My acknowledgments of the courtesy of the editors and proprietors of the newspapers in which most of these verses were first published are due and are gratefully discharged on the eve of my departure for England. Chief among them is the Sydney Bulletin; others are the Sydney Town and Country Journal, Freeman’s Journal, and Truth, and the New Zealand Mail.
A few new pieces are included in the collection.
Sydney, March 17th, 1900.
Henry Lawson. Verses Popular and Humorous, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1900, page v