Sydney Elliott Napier
Sydney Napier Elliott was an Australian writer and poet
Napier was born in Sydney, New South Wales and educated at Newington College and Sydney University.
He began his working life as a bank clerk with the AJS Bank in Burwood, New South Wales. From 1893 he was a jackeroo in Manilla, New South Wales, until he was articled to a solicitor in Tamworth in ... more »
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Sydney Elliott Napier Poems
JUST as of yore the friendly rain Patters its old and frank refrain; Just as of yore the world swings by The little window where I lie
IMPLACABLE as are thy arctic floes; Grim and gigantic as thy mountain height; Girt with thy pines for spindles and the light Of pale auroras for thy stars; to those
OH, golden-lilied Queen—immortal France! Thou heritress of storied name and deed, As thou hast pluck’d, so oft, from cumb’ring weed The fragrant flow’rs of Freedom and Romance,
All Men Are Free
‘ALL men are free and equal born Before the Law!’ So runs the worn And specious, lying, parrot-cry. All men are free—to starve or sigh;
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JUST as of yore the friendly rain
Patters its old and frank refrain;
Just as of yore the world swings by
The little window where I lie
Watching the shadows wax and wane.
I see, beyond the Aegean main,
His cross upon the grave-scarred plain—
Yet still the dawn-flush climbs the sky,
Just as of yore!
His cross—and mine! They try in vain
With careful phrase to stanch the pain;
They say, ‘A hero’s death!’ But I
Long only for his footstep nigh;
Long only for my boy again,
Just as ...