An Anthology of Australian Verse

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Author: Various

Middleton’s Rouseabout

Tall and freckled and sandy,
Face of a country lout;
This was the picture of Andy,
Middleton’s Rouseabout.

Type of a coming nation,
In the land of cattle and sheep,
Worked on Middleton’s station,
"Pound a week and his keep."

On Middleton’s wide dominions
Plied the stockwhip and shears;
Hadn’t any opinions,
Hadn’t any "idears".

Swiftly the years went over,
Liquor and drought prevailed;
Middleton went as a drover,
After his station had failed.

Type of a careless nation,
Men who are soon played out,
Middleton was: — and his station
Was bought by the Rouseabout.

Flourishing beard and sandy,
Tall and robust and stout;
This is the picture of Andy,
Middleton’s Rouseabout.

Now on his own dominions
Works with his overseers;
Hasn’t any opinions,
Hasn’t any "idears".

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Chicago: Various, "Middleton’s Rouseabout," An Anthology of Australian Verse, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in An Anthology of Australian Verse (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIE7BTZWUI8NM3W.

MLA: Various. "Middleton’s Rouseabout." An Anthology of Australian Verse, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in An Anthology of Australian Verse, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIE7BTZWUI8NM3W.

Harvard: Various, 'Middleton’s Rouseabout' in An Anthology of Australian Verse, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, An Anthology of Australian Verse, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIE7BTZWUI8NM3W.