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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945

A Dainty Dissertation on a Social Situation

A Dainty Dissertation on a Social Situation

Some, seeking solace, waste their substance on
Liquids not designed to improve health,
And, with the pleasure and the price both gone,
With aching heads bemoan their vanished wealth.
Practices such as these are frowned upon
By those who show for self and pocket preference;
These, knowing the firmness of the ground upon
Which they stand, to "drink" make slighting reference.

I will not let such trifling questions worry
My mind, when there are higher things to be
Considered; I'll away, because I see
The time is half-past five, and I must hurry,
Lest closing-time creep on and should face
Locked doors when I at last am at the place.

Thos. Cockroft.

The D.Sc. lectured for hours,
Without impediment,
But mop my brow, I don't know how
Just what the element.