Rale - twelve hours of the night

Reading 1, Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm, Psalms 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gospel, John 1:1-18
Reading 2, Hebrews 1:1-6

HACHISUKA, Masauji (1903-53).Ê The Birds of the Philippine Islands with Notes on the Mammal Fauna. London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1931-35. 4 parts bound in 2 volumes, 4to (244 x 175mm). Half title, folding coloured maps, plates, including 60 coloured, by ÊF. W. Frohawk, H. Gršnvold, J. G. Keulemans and others. Contemporary half brown morocco, spines gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in at the end of each volume. Provenance: Curt af Enehjelm (ex-libris sticker). FIRST EDITION. Anker : Òhandsome coloured platesÓ; Nissen IVB 402. (2)

There never was more unfounded calumny, than that which would impute to the Irish peasantry an indifference to education. I may, on the contrary, fearlessly assert ...

Poland's environmental situation has improved since the ousting of its communist regime, which has been accompanied by decreased emphasis on heavy industry and increased government awareness of environmental issues. However, Poland has yet to recover from the overexploitation of forests during World War II and the loss of about million hectares (4 million acres) of forestland after the war. As of the mid-1990s, 75% of Poland's forests have been damaged by airborne contaminants and acid rain. In 2000, about % of the total land area was forested.