[Editor: An untitled poem printed in “Dryblower” Murphy’s “Verse and Worse” column. Published in The West Australian Sunday Times, 26 May 1901.]
[Like All Possessing Royal Blood]
Royal visit item: “It has been decided that no good could be confidently expected from the proposed inspection by the Duke and Duchess of the Mundaring Weir. In July, the visiting month, rain is extremely prevalent in that neighborhood, and the outing might turn out a wet and miserably wasted day.”
Like all possessing Royal blood
The Ducal pair have fears of cramp,
And have no love for mire and mud,
And seek no picnics cold and damp.
That being so, it’s ten to one,
Disgusted with their sorry plight,
No sooner would they sight the dam
Than privately THEY’D D——N THE SITE.
The West Australian Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 26 May 1901, p. 4
d——n = damned