Poem: Respectfully Dedicated to Douglas B. W. Sladen, Esq. by W. J.

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Vain, Bard! And do you think to climb
The Parnassian mount sublime?
And mingle with the classic throng
In the poetic realms of song?    

If such your wish you'll ne'er attain
A place in that poetic train;
Such low'ring themes were never sung
By lofty heart or lofty tongue.            

Lay little bickerings aside,
Find something worthy to deride,
And you will find the effort made
By noble labour will be paid.

First published in The Australian Town and Country Journal, 9 June 1883

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