Arthur Patchett Martin

(18 February 1851 – 15 February 1902 / 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 November 1865 to 1883, but for most of these years ... more »

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  • Shobana Gomes Shobana Gomes (4/28/2014 5:38:00 AM)

    I loved the humor in his analogy.

  • Ian-paul Mason (10/27/2007 7:30:00 AM)

    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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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;

“While that shallow charlatan ruling o’er France,
Who deems himself deeper than Merlin,
Thinks he and his soldiers have only to dance
To the tune of the Can-can to Berlin.

“But as soon as he gets to the bank of the Rhine,
He’ll be met by the great German army.”
Then the Chancellor laughed, and he said, “I will dine,
For I see nothing much to alarm me.”

Yet ...

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