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The Birth Of The Rail
Ambrose Bierce
DRAMATIS PERSONAE LELAND, THE KID _a Road Agent_ COWBOY CHARLEY _Same Line of Business_ HAPPY HUNTY _Ditto in All Respects_ SOOTYMUG _a Devil_ _S...Rate it:

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The Bull
Ralph Hodgson
See an old unhappy bull, Sick in soul and body both, Slouching in the undergrowth Of the forest beautiful, Banished from the herd he led, Bull...Rate it:

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The Defence of Lucknow
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I BANNER of England, not for a season, O banner of Britain, hast thou Floated in conquering battle or flapt to the battle-cry! Never with mightier ...Rate it:

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The Dunciad: Book II.
Alexander Pope
High on a gorgeous seat, that far out-shone Henley's gilt tub, or Flecknoe's Irish throne, Or that where on her Curlls the public pours, All-bounte...Rate it:

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The Fairy West
Henry Lawson
I. We wrote and sang of a bush we never Had known in youth in the Western land; Of the dear old homes by the shining river, The deep, clear creeks ...Rate it:

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The Golden Age
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Is it the dawn of a Golden Age And a swift release from pain? The politicians fight and rage Where doubt and chaos reign. But out on the fields, wi...Rate it:

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The Green-Hand Rouseabout
Henry Lawson
Call this hot? I beg your pardon. Hot!—you don’t know what it means. (What’s that, waiter? lamb or mutton! Thank you—mine is beef and greens. Bread...Rate it:

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The Intro
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
'Er name's Doreen…Well spare me bloomin' days! You could er knocked me down wiv 'arf a brick! Yes, me, that kids meself I know their ways, An' 'as ...Rate it:

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The Intro
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
'Er name's Doreen ...Well, spare me bloomin' days! You could er knocked me down wiv 'arf a brick! Yes, me, that kids meself I know their ways, ...Rate it:

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The Knight's Return
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
The conq'rin' 'ero! Me? Yes, I don't think. This mornin' when I catch the train fer 'ome, It's far more like a walloped pup I slink To kennel, wi...Rate it:

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The Old Stockman's Lament
Henry Lawson
Wrap me up in me stockwhip and blanket, And bury me deep down below, Where this piffle and sham won’t disgust me, In the land where the coolibahs g...Rate it:

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The Runcorn Ferry
Marriott Edgar
On the banks of the Mersey, o'er on Cheshire side, Lies Runcorn that's best known to fame By Transporter Bridge as takes folks over t'stream, Or...Rate it:

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The Sentimental Bloke
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
An'-wilt-yeh-take-this-woman-fer-to-be Yer-wedded-wife? -... O, strike me! Will I wot? Take 'er? Doreen? 'E stan's there arstin' me! As ...Rate it:

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Ad Comitissam Rutlandiæ
Francis Beaumont
Madam, so may my verses pleasing be, So may you laugh at them and not at me, 'Tis something to you gladly I would say; But how to do't I cannot fin...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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A Holy War
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
'Young friend!' . . . I tries to duck, but miss the bus. 'E sees me first, an' 'as me by the 'and. 'Young friend!' 'e sez; an' starts to make a fus...Rate it:

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A Letter to the Front
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
I 'ave written Mick a letter in reply to one uv 'is, Where 'e arsts 'ow things is goin' where the gums an' wattles is - So I tries to buck 'im up a...Rate it:

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A Song Of Delight
Alice Guerin Crist
Oh! Have you stolen out, one summer morning To pick white crocus ‘neath the garden wall, Or shaken softly the big scented roses And watched the dew...Rate it:

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Author's Apology For His Book
John Bunyan
WHEN at the first I took my pen in hand Thus for to write, I did not understand That I at all should make a little book In such a mode: nay, I had...Rate it:

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Childhood
Richard Aldington
I The bitterness. the misery, the wretchedness of childhood Put me out of love with God. I can't believe in God's goodness; I can believe In ...Rate it:

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Christmas Trees
Robert Frost
The city had withdrawn into itself And left at last the country to the country; When between whirls of snow not come to lie And whirls of foliage n...Rate it:

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Corinna's Going A-Maying
Robert Herrick
Get up, get up for shame, the blooming Morn Upon her wings presents the god unshorn. See how Aurora throws her fair Fresh-quilted colours t...Rate it:

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From Perugia
John Greenleaf Whittier
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE'S Letters from Italy. THE tall, sallow guardsmen their horsetails have spread, Flaming out in their violet, yellow, and red; ...Rate it:

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Goya
Conrad Potter Aiken
Goya drew a pig on a wall. The five-year-old hairdresser’s son Saw, graved on a silver tray, The lion; and sunsets were begun. Goya smelt the ...Rate it:

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Hay-Carren
William Barnes
'Tis merry ov a zummer's day, When vo'k be out a-haulèn hay, Where boughs, a-spread upon the ground, Do meäke the staddle big an' round; An' gr...Rate it:

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