorothea Fairbridge, Pamela; J.E. Casely Hayford, As in a Glass Darkly and African Nationality from Ethiopia Unbound; Claude McKay, Oh General Jackson, the other day, I have a Newsfrom Walter Jekyll's Jamaican Song and Story; Cudjoe Fresh from de Lecture, Old England, My Native Land, My Home from Songs of Jamaica, The Apple-Woman's Complain, from Constab Ballads, If We Must Die; Rabindranath Tagore, Poems from Gitanjali; William Butler Yeats, Introduction to Gitanjali; B.E. Baughan, Pipi on the Prowl; Katherine Mansfield, How Pearl Button was Kidnapped, To Stanislwaw Wyspianski, The Wind Blows; Solomon T. Plaatje, One Night with the Fugitives; AFTERWORD: Leonard Woolf, Pearls and Swine: Explanatory Notes, Biographies; Appendix; Publishers' Acknowledgements; Index.