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THE POET GORDON.
( To the Editor of the Border Watch.)
Sik,-It lias been suggested to me by a few gentlemen that now would be a fitting time to erect some memorial to the poet Gordon, and through the medium of your valuable paper, I would beg to suggest that something might bg done to perpetuate the memory'of a man who represented thiB district in the House of As. seirjbly fop so)ria tjme, and' wjio fro'pi hig pqwer ful genius fata culled forth' tfca admiration, RQfc only of the people he represented, but the whole of. the continent island of Australia, in his lasting memorial of the beautiful poems he bequeathed, and which are bound to take a leading place in Australia's literature.
It has struck me, Mr. Editor, that an obelisk should, or could be, raised from the beautiful red and grev dolomite of which this district abounds, at the spot where he, the said Gordon, made the memorable leap on horseback near the Blue Lake, Such spot would have a two
Waiting? and watching ever,
Longing and lingering yet J
Leavee rustle and corn-stalkB quiver,
Winds ifttirmUr and i?attfS fret!; . No answer they briny, no greeting,
No speech save that sad refrain Ko voice, save an echo repeating1}
He cometh not back again,
1 would especially point out that the nominal sum of five shillings might be collected from the many great admirers of his wonderful genius and handed in to the Border Watch or myself, and so while contributing to Aug* tralia's (leuius as her Poet Laureate, we would be liajjding diiwij an heirlqow that would tell the coming ages Adam fcindsay Gordon wr.s not forgotten by the good people" of Mogtif Gambler, whose representative, he was nnd whose memory btjll holds tv green pjace in tRt'if
Yours very truly,
WM. THURSTON Mount GnmVnet, August 27,1859,