Mary Hannay Foott

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Mary was born in Glasgow on 26th September, 1846. she was the daughter of James Black a leader in the Prebyterian Church. Her Mother descended from the literary family of Hannay. Mary arrived in Australia, 1853and was educated in Melbourne. She married Thomas Wade Foott in 1874, moving to live at Dundoo, Queensland.
After the death of her hu ...

Mary Hannay Foott Poems

1.
In The Land Of Dreams

A bridle-path in the tangled mallee,
With blossoms unnamed and unknown bespread,
And two who ride through its leafy alley,
But never the sound of a horse's tread.
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2.
In Time Of Drought

The rushes are black by the river bed,
And the sheep and the cattle stand
Wistful-eyed, where the waters were,
In a waste of gravel and sand;
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3.
Happy Days

A fringe of rushes -- one green line
   Upon a faded plain;
A silver streak of water-shine --
   Above, tree-watchers twain.
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4.
New Country

Conde had come with us all the way --
   Eight hundred miles -- but the fortnight's rest
Made him fresh as a youngster, the sturdy bay!
   And Lurline was looking her very best.
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5.
No Message

She heard the story of the end,
   Each message, too, she heard;
And there was one for every friend;
   For her alone -- no word.
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