[My Literary Friend] [illustration, Verses Popular and Humorous]

[Editor: This illustration, drawn by Frank P. Mahony, was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900. Henry Lawson is pictured in the foreground, with his “literary friend” reading and smoking in the background.]

[My Literary Friend]

Henry Lawson, Verses Popular and Humorous C697h

Once I wrote a little poem which I thought was very fine,
And I showed the printer’s copy to a critic friend of mine,
First he praised the thing a little
. . . . . . . . .”
page 125.

Henry Lawson. Verses Popular and Humorous, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1900, page xvi

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