SIR WALTER (Revised) by Harry ("Breaker") Morant

0 woman, in man's hour of ease
And plenty, how you strive to please!
To win his heart - and purse - you try
With ogle, whisper, smile, and sigh.

But when he's short of cash, you find, You change your tactics and your mind; And from a fellow lacking "oof" You deem it well to hold aloof -
Tip-tilt your nose and curve your lip, And let the impecunious R.I.P., To find some other, wealthier, new man: All this you do because - you're Woman.

First published in The Bulletin, 10 December 1892.

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