[Proclaim it from the Steeple] [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 23 January 1921]

[Editor: A poem printed in “Dryblower” Murphy’s “Verse and Worse” column. Published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 23 January 1921.]

[Proclaim it from the steeple]

In a recent court case over East a boarding-house keeper refused to pay a housemaid’s wages on the ground that she was the means of several good boarders leaving.

“She used to lead them on and tease them,” said Boarding-house Keeper Bushell, “and so I lost them.”

Proclaim it from the steeple,
Bawl it out upon the breeze,
They were merely thirsty people
Who were sampling Bushell’s Tea-se.

The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 23 January 1921, p. 8

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