Glossary [for The Moods of Ginger Mick, by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This glossary by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Glossary GLOSSARY For use with “The Sentimental Bloke” and “Ginger Mick.” A.I.F. — Australian Imperial Forces. Alley, to toss in the. — To give up the ghost. Also ran, The. — On the turf, horses that fail to […]

Glossary [for Backblock Ballads and Other Verses, by C.J. Dennis]

[Editor: This glossary by C.J. Dennis was published in Backblock Ballads and Other Verses (1913).] Glossary. For the use of the thoroughly genteel. Ar, an exclamation expressive of surprise, sorrow, joy, contempt, pity, etc., according to the manner of utterance. Back Chat, impudent repartee. Barmy, mentally deficient. Barrack, to banter noisily; to shout vociferous insults […]

Glossary (part 2) [for The Eureka Stockade, by Raffaello Carboni]

The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni is full of terms and references that would be unfamiliar to the majority of modern readers; therefore, various words and phrases are listed here as an explanatory aid. To make this glossary more accessible, particulary in relation to foreign words and phrases, entries with initial articles are listed alphabetically […]

Glossary [for The Eureka Stockade, by Raffaello Carboni]

The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni is full of terms and references that would be unfamiliar to the majority of modern readers; therefore, various words and phrases are listed here as an explanatory aid. To make this glossary more accessible, particulary in relation to foreign words and phrases, entries with initial articles are listed alphabetically […]

A glossary for the poems of John O’Brien

This glossary has been compiled as an aid to readers of the poetry of John O’Brien. There are many older words and phrases in his poems, including quite a few of Irish origin, which may be unfamiliar to many readers. Some explanations have been taken from the books of John O’Brien [these are given in […]