Inez K Hyland

(1863-1892 / Australia)

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Inez K.Hyland was born in Portland (Victoria), 1863; she was the daughter of T. F. Hyland and grand-daughter of Dr. Penfold, Magill (S.A.).

Inez was educated at Miss Kentish's School, Castlemaine,
She died in Magill, South Australia in 1892. Her works include:'In Sunshine and in Shadow' (Melbourne, 1893). more »

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Disloyalty

Pull down the old hut, d’ye say, girls,
That H.R.H. shan’t see
The common place that used to do,
Years by, for your mother and me?

No!—not for a dozen Princes,
Nor lords nor dukes beside,
Will I pull down the poor old hut,
Where your mother lived and died.

Oh, I know that it’s old and crazy,
I know that it’s shabby and mean;
But it’s going to stand as it is, girls,
And I won’t erect a screen

To shut out the rambling shingle hut
From sight of this handsome place.
I should feel as is I had closed
The door in your mother’s face.

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