8.0045 Q: Quote Source (1/20)

Tue, 31 May 1994 20:44:34 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0045. Tuesday, 31 May 1994.

Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 08:50:19 +1000
From: sussex@lingua.cltr.uq.oz.au (Prof. Roly Sussex)
Subject: Request to identify a quotation

I have lost the source (author, title) of a poem of which I can barely
remember a fragment. I need this information for a good linguistic purpose.
Can anyone please help to identify who wrote the poem of which the
following are (roughly) the last four lines?

But as for you, my language fails,
Go out and govern New South Wales.
[?at this the peer....] and died,
And gracious! How Lord Lundey cried!

I thought it might be G.K. Chesterton or Hillaire Belloc, but a quick
scan of their collected works hasn't turned up anything.

Replies to me personally, please.

Roly Sussex
Centre for Language Teaching and Research
The University of Queensland