Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis [C. J. Dennis] (7 September 1876 - 22 June 1938 / Auburn, South Australia)
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Joseph Briggs, of Yorkshire, England, blessed country of Freetrade,
Where the large importers' profits and fine sentiments are made,
Deep into his mine of wisdom, and, with British fervency,
Bids us mark the Bonds of Empire reaching out across the sea;
Binding us to one another
Us and our benign old mother
Patriotic apron-strings of Empire we would scorn to free.
Crimson threads of kith and kinship - thin red lines of sentiment!
What a wave of fervid friendship over all the continent
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