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THE GLUGS OF GOSH

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THE SWANK

THE GLUGS

OF GOSH


By C.J. DENNIS


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Sydney. Angus & Robertson Ltd.

THE

GLUGS OF GOSH



BY

C. J. DENNIS


Author of "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke,"
"The Moods of Ginger Mick," "Doreen," etc.



With Illustrations by Hal Gye



SYDNEY

ANGUS & ROBERTSON LTD.

CASTLEREAGH STREET
1917

Printed by W. C. Penfold & Co. Ltd., 183 Pitt Street, Sydney
for
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.

Copyright in Canada and the United States of America.

Dramatic, Cinema and and all other Rights are reserved.


TO MY WIFE


CONTENTS
Page
I. THE GLUG QUEST
Follow the river and cross the ford ...

13

II. JOI, THE GLUG
The Glugs abide in a far, far land ...

21

III. THE STONES OF GOSH
Now, here is a tale of the Glugs of Gosh ...

27

IV. SYM, THE SON OF JOI
Now, Joi, the rebel, he had a son ...

35

V. THE GROWTH OF SYM
Now, Sym was a Glug; and 'tis mentioned so ...

43

VI. THE END OF JOI
They climbed the trees ... As was told before ...

51

VII. THE SWANKS OF GOSH
Come mourn with me for the land of Gosh ...

59

VIII. THE SEER
Somewhere or other, 'tis doubtful where ...

71

IX. THE RHYMES OF SYM
Nobody knew why it should be so ...

81

X. THE DEBATE
He was a Glug of simple charm ...

97

XI. OGS
It chanced one day, in the middle of May ...

109

XII. EMILY ANN
Government muddled, departments dazed ...

115

XIII. THE LITTLE RED DOG
The Glugs still live in the land of Gosh ...

125

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



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1938, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.