William Thomas Goodge
William Thomas Goodge Poems
- Ough''A Phonetic Fantasy The baker-man was kneading ...
- A Snake Yarn "You talk of snakes," said Jack the Rat, "But...
- A Bad Break The preacher quoted, and the cranks Among his ...
- The Australian Slanguage "Tis the everyday Australian Has ...
- The Great Australian Adjective The sunburnt ---- stockman ...
- Australia's Pride Now Pat Ahearne, of Ingleburn Upon the ...
- No Choice 'When I was a kiddy and away out-back,' Said the...
William Thomas Goodge was born in London in 1862, the son of a Law Courts clerk. and arrived in Sydney in 1882 after working his passage aboard the ship 'The Cathay' as a steward. His first job on his arrival in Sydney was with one of Cobb & Co's properties - Windagee Station in Western New South Wales.
He roamed around outback New South Wales for twelve years before settling into life as a jounalist.He began to contribute verses to the Dubbo Express and later was offered a full-time job as a reporter and writer of verse for the Lithgow Mercury. For a time he was Editor of the Orange Leader while contributing to the now famous Bulletin. For the nine years prior to his death he ... more »
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Ough''A Phonetic Fantasy
The baker-man was kneading dough
And whistling softly, sweet and lough.
Yet ever and anon he'd cough
As though his head were coming ough!
"My word!" said he," but this is rough:
This flour is simply awful stough!"
He punched and thumped it through and through,
As all good bakers dough!
" I'd sooner drive," said he " a plough
Than be a baker anyhough!"
Thus spake the baker kneading dough;
But don't let on I told you sough!