Mary Hannay Foott

(1846 - 1918 / Australia)

Mary Hannay Foott Poems

1. Where the Pelican Builds 1/4/2003
2. Wentworth 3/2/2010
3. Watch-Night 3/2/2010
4. Up North 3/2/2010
5. To the White Julienne 3/2/2010
6. To the Virgin Mary 3/2/2010
7. To Henry the Fifth 3/2/2010
8. The Melbourne International Exhibition 3/2/2010
9. The Massacre of the Bards 3/2/2010
10. The Magi to the Star 3/2/2010
11. The Future of Australia 3/2/2010
12. The Fate of Bass 1/1/2004
13. The Belated Swallow 3/2/2010
14. The Australiad - (A poem for children.) 3/2/2010
15. The Aurora Australis 3/1/2010
16. Sonnets - II - The New Year 3/1/2010
17. Sonnets - I - Christmas Day 3/1/2010
18. No Message 1/4/2003
19. No Message 3/1/2010
20. New Country 1/4/2003

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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