Poem of the week
WANTED, A HUSBAND!
From The Moreton Bay Courier (1848)
Wanted a husband,--there's plenty, 'tis said,
All through the district, who wish to get wed;
Dark men and fair men, and little and tall--
Some with large stations, and others with small;
But as the sample, to meet my opinions,
Often is scarce in the British dominions,
I've hit on a plan to obtain my desire,
Advertising minutely the man I require.
Please to take notice,--he must not be lean,
Nor fat, but an average sample between;
He must not be crooked, nor cranky, nor bold, ...
In the 55 years between the election of the first Queensland Parliament, and the landing at Gallipoli, Queenslanders and their poets were pre-occupied with the defence of the land that they had conquered. Click here to read more.