The Bulletin Reciter: A Collection of Verses for Recitation From “The Bulletin” (1880-1901) [1901]

[Editor: This collection of poems was edited by A.G. Stephens and published by The Bulletin Newspaper Company in 1901.]


Front cover of the 15th edition (undated), c1901

Front cover of the 15th edition (undated), c1901

The Bulletin Reciter

A Collection of Verses for Recitation from “The Bulletin” [1880-1901]

The Bulletin Library
Publication notes
Prefatory
List of illustrations

List of Recitations.
The Billiard-Marker’s Yarn . . . . . Edmund Fisher
Spell Oh ! . . . . . W. E. Carew
Off the Grass . . . . . Will H. Ogilvie
The Brumby’s Death . . . . . Ethel Mills
That Day at Boiling Downs . . . . . Jack Mathieu
The Bellbird Rang Her Home . . . . . Randolph Bedford
Out Back . . . . . P. P. Quinn
After the Flood . . . . . Dora Wilcox
A Stranger at the U . . . . . J. Crawford
Sinking . . . . . “Bendee
The Whirligig of Time . . . . . T. H. Ord
Sold-Up . . . . . C. H. Souter
A Legend of the Dargo . . . . . W. Long
In the Face of the Dead . . . . . Ethel Castilla
The Man with Rubber Pedals . . . . . “Mc G.
In the Dead-Letter Office . . . . . R. Stewart
How M’Dougal Topped the Score . . . . . Thos. E. Spencer
Marian’s Child . . . . . “J. S. Neilson
The Man Who Told You So . . . . . “Styx
A Sea Tragedy . . . . . F. Rollett
The Silence of Mullock Creek . . . . . Edward Dyson
When Mother Calls to Dinner . . . . . “Uloola
M’Ginty’s Happy Thought . . . . . E. J. Dempsey
A Song of Gold . . . . . Dora Wilcox
The Woman of the Future . . . . . “P. Luftig
Stokin’ . . . . . “Quilp N.
Where Are My Dollars Gone ? . . . . . “P. Luftig
Wattle Flat . . . . . Cecil Poole
Wing Fat . . . . . “Alone
The Woman Speaks . . . . . Ambrose Pratt
Consolation . . . . . L. R. Macleod
At the Diggings Store . . . . . R. A. F.
Bucked Off Its Brand . . . . . R. A. F.
The Price of a Kiss . . . . . Elise Espinasse
Mick Dooley’s Pants . . . . . G. Essex Evans
The Ballad of Stuttering Jim . . . . . Samuel Chall White
Life’s Paradoxes . . . . . “P. Luftig
When Dacey Rode the Mule . . . . . “The B.
The How-We-Beat-the-Favourite Affliction . . . . . N. M. O’Donnell
Gig Fours . . . . . “Mc G.
Don’t Let the Moth Get In . . . . . T. A. Wilson
The Winner of the Squatters’ Cup . . . . . Frank Bellman
The Three Roads . . . . . Victor J. Daley
Christmas Belle . . . . . “John Carew
My Mate Bill . . . . . G. H. Gibson
What the Bottle Said . . . . . E. J. Brady
A German Lament . . . . . “Bendee
The Anarchist . . . . . Arthur H. Adams
The Fall of Patrick Dooley . . . . . E. J. Dempsey
The Jester of the Damned . . . . . J. H. Greene
The Hairy Man of Koorawatha . . . . . “Tom Freeman
A Big “Bust” . . . . . Edward Dyson
A Tight Corner . . . . . C. H. Souter
The Road to Wyoming . . . . . Evelyn Threlfall
Jim Jamieson, of Tringabar . . . . . “Pan
The Mallee Fire . . . . . C. H. Souter
Among the Palms . . . . . “Hesketh
Dreams and Deeds . . . . . E. J. Dempsey
Boko . . . . . “Curlew
“Dunno !” . . . . . Bernard Espinasse
The Fat Man and the War . . . . . “Magnet
The Shoe . . . . . J. M. L.
The Cocky’s Handy Man . . . . . Ben Sun
Bashful Gleeson . . . . . Edward Dyson
Skeeta . . . . . Barcroft Boake
The Currency Lass . . . . . Roderic Quinn
The Confidential Jockey . . . . . Francis Kenna
How We Won the Ribbon . . . . . Will H. Ogilvie
A Twisted Idyl . . . . . Frank Morton
The Tugs of Simpsonville . . . . . W. T. Goodge
The Sick Cab-Rider . . . . . Edmund Fisher
Tambaroora . . . . . “Bendee
Father Riley’s Horse . . . . . A. B. Paterson
O’Toole and M’Sharry . . . . . Thomas E. Spencer
Faces in the Street . . . . . Henry Lawson
The Bush Missionary . . . . . W. T. Goodge
The Last Bullet . . . . . John Farrell
The Honeymoon Train . . . . . A. G. Stephens
The Murder-Night . . . . . Hugh McCrae
A Scotch Night . . . . . Will H. Ogilvie

List of writers

Sydney, MCMII
The Bulletin Newspaper Company, Limited, Publishers



Source:
A.G. Stephens (editor), The Bulletin Reciter: A Collection of Verses for Recitation from “The Bulletin” [1880-1901], Sydney: The Bulletin Newspaper Company, 1902 [first published 1901]

Editor’s notes:
1) A. G. Stephens is listed as being the editor of this book, and several others in “The Bulletin Library”, in The Bulletin Reciter on page i.

2) The “List of Recitations” (the list of contents) appears in the The Bulletin Reciter on pages ix-xii.

3) The Bulletin Reciter was released just prior to Christmas in 1901. It was advertised in The Age (Melbourne) on 14 December 1901 (page 4). There was also a brief mention in The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate of the Dubbo Mechanics’ Institute having received The Bulletin Reciter in December 1901 [see: “Dubbo Mechanics’ Institute”, The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (Dubbo, NSW), 21 December 1901, page 2].

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