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These light-hearted verses describe the endeavours of a motley band of ‘gallants’ with dubious social origins, who jostle and vie for the hand of Lady Podophylline Musa Miggs, daughter of the Baron of Potts Point, in Sydney. These are but two of…

This poem is an example of the satirical verses published by The Bulletin to ridicule the perceived “opportunistic and self-serving” collaborative association between former political opponents (aka ‘rivals’), Sir Henry Parkes, and Sir John…