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Issue Details: First known date: 1826... 1826 The House of Assembly
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The poet goes to sleep in a public meeting, and dreams that he witnesses a New South Wales House of Assembly, in which the editor of the Gazette, Robert Howe, is elected Speaker.


  • Author's note: Mr Editor, - The confounded noise which I thought Howe and his friends made at this moment, roused, from an agreeable dream, your old friend, DR. WIGWAM
  • Author's note: Adzooks-where-will-the-Australian-end, 2d February, 1826
  • Epigraph: ''Twas but a dream.' Shakespeare
  • Epigraph: Guora, worayn, na,/Guah, buh, yah.' - Aboriginal Song
  • 'Thou knowest my old ward, Hal; here I lay, and thus I base my point.' Shakespeare

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