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  • Author:agent Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1924... 1924 Humorous Verses
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Notes

  • Contents differ from earlier volume with same title - Humorous Verses 1900.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1941 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Old Bark Schooli"It was built of bark and poles, and the floor was full of holes", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 1-3)
Paroo Riveri"It was a week from Christmas-time,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 4-5)
Billy's "Square Affair"i"Long Bill, the captain of the push, was tired of his estate,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 6-9)
The Boss Over the Board The Boss-Over-The-Boardi"When in charge of a rough and unpopular shed,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 10-12)
Robbie's Statuei"Grown tired of mourning for my sins-", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 13-15)
Tambaroora Jimi"He never drew a sword to fight a dozen foes alone,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry (p. 16-19)
The Rejection Rejectedi"She says she's "very sorry", as she sees you to the gate;", Henry Lawson , single work poetry (p. 20-22)
O'Hara, J.P.i"James Patrick O'Hara, the Justice of Peace,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 23-26)
Bill and Jim Fall Outi"Bill and Jim are mates no longer- they would scorn the name of mate -", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 27-29)
Ballad of Mabel Clare : An Australian Story to be Read and Sung Hereafteri"Ye children of the Land of Gold,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 30-34)
The Strangers' Friendi"I met him in Bourke in the Union days- with which we have nought to do", Henry Lawson , single work poetry extract (p. 35-37)
The Captain of the Push : A Sydney Ballad of the "Gory Bleeders" [1892]i"As the night was falling slowly down on city, town and bush,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 38-43)
Corny Billi"His old clay pipe stuck in his mouth,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry (p. 44-46)
Mary Called Him "Mister" Mary Called Him Misteri"THEY'D parted just a year ago - she thought he'd ne'er come back;", Henry Lawson , single work poetry (p. 47-48)
Borderland Up the Countryi"I am back from up the country - very sorry that I went -", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 49-52)
Days When We Went Swimmingi"The breezes waved the silver grass,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 53-54)
Ripperty! Kye! Ahoo!i"There was a young woman, as I've heard tell", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 55-57)
Rise Ye! Rise Ye!i"Rise ye! Rise Ye! noble toilers! claim your rights with fire and steel!", Henry Lawson , single work poetry (p. 58-59)
The Song of Old Joe Swallowi"When I was up the country in the rough and early days,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 60-63)
Here's Lucki"Old Time is tramping close to-day - you hear his bluchers fall,", Henry Lawson , single work poetry humour (p. 64-66)

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Notes:
Includes index of first lines.
Last amended 28 Nov 2006 14:01:43
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