Louisa Lawson

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Louisa Lawson (17 February 1848 - 12 August 1920) was an Australian writer, publisher, suffragist, and feminist.

Louisa Lawson was born and raised in Mudgee, New South Wales. The second of 12 children, her family were typical strugglers, and like many girls at that time left school at the age of thirteen. In 1866 she married Niels Larsen (Peter ...
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1.
A Reveire
I am sitting by the river,
And I while an hour away,
Watching circles start and widen
In their momentary play.
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2.
An Australian Song
Come gather, brave Australian sons,
And join us in a song,
And if you like the way it runs
Then make it roll along.
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3.
The Digger's Daughter
The waratah has stained her cheek,
Her lips are even brighter;
Like virgin quartz without a streak
Her teeth are, but far whiter.
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4.
Coming Home
Going round the back street.
Through the silent lane,
While the folks at church meet,
Coming home again.
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5.
Light In Darkness
Sickness, sorrow, death, disgrace,
All of these I have to face ;
Pain of body, fret of mind,
Poverty, with bread to find.
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