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  2. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    [Some readers who have been kind enough to send in contributions for this column evidently do not understand that only bush song are wanted. The majority of so-called songs sent in are simply poems. ...

    Article : 95 words
  3. Can Yon See It!

    Pedestrian (to little man riding pony and carrying heavy bag): "Why don't you put that sack on the animal, you fool ?" Pious Little Man: "My friend. I study ...

    Article : 67 words
  4. John Ball and the Bible.

    A Sunday lecturer at Manchester said, amongst other things, that when John Bull went to a country be took a Bible, and at the close the native had the Bible and John Bull ...

    Article : 109 words
  5. An Editorial Failure.

    That evergreen Western American journal, the Arizona Kicker, edited by "M. Quad," has the following account of a recent attempt to establish a rival organ in the wild state:— ...

    Article : 1,136 words

    You often have been told of regiments brave and bold, But we are the bravest in the land; We're called the Tag-rag Band, and we rally in Queensland, ...

    Article : 227 words
  7. Facts and Fancies.

    A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.— [?] The man who has nothing to do is apt to do it badly. ...

    Article : 1,041 words
  8. A Confirmed Loafer.

    "I think," said Colonel Fizzletop, "that Johnnie is getting to he too trifling for anything. He is the laziest boy in town." "That may be, but he gets up at 6 o'clock ...

    Article : 60 words
  9. The Farmer's Rebuke.

    The County Courts of Virginia some years ago were composed of justices of the peace who had never studied law. At one time (says the Companion) five honest farmers convened an ...

    Article : 926 words

    He wore an old blue shirt the night that first we met, An old and tattered cabbage-tree concealed his looks of jet; His footsteps had a languor, his voice a husky tone: ...

    Article : 226 words

    It's on a first-rate business section, Where two roads they cross and meet, Stands there a fine and neat erection, Close by the weary traveller's beat: ...

    Article : 288 words
  12. Fools Were Scarce.

    A sheep farmer in Scotland, the owner of a Splendid collie dog, was visited by a gentleman who took a fancy for the animal. The gentleman offered £50 for the dog, which was ...

    Article : 88 words
  13. Only One Left.

    Schoolmaster M'Ginley, remarkable for his long nose, exercised his pupils daily in composition, selecting texts and proverbs as subjects. The text one day related to the evil spirits ...

    Article : 70 words



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