Let us lay aside every weight, and run with patience the race that is set before us. — Heb. xii. 1.


Come all young men and maidens, do bad company forsake,
If tongue can tell our overthrow, it would make your heart to ache;
You girls, I pray, be ruled by me, your wicked ways give o’er,
For fear, like us, you spend your days upon Van Diemen’s shore.

Miss Sarah Collins
Lament 19th century Australian Poem.


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