[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