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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...enty sovereigns to be won. 
And the poor would find it useful, if the chestnut chanced to win, 
And he'll maybe win when all is said and done!" 
He had called him Faugh-a-ballagh, which is French for 'Clear the course', 
And his colours were a vivid shade of green: 
All the Dooleys and O'Donnells were on Father Riley's horse, 
While the Orangemen were backing Mandarin! 

It was Hogan, the dog poisoner -- aged man and very wise, 
Who was camping in the racecourse with his ...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...lls I fully understand, 
About the time the Patriarchs were settling on the land. 

Those Patriarchs of olden time, when all is said and done, 
They lived the same as far-out men on many a Queensland run— 
A lot of roving, droving men who drifted to and fro, 
The same we did out Queensland way a score of years ago. 

Now Isaac was a squatter man, and Jacob was his son, 
And when the boy grew up, you see, he wearied of the run. 
You know the way that boys grow up—t...Read more of this...

by Service, Robert William
...long at last for slippered ease
Beside a bonny hearth;
A cosy cottage in the sun,
A pleasant page to read -
You'll find when all is said and done,
That's nearly all you need. 

You may have pow-wowed with the Great
And played a potent part
In serious affairs of state,
But now with quiet heart
You bide beside a rosy fire
And blether with a friend,
Discovering that you require
So little in the end. 

And all your days of fevered flight
For glory, gold or gear
Will seem ...Read more of this...

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