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Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

(5 February 1856 - 12 February 1947 / London / England)

Poems of Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

1. A Christmas Letter From Australia 1/1/2004
2. From the Drama of “Charles II” 1/1/2004
3. Salopia Inhospitalis 1/1/2004
4. Sunset On The Cunimbla Valley, Blue Mountains 1/1/2004
5. The Tropics 1/1/2004
6. To The Australian Eleven 4/20/2010
7. Under the Wattle 1/4/2003

To The Australian Eleven

You have bearded the lion in his den,
You have singed the original cricket
Upon his own hearth, and beaten his men
On a genuine English wicket;
And so the Australian kangaroo
Has a right good right to be proud of you.

That you’ve had your even share of the luck
We’ll allow, argumenti gratia,

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