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Victoria University College Carnival, 1914

Farewell to David K

Farewell to David K.

"To be great is to be misunderstood" —Emerson.

Air: "Thuringian Polk Song (Australian Students' Song Book, page 274.)

By "Candida."

Softly the bagpipes play
Some sentimental lay;
Listen, dear David K.,
They play for you.
Hark, how the heathen rage!
Facts rule this iron age,
Fancy is off the stage,
And so adieu.

Heed not the empty blast
Puffed out by shrill von Haast,
We know that pearls are cast
Oft in the sties.
If you had been a clown,
Or like MacMillan Brown,
You might have won renown
Great in his eyes.

If, like the men who preach,
You had but stooped to teach
Stuff that could easily reach
Children of one:
If you had sold your soul,
So that your Honours' roll
Always had topped the poll,
You would have done.

Stout would have stroked your fur,
Haast would have made you purr,
Maths! Ah, but what of her?
Has she no due?
Now let them hire a hack
Who will have all you lack;
But ere you take the track,
Here's ours to you!

"A thing of custom; 'tis no other."


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