Henry Lawson

Grenfell, New South Wales
Henry Lawson
Grenfell, New South Wales
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Up The Country

Rating: 2.4

I am back from up the country -- very sorry that I went --
Seeking for the Southern poets' land whereon to pitch my tent;
I have lost a lot of idols, which were broken on the track,
Burnt a lot of fancy verses, and I'm glad that I am back.
Further out may be the pleasant scenes of which our poets boast,
But I think the country's rather more inviting round the coast.
Anyway, I'll stay at present at a boarding-house in town,
Drinking beer and lemon-squashes, taking baths and cooling down.
`Sunny plains'! Great Scott! -- those burning
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Joe Watts 08 January 2014
Please read IN DEFENCE OF THE BUSH by A.B. Banjo Paterson. It gives his reply to Henry's diatribe
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