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Mary Hannay Foott

(1846 - 1918 / Australia)

Poems of Mary Hannay Foott

1. At the Fords of Jordan 3/1/2010
2. Ave Caesar! Morituri te salutant 3/1/2010
3. David's Lament for Jonathan 3/1/2010
4. For Charles Dickens 3/1/2010
5. Happy Days 3/1/2010
6. Happy Days 1/4/2003
7. In Memoriam C. G. Gordon 3/1/2010
8. In the Land of Dreams 3/1/2010
9. In the South Pacific 3/1/2010
10. In Time of Drought 3/1/2010
11. Napoleon III 3/1/2010
12. Nearing Port 3/1/2010
13. New Country 1/4/2003
14. No Message 1/4/2003
15. No Message 3/1/2010
16. Sonnets - I - Christmas Day 3/1/2010
17. Sonnets - II - The New Year 3/1/2010
18. The Aurora Australis 3/1/2010
19. The Australiad - (A poem for children.) 3/2/2010
20. The Belated Swallow 3/2/2010

The Fate of Bass

On the snow-line of the summit stood the Spaniard's English slave;
And the frighted condor westward flew afar---
Where the torch of Cotopaxi lit the wide Pacific wave,
And the tender moon embraced a new-born star.
Blanched the cheek that Austral breezes off Van Diemen's coast had tanned,
Bent the form that on the deck stood stalwart there;
Slim and pallid as a woman's was the sailor's sunburnt hand,
And untimely silver streaked the strong man's hair.
From the forest far beneath him came

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