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AN INQUIRY.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir, A circumstance the other day brought to my mind a reminiscence that may be of somewhat general interest. In the year 1852, in Hobson's Bay, on board the Mariposa, the following lines (quoted from memory) were the theme of conversation between three saloon passengers, Lord Robert Cecil (now the Marquis of Salisbury), a gentleman returning to flobart, and the writer. Neither of these could name the author of the lines ; and it was mutually agreed that whoever discovered the reference should publish the same iu one of the colonial newspapers. 'Twas said Sir Hilary utter'd thero Two words in form of prayer. Tho first was for the brave and prcud, Who see to-morrow's sun ; The second hath the cold and dewy shroud For those whose work is done. Can any of your readers give the author of the above lines ?—I am, etc , A.B. Dunedin, Augusc 27.

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AN INQUIRY., Evening Star, Issue 8000, 31 August 1889, Supplement

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AN INQUIRY. Evening Star, Issue 8000, 31 August 1889, Supplement

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