Posted by Murrisk on May 15, 2001 at 19:00:30:
In Reply to: "A Platinum member of the board" posted by Butch on May 15, 2001 at 09:45:52:
Around the Boree Log was written by an Australian priest and you are correct, the first mention was by Que in connection with a recitation called the "trimmins of the rosary" which was/is in the book (see the exchanges between Que and Jean on an earlier page). "The lady that kissed him and pinched his poke was the lady thats known as Lou" - this is the last line of the "Shooting of Dan McGrew" by Robert Service. Service wrote many poems which were very popular pieces in Castlebar and elsewhere including "The Cremation of Sam McGee". Service worked in Skagway during the Yukon gold rush in the late 1800's and apparently wrote his poems without ever going over the Chilcoot Pass into the Canadian Yukon Territory. His poems captured the majesty of the Canadian north and the harshness and humour of the mining camps. Service did well financially from his poetry and retired to either Cannes or Nice where he died in the 1950's or 1960's.
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