A Rum Effect [12 March 1803]

[Editor: This was the first poem published in Australia. It appeared in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 12 March 1803.] A Rum Effect “My wife’s so very bad” cry’d Phill — “I fear she’ll never hold it,” “She KEEPS her bed” “Mine’s worse” said Will — “The Jade this morning SOLD it.” […]