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Peter Anderson And Co.

Rating: 2.7

He had offices in Sydney, not so many years ago,
And his shingle bore the legend `Peter Anderson and Co.',
But his real name was Careless, as the fellows understood --
And his relatives decided that he wasn't any good.
'Twas their gentle tongues that blasted any `character' he had --
He was fond of beer and leisure -- and the Co. was just as bad.
It was limited in number to a unit, was the Co. --
'Twas a bosom chum of Peter and his Christian name was Joe.
'Tis a class of men belonging to these soul-forsaken years:
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B J 01 September 2008
I find this story incredibly sad, I know how he feels, and where he was.....his mate.....and no societal support, with no compassion or charity A condition peculiar to the direct and abrupt way of Australian speaking.
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Jody Small 28 October 2005
I just recently found out that Peter Anderson was my great great great grandfather, and was amazed that the poet that i loved while growing up had wrote a story about him, its a great story, but true. if you r ever in gulgong check out the henry lawson museum
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