The Glugs of Gosh
THE GLUGS OF GOSH
GLUGS OF GOSH
C. J. DENNIS
Author of "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke,"
"The Moods of Ginger Mick," "Doreen," etc.
With Illustrations by Hal Gye
ANGUS & ROBERTSON LTD.
Printed by W. C. Penfold & Co. Ltd., 183 Pitt Street, Sydney
Angus & Robertson Ltd.
London: The Oxford University Press
New York: John Lane Company
Toronto: S. B. Gundy
Of the verses here printed the following appeared originally in "The Bulletin." Sydney : Numbers I., II., III., VI., VII., .XI, and the "Second Rhyme of Sym." The remaining verses, are now published for the first time.
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TO MY WIFE
|I.||THE GLUG QUEST
|II.||JOI, THE GLUG
|III.||THE STONES OF GOSH
|IV.||SYM, THE SON OF JOI
|V.||THE GROWTH OF SYM
|VI.||THE END OF JOI
|VII.||THE SWANKS OF GOSH
|IX.||THE RHYMES OF SYM
|XIII.||THE LITTLE RED DOG
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
|THE SWANK (in colour) - -||Frontispiece|
|AS GLUG BLAMED GLUG -||Facing Page 38|
|"AND NOW," SAID THE TEACHER -||"||46|
|O'ER THE PROPHECY PORED -||"||72|
|QUOG TOOK THE CHAIR -||"||82|
|ON THE ROYAL DOOR-MAT -||"||115|
|TAKING THE AIR -||"||125|
LET him who is minded to meet with a Glug
Pluck three hardy hairs from a rabbit-skin rug;
Blow one to the South, and one to the West,
Then burn another and swallow the rest.
And who shall explain 'tis the talk of a fool,
He's a Glug! He's a Glug of the old Gosh school!
And he'll climb a tree, if the East wind blows,
In a casual way, just to show that he knows ...
Now, tickle his toes!
Oh, tickle his toes!
And don't blame me if you come to blows.
—Old Gosh Rhyme