A Rum Effect [12 March 1803]

[Editor: This was the first poem published in Australia. It appeared in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 12 March 1803.]

A Rum Effect

“My wife’s so very bad” cry’d Phill —
“I fear she’ll never hold it,”
“She KEEPS her bed” “Mine’s worse” said Will —
“The Jade this morning SOLD it.”



Source:
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Sydney, NSW), 12 March 1803, p. 4

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