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Digger, A.
A Lyric for the Times
The Times: and General Mining, Mercantile, and Law Reporter, for Ballarat, Creswick, Bunniyong, Avoca and all the Western District.
Description of Work
From the Bendigo Advertiser
no. 54, Henry Seekamp (Editor and Sole Proprietor) [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Ballarat, 24 February, 1855, p. 2

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This poem was published in the Times but it was originally from the Bendigo Advertiser. The first verse is as follows:

"Breathas there a man whose servile breast
Is sunk in langour's fatal rest,
While o'er him, midst the gathering storm,
Oppression rears her hateful form,
Who, when her feet to earth would tread,
Those rights for which our fathers bled,
Hopes not, nor strives, to stay their fall,
But one by one resigns them all?"

"A. Digger" is presumably a pseudonym.

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