The Australasian printers' keepsake : a selection of tales, essays, sketches, and verse, illustrative of the craft in Australia / by Victorian compositors

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Melbourne : E. Fitzgerald, 1885
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AUSTRALASIAN PRINTERS’ KEEPSAKE. 5
CONTENTS. 7
PREFACE. 9
AUSTRALASIAN PRINTERS’ KEEPSAKE. 13
Eight Hours Anniversary. CORNUMANI FESTUM. XI. ID. APRILIS M.DCCC.LXXXIV. Doglatine Macaronice narratur. 21
Australian Grampians. AN EXPEDITION TO HALL’S GAP IN 1869. 24
GERMAN MUSE. (Translated from the German of Schiller.) 34
Legend of the Lonely Gully. 35
CATARRHAL SONNET—FOURTH OF JULY. 37
Pastoral from the Back-Blocks. KANGAROO and PLATYPUS. 38
Aberdeen Typographers. SKETCH OF THE CAREER OF HUGH MACKAY. 39
Mesologue, or Intermediate Address. RECITED BY T. L. WORK AT A PRINTERS’ DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT, 45
JOY OF SOLITUDE. 47
SONGS OF OTHER DAYS. [A Prize Poem of 1857.] 48
Unexpected Recognition. A PRINTER’S STORY OF OLD COLONIAL LIFE. 49
SONNET.—THE AURORA AUSTRALIS. 52
PRINTING PAST AND PRESENT. 53
Caxton’s Novitiate at Bruges. 54
PHANTOM PRINTERS. 58
COLONIAL TURNOVER. [A SKETCH FROM LIFE.] 59
Newcastle Printers. THE FAMOUS BARREL OF BEER EXPERIMENT. 61
Melbourne Matutinal Manifestations. [WRITTEN DURING THE SPELLING BEE MANIA OF 1875.] 69
Printers’ Proverbs in Australia. 71
LAST TAKE OF COPY. 76
Distributing the Type. A TRUE STORY OF THE QUEENSLAND FLOODS. 77
MODEL MASTER PRINTER. (Gem Portrait, after Romeo's Apothecary.) 80
Tackling “the Wallaby Track.” 82
Southern Cross. 89
“DOUBLE NARROW” ODE. 90
Mystical Half-Sheet of Twelves. 91
GRAMINEOUS SOLILOQUY. 94
“NE CEDE MALIS.” 95
Lost in Melbourne Streets. 96
PINE-TREE AND THE PALM. (From the German of Heine.) 98
March of Civilization. 99
An Early Preceptor of Julia Matthews. A STORY TOLD IN THE TRAIN. 101
EPITAPH ON AN ASTRONOMICAL PRINTER. 103
Scraps from My Doc.-Book. 104
Lyricus Medici. 106
Alarming Proof. AN UP-COUNTRY COMP.’S DEBUT IN MELBOURNE. 107
EULOGIUM ON THE HORSE. PARAPHRASED FROM THE LATIN OF BUCHANAN. 111
University of Quiensabe. EXAMINATION FOR DEGREES OF Y.Z. AND B.Q.L. 112
Printers’ Stratagem. A GLASGOW WRINKLE. 116
Melbourne Typographical Society’s Banner. 117
BY THE SHORE. 122
Roger’s Revenge. A BLOOD-CURDLING TALE OF HORROR. 123
Colonial Comp.’s History. 126
Story of a Blasted Career. 128
Printers’ Entertainment. PROLOGUE To an Entertainment in aid of the Distressed Printers' Fund, held in the Melbourne Athenaeum, April 14,1881. 131
EPILOGUE To the same Entertainment. 132
Testing the Alphabets. A PRINTER'S DIS.-HOUR YARN, BY THE RAMBLING SCOT. 133
ODE TO VICTORIA. THE VERITABLE “AUSTRALIA FELIX.” 140
Ascent of Mount Feathertop. NIGHT AND MORNING UPON THE RAZOR-BACK RIDGE. 141
Day beside the Red Bluff. SOCIAL CHAPEL AT THE HALF-MOON BAY. 149
AUST. TYP. JOUR. AN UNRHYMED DOUBLE-ACROSTICAL SONNET. 168
Comp. Correspondence Extraordinary. AN INTERCEPTED LETTER TO AN UP-COUNTRY PRINTER. 169
Australian Typographical Ana. 173
PALINDROMES. 179
Pinch of Odd Sorts. CHARADES. 179
ENIGMAS. 180

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