Charles Thatcher Poems
|1.||The Private Despatch Of Captain Bumble Of The 40th Stationed At Ballarat To His Excellency Sir Charles Hotham||3/15/2012|
|2.||The Queer Ways Of Australia||4/19/2010|
|3.||The New-Chum Swell||4/19/2010|
|4.||Two Years Ago||1/1/2004|
You doubtless read the papers,
And as men of observation,
Of course you watch the progress
Of Chinese immigration--
For thousands of these pigtail chaps
In Adelaide are landing;
And why they let such numbers come
Exceeds my understanding.
On Emerald Hill it now appears
A Joss House they've erected;
And they've got an ugly idol there--
It's just what I expected;
And they offer nice young chickens
Unto this wooden log;
And sometimes with a sucking pig
They go the entire hog.
Now some of you, perhaps, may laugh,
But 'tis ...