Henry Lawson Poems
|482.||Cherry- Tree Inn||12/31/2002|
|483.||When Your Pants Begin To Go||1/3/2003|
|484.||From The Bush||1/1/2004|
|486.||Australian Bards And Bush Reviewers||12/31/2002|
|488.||At The Beating Of A Drum||1/1/2004|
|489.||As Far As Your Rifles Cover||1/1/2004|
|490.||A Bush Girl||3/26/2010|
|491.||A Song Of Brave Men||1/1/2004|
|494.||A Song Of The Republic||1/1/2004|
|497.||A Prouder Man Than You||12/31/2002|
|499.||Faces In The Street||12/31/2002|
|501.||Andy's Gone With Cattle||12/31/2002|
A Prouder Man Than You
Read the full of A Prouder Man Than You
If you fancy that your people came of better stock than mine,
If you hint of higher breeding by a word or by a sign,
If you're proud because of fortune or the clever things you do --
Then I'll play no second fiddle: I'm a prouder man than you!
If you think that your profession has the more gentility,
And that you are condescending to be seen along with me;
If you notice that I'm shabby while your clothes are spruce and new --
You have only got to hint it: I'm a prouder man than you!
If you have a swell companion when you see me on the street, ...
The Cambaroora Star
So you're writing for a paper? Well, it's nothing very new
To be writing yards of drivel for a tidy little screw;
You are young and educated, and a clever chap you are,
But you'll never run a paper like the CAMBAROORA STAR.
Though in point of education I am nothing but a dunce,
I myself -- you mayn't believe it -- helped to run a paper once
With a chap on Cambaroora, by the name of Charlie Brown,
And I'll tell you all about it if you'll take the story down.