Arthur Patchett Martin
Arthur Patchett Martin, writer, was born on 18 February 1851 at Woolwich, Kent, England, son of George Martin and his wife Eleanor, née Hill. In December 1852 the family arrived at Melbourne where Martin was educated at St Mark's School, Fitzroy, and matriculated at the University of Melbourne in February 1868. He worked in the post office from November 1865 to 1883, but for most of these years ... more »
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Arthur Patchett Martin Poems
Not sweeter to the storm-tossed mariner Is glimpse of home, where wife and children wait To welcome him with kisses at the gate, Than to the town-worn man the breezy stir
Love and War
THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen (Sure no Minister ever looked wiser), And said, “I can summon a million of men To fight for their country and Kaiser;
A Romance In The Rough
A sturdy fellow, with a sunburnt face, And thews and sinews of a giant mould; A genial mind, that harboured nothing base,— A pocket void of gold.
In Memoriam Matris
IN my hot youth I rashly penned A Sonnet of the After-life. It was the time of stress and strife Through which the ardent soul must wend.
The Cynic of the Woods
Come I from busy haunts of men, With nature to commune, Which you, it seems, observe, and then Laugh out, like some buffoon.
My Cousin From Pall Mall
There’s nothing so exasperates a true Australian youth, Whatever be his rank in life, be he cultured or uncouth,
A Bush Study, A La Watteau
HE. See the smoke-wreaths how they curl so lightly skyward From the ivied cottage nestled in the trees:
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Not sweeter to the storm-tossed mariner
Is glimpse of home, where wife and children wait
To welcome him with kisses at the gate,
Than to the town-worn man the breezy stir
Of mountain winds on rugged pathless heights:
His long-pent soul drinks in the deep delights
That Nature hath in store. The sun-kissed bay
Gleams thro' the grand old gnarled gum-tree boughs
Like burnished brass; the strong-winged bird of prey
Sweeps by, upon his lonely vengeful way -- ...