Mary Hannay Foott
Mary Hannay Foott Poems
- Happy Days A fringe of rushes -- one green line ...
- New Country Conde had come with us all the way -- ...
- No Message She heard the story of the end, ...
- Happy Days A fringe of rushes, one green line Upon a faded ...
- The Fate Of Bass On the snow-line of the summit stood the ...
- In Time Of Drought The rushes are black by the river ...
- The Australiad - (A Poem For C... 'Twas brave De Quiros...
Mary was born in Glasgow on 26th September, 1846. she was the daughter of James Black a leader in the Prebyterian Church. Her Mother descended from the literary family of Hannay. Mary arrived in Australia, 1853and was educated in Melbourne. She married Thomas Wade Foott in 1874, moving to live at Dundoo, Queensland.
After the death of her husband in 1884, she was to become the Literary... more »
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A fringe of rushes -- one green line
Upon a faded plain;
A silver streak of water-shine --
Above, tree-watchers twain.
It was our resting-place awhile,
And still, with backward gaze,
We say: "'Tis many a weary mile --
But there were happy days."
And shall no ripple break the sand
Upon our farther way?
Or reedy ranks all knee-deep stand?
Or leafy tree-tops sway?
The gold of dawn is surely met
In sunset's lavish ...