Arthur Patchett Martin

Arthur Patchett Martin

Woolwich, Kent, England
Arthur Patchett Martin
Woolwich, Kent, England
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Arthur Patchett Martin, writer, was born on 18 February 1851 at Woolwich, Kent, England, son of George Martin and his wife Eleanor, née Hill. In December 1852 the family arrived at Melbourne where Martin was educated at St Mark's School, Fitzroy, and matriculated at the University of Melbourne in February 1868. He worked in the post office from Nov ...
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1.
Bushland
Not sweeter to the storm-tossed mariner
   Is glimpse of home, where wife and children wait
   To welcome him with kisses at the gate,
Than to the town-worn man the breezy stir
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2.
Love And War
THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;
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3.
My Cousin From Pall Mall
There’s nothing so exasperates a true Australian youth,
Whatever be his rank in life, be he cultured or uncouth,
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4.
A Romance In The Rough
A sturdy fellow, with a sunburnt face,
And thews and sinews of a giant mould;
A genial mind, that harboured nothing base,—
A pocket void of gold.
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5.
The Cynic Of The Woods
Come I from busy haunts of men,
With nature to commune,
Which you, it seems, observe, and then
Laugh out, like some buffoon.
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Shobana Gomes 28 April 2014
I loved the humor in his analogy.
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Ian-paul Mason 27 October 2007
i have a book written by a.patchett martin that is signed to his niece and wondered if anyone knows the book that was published in 1893 named `true stories from Australasian history. the interest is in the book has me on an edge
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