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Sporting Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 6 January 1883
Sporting ftdissip. j JBY HERMIT. Tids aspect of affairs ia>t tl\e commencement , of the holidays was ^not i tfery cheery, and Boxing Bay in Brisbane was about &s,disa greeafele a day as (me cotxid have had for 3."fi,cegomg. However, having nothiing else to £** I paid Kedron Park a visit, and,, had .it *ot been for jJae jain, Sir. iff orris would . luive Bad quite, a'successful ir.ile meeting. Iwondered thatthe stewards difl not en quire into, the running ofBeindeer andmncy, vhicli was ot suchka. eitraordinkry ui'&ud out character that it cerfeihly needed ex planation. In the Publican's Purse, welter weight for age, Nancy was defeated by Rein deer, being in receipt of nearly two stone from him,,the mile and a quarter beinghap- ] . pily accomplished in 2 min. 33 sees, j - but in the. Xedron Park. Handicap, directly after wa^s, ]N"ancy gave Reindeer 3 lbs., w;ast ..; bandy .with hipi all the and beat him quite^easily. r ., J wasglad to hear that Mr. Jordan had^ a fai...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 6 January 1883
;s.;;>-"?v- ...;,&lt; ,v, ^ 2 _ '??.' ' ;" _'"' 3 .; ir-i'.'V. -In misery ahfe «&tand fannied- At length hei* father got a " ^rir« " H« clad himself ia ta^gy klack ,;' rij! r f r nHer mdtherwa«hedthejdmds ?: Td say that he had istruck it, s looked fiuitelikeagTiy, -j ? if:": Aad^iwlfird «ti?lier>fromTtun6 to time': ; Andv*ry»owi he turned up ' Hiswife bought liiJl the leud«»tihiaga . v;5 u > ; Across the steaming suds* The windlass and the bucket. That caught her cultured eye. ' v >i! eakWhfre/£er daughter All old friends frora the 3tyw«$ were cut; ?; " Aiid «aily learned her letters- All those most prized before The next thing that she learned was Were scornM by the jumped up cads The way to snub her betters. And coolly shown the door!
CHAPTER I. THE FIRST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 6 January 1883
CHAPTER I. THE FIRST TWENTY-FOUB HOUES. "What dreadful thoughts assail the man who for the time hears the clanging* of the iron gates which force upon the conviction, if he has not already realised it, that he is a prisoner of the law. From the moment of his arrest he may have partially seen the effects of past folly, but directly he is handed over W the gaol authorities all those thoughts which have tormented him crowd round him like evil spirits with renewed force, with distracting clearness and with an intensity that defies the imperfect representation of p«ny effort of the pen. Possibly the wretched prisoner may have had some time for reflection before he reaches the destination of his prison. He may have been arrested in the country and hawked about over hundreds of miles of country, the gazing stock of un - sympathetic crowds who are only more fortunate than fee is in not having been found out in some of those I daily acts of villainy which make the reputations of some " hones...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 6 January 1883
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The Barrel Organ. Sam in Townsville. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 6 January 1883
Sam in Towns ville. "it is principally for the purpose of knowing your wants, so that we may do the best for your requirements, that we pay a visit to this part of the colony." Vide Courier, December 28th, 1888. Our Northern visit, sing de song, Doodah, doodah; With a Western journey through the Continong, Doodah, doodah day! We're going to run all right, We're going out Blackall way; And we really hope for all our sak^s That the little1 spec will pay. De black and white raees sing de song, Doodah, doodah ,. De darkie labourer smells too strong; Doodah, doodah day &nbsp; ' I very much doubt if he'll wash, So you'd bettfer ta^e him away; I'll bet my money on the real white mofa Sir Thomas will bet on de bay. De Coolie Immigration Act, sing de song, Doodah, doodah; And de Devonshire Coolies from Ceylon, Doodah, doodah day i In case the niggers won't wash, A licking the only way; / Just take my tip; and go in hig licks As they do in South Amerikay. .De Transcontinental, sing de...
PROPOSAL VII. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
AtaiidBMAXBBtnLondon,- who waft asked by his friends to ieU ilifeWf in rhyme 'How he proposed marriage. He gave the following des cription: It was on a moonlight evening That Mary Anne and I Were studying the little stars That dot the waned sky. Sajs I to Mary Anne, In melting tones, says I, " Fve one request to make of you - Refuse it and I die. I've nothing but a cobbler's shop, And trifling earnings, too, But be my wife for all your life And I'll share it all with you."
VI.—PERKINS'S PROPOSAL. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
VI.-PERKINS'S FBOPOSJLL. PERKINS fell desperately in love with Mademoiselle Oherubino, the celebrated danseuse at a large theatre. Night after night he went to see heir, and afterwards waited at the stage door, in the hope that he might have a chance to speak to hfcr. One night it was raining terribly hard. There were no cabs to be had, and Mdlle. Oherubino appeared at 'the stage door by herself, without umbrella. Perkins seized tSie golden opportunity, and offered to sharp his umbrella. ^The offer was accepted, and they ira^ce^r cgt. \ Nef$fig her house, Oherubino said-^ .? " Now you must leave me~I a.19.at fy)ine." " Never," said Perkins, " unijil l havetold you of my loye.: Mademoiselle,, I love youfondly-passion ately. Night alter night I go to tlte tl^ea.tre» an£$he ' foment you appear the. whole pla$e is transformed into a paradise, and when ,ypu leave. thestagejt seems to me that darkness comes over the.,«ntpe building. Mademoiselle, I adore you~I cannot live without you. Bef...
PROPOSAL V. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
PBOPOSAL V. . , ; Thb ceremony of marriage among the KaUnacks is performed on horseback. A girl is &st moontjed, who ricles off at ifall speed. Her lover jp>uj*i|^sher. If he overtakesher she becomes his] wife,, and the marriage is consummated oil $he spot. , Bpt £t pometiqxes happens that the woman does notwant to marry the person by whom she is pursued. In tliid caae stye jtHll not suffer him to overtake her. We are assured that no instance occurs pf a Kalmuck girl being thus caught unless she has a .jpartialifiy for the pnrsuer.
PROPOSAL IV. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
^BOPOSAIi IV. In Finland it was the cuBfcomfor a young womaft to wear, suspended at her girdle, the sheath of a knife* as a sign that she was single atid 'deBired a , husband. Any young man who was enamoured of her obtained aknife in the shape of the sheath, and slipped it into the latter article slyly. If she'kept the knife thd sign was favourable, and on the converse..
PPOPOSAL III. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
PPOPOSAX> HI, AipSavolaxa; when a man. felt an attachment for a woman, he. septsome aged; datae to, inform herofthe fact, and tomake her a present. The oldwoihandte charged hear errand &lt;afc the fime when the datasal was retiring to rest, and whilst she .was undressing she was told of her lover's suit, heard his praises* and received his gifts. If she merely gave hack the presents it was considered tobe a refusal, though,not an ahfiiolnte and final one. If, however,, she unloosed her iroist-gmlle and dropped the gi^. between her under-gavment and her body, her refusal was cpn siderecl to he positive. If she kept the pledge of her suitor's l&ve, she was engaged to him.
PROPOSAL XIX. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
PROPOSAL XIX. THE following mode of proposing was actually adopted' in Newcastle last year: The young man wan alone with the young lady he wanted to marry. He locked the door, pulled a re volver from his coat pocket, and pointing it at her breast said ; " I've been told you said you'll never marry me. &lt;Gto down on your knees and swear that you'll be my wife, or I'll discharge this at you and then shoot my self." The; young lady was too frightened to disobey, and not only so, but she afterwards married the miscreant, from fear of lijeing shot.
HOW NOT TO FORWARD LIBERAL PRINCIPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
HOW NOT TO FOEWAHD LIBERAL PRINCIPLES. Mr. BUTLEDGE has spoken. At Cooktown he uuburthened his soul, and M'll wraith sleeps in peace. The thunders of the great lawyer have proved as harmless as they were stagey. He played to the gallery, but, so far as we know, he did not bring it down to his own level. As he is member for Enoggera, it was quite.useless for him to tell the Cooktown people that he was not upon an election tour. But it is very hard to see how even Mr. Butledge could talk such nonsense as he did. He seeais to have thought that what he said was argument, and sound argument because he said it. % Because he chooses to think that M'llwraith is -a mem ber of the Transcontinental Syndicate is reason neither for the truth of the statement, nor for libelling the Premier. Upon the platform com mon sense, to say nothing of common honesty, should limit a speaker to facts, or to argu ments that he can prove. But when he left the language of abuse, and entered upon the great questi...
II.—A. MILITARY PROPOSAL. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
II.-* A. MIXXTABT PBOPOSAL. .; Sweet. Amy eai&lt;i, witli pleading eyec> " Dear Charley, tellme, will you ? The word I've heard your captain Bay: I should so like to drill you." " What, Amy, pet, you take command ? Well, Amy, I'm quite willing; In such a company as yours ^ I &lt;»n't have too much drilling. " Stand over there, and sing out clear, Like this-' Squad1 stand at ease-.!'" " Oh, Charles, you'll wake papa upstairs 1 J . . Don't shout like that, now, please" *' I stand at ease, like this, you see; /And'theii, I scarce need mention, The next command you'll have to give . Is, 'Now, then, squad; attention !' " Now, A#iy, smartly after me^-, . . ; . You're srce that itdon't borejpu . ; , I * Forward! Quick March! Halt! Front! Eight Dress!' . _ ; i There, now, I'm close before you. ' :; i - " Now, say, * Salute your officer' j " Oh, Charles, for shame! How can yon P V I thought that you were at some trick, j ' Yon horrid cheating man, you." Charles " ordered a...
The Barrel Organ. "We're out on the Job." [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 13 January 1883
re out on the Job. To be sung in unison by Messrs. Griffith, Dickson, Riitlcdge, and Brookes. Our policy's so very, weak. Our party's goneto smash, And so that flash Sir Tlioinas has Tried hard to cut a dash He's made a spurious peerage, Each aristocrat's a snob, And we want another Premier, So we're out on the job.. CHOBTJS. We're all on the job, all on the job, . ' The good time is coming and we all feel so jolly; For we're all on the job, all on the job, Mac, Perkins, Archer, must be sacked, So we're all on the job.. Now, Queenslanders, uprouse yourselves, And show you're all true blue; Keep Queensland for Queenslanders, And try and keep us too j The Kanakas and the Coolies Are a very shady mob, But we should like to find some work So we're out on the job. CHOBTTS. We so much want a job, a nice easy job, It's very long in coming, and we don't feel quite so jolly j Do find us a job, a very little job, Oh! anything but trashing, we do not like that job. That Land Grant Railway we'l...