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Wit'i fe»r and doubt I set abont To write upon the Primacy, • A thing kb g<ave for jesting stave As any that m rhyme I eea. Yet eplte of crook, or b-.1l and book, And fulminatlons drastioal, I'll givo my view, and hopo it's new, On tb'ngs eoclps!a?t!o»). -. " How did it fall," they ask us all, " That matters took this thrilling torn, And, aa we sac, tho Primacy Adornß my Lord of Wellington ? ' My f neada, I cry, don't wonder why, Bab think upon e*ch candidate ; You'll see, I vouch, how Bishop H. Was destined for hiß splendid fate. First, Auckland grave, slas 1 don't shave, And like a grey barbarian, -. ' WJth bearded cheat aad hirsute breast, Proclaims himself a (b) Arlan ; Then, If you think, for half a wink, What syllables with Nevill rhyme, You couldn't mean, or wish, or dream Tne ohuroh should with the d— — 1 chime, ' The Synod vest just eyed the next, The modest lord of Waiapu; They cried his name, and, lo ! again It eohoed back as " Why ! ah ! pooh I" Why Nelson's swain made suit m vain I dwn'e to me inscrutable ; But ohurchmen said that, aa a head, That suitor wasn't suitable. ' ; So though they a%y the previous day Not one had dared to bet it or P.-cdioi it, wall, it then brfeh There stayed but one competitor* Anji though, m sooth, oar flippant yottth .Have named him "lldng skelington/ 1 The Primacy, thit office high Went quite «f • tght to Wellington, — ( O^nte.-bury Times.")

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THE PRIMACY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2103, 9 April 1889

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THE PRIMACY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2103, 9 April 1889

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