[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] “Once I wrote a little poem which I thought was very fine, And I showed the printer’s copy to […]

[The Lights of Cobb and Co.] [illustration, Verses Popular and Humorous]

[Editor: This illustration, drawn by Frank P. Mahony, was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] [The Lights of Cobb and Co.] “A hundred miles shall see to-night the lights of Cobb and Co.!” Source: Henry Lawson. Verses Popular and Humorous, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1900, page iii (title page)

[Portrait of the Author] [illustration, Verses Popular and Humorous]

[Editor: This illustration of Henry Lawson, drawn by Frank P. Mahony, was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] [Portrait of the Author] Source: Henry Lawson. Verses Popular and Humorous, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1900, page ii (opposite title page)

But What’s the Use [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] But What’s the Use But what’s the use of writing ‘bush’ — Though editors demand it — For city folk, and farming folk, Can never understand it. They’re blind to what the bushman sees The best with eyes shut tightest, Out […]

The Grog-an’-Grumble Steeplechase [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] The Grog-an’-Grumble Steeplechase ’Twixt the coastline and the border lay the town of Grog-an’-Grumble In the days before the bushman was a dull ’n’ heartless drudge, An’ they say the local meeting was a drunken rough-and-tumble, Which was ended pretty often […]