The Australasian Printers' Keepsake; A Selection of Tales, Essays, Sketches, and Verse, Illustrative of the Craft in Australia

The Australasian Printers' Keepsake; A Selection of Tales, Essays, Sketches, and Verse, Illustrative of the Craft in Australia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...he himsel might quietly clear out, With stick and bodkin? Who would wear out boots, And groan and sweat for many a weary mile From his suburban den into the town, ' But that the dread of some one being " off" (Whose frame will have to be filled up that night), Which undiscovered burns in the mind Of the poor traveller, puzzles his will, And makes him rather give attendance Than fly to offices he knows not of? Hard-upness thus makes cowards of us all, And we remain inextricably jamm'd In that same lower-case of workmanship; And thus the native hue of rosy health Is dele'd swiftly, and transposed with care; And enterprising youth, prime pickers-up, Fixt in an everlasting grassy groove, Their brains will turn awry--their bodies, too, Like Fraser's ads., will fieetly disappear; Or drag for years a beery, boorish life, Swampt in the slough of imbecility! To Grass! Away! I will not think of it. My mind is now resolved. I'LL Gaass No MORE! ALBA. "NE CEDE MALIS." NAY, never droop nor hang thy head, As if bowed down by age; 'Tis but a passing cloud obscures The lustre of life's page! Stand boldly up, with head erect--It is the wisest plan-Nor fear a creature like thyself, A weak, dependent man. Yes, hopefully thy troubles bear, A dauntless front display: The darkest hour of night is that Before the dawn of day! Earth's losses cannot carry shame, Misfortune is no crime; Make thou an effort--thou wilt see A brighter, happier time! Life's trials are but instruments Our constancy to prove, ' To show our Father's care of us And His unceasing love. But thou must learn to school thyself; From duty's path ne'er stray: Forget not that the darkest hour Precedes...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861450
  • 9781236861450