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Stick to it now
though your hearts should break,
But Australians in 1886 were less demanding, and in retrospect the imagination, the daring and the knowledge of racing embodied in A Dream of the Melbourne Cup make it a remarkable creation for a beginner.
The Banjo's next poem was The Mylora Elopement, the first of several dealing with a man who neglects a girl for his horses. A valuable station horse has run off to join an outlaw band led by an earlier runaway, Bowneck. McGrath, the boss of the station, rides off determined to drive the wild herd into the yard. That gives a station hand, Jim the Ringer, a chance to be alone with McGrath's daughter Amelia Jane. Jim reasons that McGrath's horse Sambo will not be quite good enough to run down Bowneck. He and Jane can easily escape the old man, for Sambo will be spent on McGrath's return home. They elope.
shines on figures twain
But at a turn in the road they meet McGrath. "What's up?" he asks. "Why, running away, of course," Jim says. The old man says he is beat and Sambo is exhausted. But the mob of wild horses is just over the next hill. "Will you go and leave the mob behind?" he asks Jim.
you do? Take the girl away:
There is no dispute about it. Jim replied,
"We can holt
some other day, of course.
Jim and McGrath ride off into the hills.
Two distant specks
on the mountainside,