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AUSTRALIA.




AN

APPEAL

TO

T H E W O R L D

ON BEHALF OF THE

YOUNGER BRANCH

OF

THE FAMILY OF SHEM.



Ἐγὼ εἰς τουτ' ἐκβέβηκ' αλγηδόνος
ὥσθ ἀνἰα μ' υπῆλθε γῆ τε κοὐρανῷ
λίξαι, μολοῦσᾳν δεῦρο, Αὖστραλίας τύχας.
Εκλυον φωνῆν, ἔκλυον δὲ βοῆν·
εἴδον ἐπὶ παρῆἱοις σκοτεινοις
αὑτἠς τὰ δακρῦά.————

So greatly have Australia's sufferings
Moved me, that, impell'd by sorrow, I came here
To tell them, undismay'd, to earth and skies.
I heard the voice, I heard the loud lament;
I saw the tears upon her sable cheeks.

Ἀριστείδης.



SYDNEY:

PRINTED BY J.SPILSBURY, AND J McEACHERN,

LOWER GEORGE STREET.

1839.