The Little Mendicant [poem, 9 July 1809]

[Editor: A poem published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 9 July 1809.] Poetry. (Received from an unknown Hand.) The Little Mendicant. — Original. I’m a poor Orphan Boy, two years short of thirteen, And am friendless beside, more’s the pity:— Tho’ tender my years such fell hardships I’ve seen, As would […]

A Strange Mistake [poem, 17 September 1809]

[Editor: A poem published in The Sydney Gazette, 17 September 1809.] A Strange Mistake. At a Warehouse in Sydney, if true be the Tale, A little square Looking-glass, pendant for sale, A Damsel’s fair countenance chanc’d to oppose; — Her lips were two rubies — her bloom was the rose. In (just at the moment), […]