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The Wonders of the One Pound Note
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Brothers! You .... with but a sixpence in your pocket, and you with half a 'quid,' and you with a solid bank balance, and sundry others; Let not...Rate it:

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Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish)
Francis Ledwidge
Had I a golden pound to spend, My love should mend and sew no more. And I would buy her a little quern, Easy to turn on the kitchen floor. And for...Rate it:

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Dialogue Between a Sovereign and a One-Pound Note
Thomas Moore
Said a Sov'reign to a Note, In the pocket of my coat, Where they met in a neat purse of leather, "How happens it, I prithee, That though I'm wedded...Rate it:

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Upon The Sight Of A Pound Of Candles Falling To The Ground
John Bunyan
But be the candles down, and scattered too, Some lying here, some there? What shall we do? Hold, light the candle there that stands on high, It you...Rate it:

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What Will You Give Me For My Pound?
Christina Georgina Rossetti
What will you give me for my pound? Full twenty shillings round. What will you give me for my shilling? Twelve pence to give I'm willing. What ...Rate it:

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The Auld Wife
Charles Stuart Calverley
PART I The auld wife sat at her ivied door, (Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese) A thing she had frequently done before; And her specta...Rate it:

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In the Droving Days
Andrew Barton Paterson
"Only a pound," said the auctioneer, "Only a pound; and I'm standing here Selling this animal, gain or loss -- Only a pound for the drover's hor...Rate it:

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Jacob Homnium’s Hoss
William Makepeace Thackeray
One sees in Viteall Yard, Vere pleacemen do resort, A wenerable hinstitute, 'Tis call'd the Pallis Court. A gent as got his i on it, I think 'twill...Rate it:

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Saltbush Bill's Second Flight
Andrew Barton Paterson
The news came down on the Castlereagh, and went to the world at large, That twenty thousand travelling sheep, with Saltbush Bill in charge, Were ...Rate it:

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The Battle of El-Teb
William Topaz McGonagall
Ye sons of Great Britain, I think no shame To write in praise of brave General Graham! Whose name will be handed down to posterity without any stig...Rate it:

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Damages, Two Hundred Pounds
William Makepeace Thackeray
Special Jurymen of England! who admire your country's laws, And proclaim a British Jury worthy of the realm's applause; Gayly compliment each other...Rate it:

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Solomon To Sheba
William Butler Yeats
SANG Solomon to Sheba, And kissed her dusky face, 'All day long from mid-day We have talked in the one place, All day long from shadowless noon We ...Rate it:

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The Assault
Robert Nichols
The beating of the guns grows louder. 'Not long, boys, now.' My heart burns whiter, fearfuller, prouder; Hurricanes grow As guns redouble their fir...Rate it:

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I AM
Terance R. Casey (Mfalme Wa Mioyo)
Who are you? Are you who you say? Do you change by the day, go to sleep wake up and find a new way? Do you remain the same? Still got that one h...Rate it:

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Captain Von Esson of the “Sebastopol”
Henry Lawson
Of his beauty, or stature, or colour of hair I hadn’t the slightest hint, But he comes to me as a little man, with a scrubby beard and a squint, Wi...Rate it:

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Investigating Flora
Andrew Barton Paterson
'Twas in scientific circles That the great Professor Brown Had a world-wide reputation As a writer of renown. He had striven finer feelings In...Rate it:

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Montreal Maree
Robert William Service
You've heard of Belching Billy, likewise known as Windy Bill, As punk a chunk of Yukon scum as ever robbed a sluice; A satellite of Soapy Smith, a ...Rate it:

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The limitations of youth
Eugene Field
I'd like to be a cowboy an' ride a fiery hoss Way out into the big an' boundless west; I'd kill the bears an' catamounts an' wolves I come across,...Rate it:

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The Shakespeare Memorial
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Lord Lilac thought it rather rotten That Shakespeare should be quite forgotten, And therefore got on a Committee With several chaps out of the C...Rate it:

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The Brain—is wider than the Sky
Emily Dickinson
The Brain—is wider than the Sky— For—put them side by side— The one the other will contain With ease—and You—beside— The Brain is deeper than the ...Rate it:

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Kids!
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Kids! Hundreds of 'em for the farmer! Kids of an imported brand; Thousands of 'em for the country! Lo, the man upon the land Bids Loud for Englan...Rate it:

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Asses
Padraic Colum
'I KNOW where I'd get An ass that would do, If I had the money A pound or two.' Said a ragged man To my uncle one day; He got the money And went o...Rate it:

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Bill 'Awkins
Rudyard Kipling
"'As anybody seen Bill 'Awkins?" "Now 'ow in the devil would I know?" "'E's taken my girl out walkin', An' I've got to tell 'im so -- ...Rate it:

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Ice Handler
Carl Sandburg
I know an ice handler who wears a flannel shirt with pearl buttons the size of a dollar, And he lugs a hundred-pound hunk into a saloon ice-box, h...Rate it:

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Saltbush Bill, J.P.
Andrew Barton Paterson
Beyond the land where Leichhardt went, Beyond Sturt's Western track, The rolling tide of change has sent Some strange J.P.'s out back. And Salt...Rate it:

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