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  • 217.
    The Last Parade

    With never a sound of trumpet,
    With never a flag displayed,
    The last of the old campaigners
    Lined up for the last parade.

    Weary they were and battered,
    Shoeless, and knocked about;
    From under their ragged forelocks
    Their hungry eyes looked out.

    And they watched as the old commander
    Read out to the cheering men
    The Nation's thanks, and the orders
    To carry them home again.

    And the last of the old campaigners,
    Sinewy, lean, and spare --
    He spoke for his hungry comrades:
    "Have we not done our share?

    "Starving and tired and thirsty
    We limped on the blazing plain;
    And after a long night's picket
    You saddled us up again.

    "We froze on the windswept kopjes
    When the frost lay snowy-white,
    Never a halt in the daytime,
    Never a rest at night!

    "We knew when the rifles rattled
    From the hillside bare and brown,
    And over our weary shoulders
    We felt warm blood run down,

    "As we turned for the stretching gallop,
    Crushed to the earth with weight;
    But we carried our riders through it --
    Sometimes, perhaps, too late.

    "Steel! We were steel to stand it --
    We that have lasted through,
    We that are old campaigners
    Pitiful, poor, and few.

    "Over the sea you brought us,
    Over the leagues of foam:
    Now we have served you fairly
    Will you not take us home?

    "Home to the Hunter River,
    To the flats where the lucerne grows;
    Home where the Murrumbidgee
    Runs white with the melted snows.

    "This is a small thing, surely!
    Will not you give command
    That the last of the old campaigners
    Go back to their native land?"

    They looked at the grim commander,
    But never a sign he made.
    "Dismiss!" and the old campaigners
    Moved off from their last parade. read more »

  • 218.
    The Idiot Boy

    'Tis eight o'clock,--a clear March night,
    The moon is up,--the sky is blue,
    The owlet, in the moonlight air,
    Shouts from nobody knows where; read more »

  • 219.
    The Douglas Tragedy

    'Rise up, rise up now, Lord Douglas,' she says,
    'And put on your armour so bright;
    Let it never be said that a daughter of thine read more »

  • 220.
    The Lament of the Border Cattle Thief

    O woe is me for the merry life
    I led beyond the Bar,
    And a treble woe for my winsome wife
    That weeps at Shalimar. read more »

  • 221.
    King Leir and His Three Daughters

    A lamentable Song of the Death of King Leir and his Three Daughters
    . To the tune of
    When flying Fame. read more »

  • 222.
    The Geebung Polo Club

    It was somewhere up the country, in a land of rock and scrub,
    That they formed an institution called the Geebung Polo Club.
    They were long and wiry natives from the rugged mountain side,
    And the horse was never saddled that the Geebungs couldn't ride; read more »

  • 223.
    The Ballade Of The Mistletoe Bough

    I am standing under the mistletoe,
    And I smile, but no answering smile replies
    For her haughty glance bids me plainly know read more »

  • 224.
    The Ballad Of Boh Da Thone

    This is the ballad of Boh Da Thone,
    Erst a Pretender to Theebaw's throne,
    Who harried the district of Alalone:
    How he met with his fate and the V.P.P.* read more »

  • 225.

    Give to barrows, trays, and pans
    Grace and glimmer of romance;
    Bring the moonlight into noon read more »

  • 226.

    These tales of old disguisings, are they not
    Strange myths of souls that found themselves among
    Unwonted folk that spake an hostile tongue,
    Some soul from all the rest who'd not forgot read more »

  • 227.
    Faithless Nelly Gray

    <i>A Pathetic Ballad</i>

    Ben Battle was a soldier bold,
    And used to war's alarms; read more »

  • 228.

    No man hath dared to write this thing as yet,
    And yet I know, how that the souls of all men great
    At times pass athrough us,
    And we are melted into them, and are not read more »

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