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. ;, (By CHAS. W. PUKNELL.) Sonorous herald of the hours that pass, Recorder of Old Time, With voice and hand recalling, day by day — And with thy mellow cEime— The nations progress through six long de- . cades, y , Its deeds and march elaie, ' Like the proud sun, fulfilling on its way, A destiny sublinie. Thou art -the- symbol of a people's joy, Their- pride at being .great, An emblem of the past, and days to : come, When England's waxing fate Shall make her old achievements seem but dim ; ■ V A Titan's- crude essays, That, strongly nurtured, yield in fruitful' . bloom . : . A full and perfect State. ' A tribute, thou, to one -whose honoured name Keceives the -world's applause, . A- Sovereign' wise, regardful not to break The nations. ancient -laws, , And year by. year, - with sympathetic soul,' ' And zeal that knows no pause, . - Guiding herself in such wise as to make Her own her people's cause. About thy tower the city's murmnr sounds, A human buzz, O clock!. While up and. down. the busy, crowded street, Like- waves upon the rock, The human foam laps slowly to and fro As faithful thou dost chant The ceaseless march of Time's effacing feet That mankind's labours mock. An omon * steadfast, 'neath the Austral sky, Qf future yet in s^ore For this new land t whose rich arid morning bloom' 1 Expanding nJore and more Presages happy years of full renown And bounteous wealth galore, While round. Zealandia's shores shall boom The sea's tumultuous roar.

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THE JUBILEE CLOCK, CHRISTCHURCH., Star, Issue 6496, 27 May 1899

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THE JUBILEE CLOCK, CHRISTCHURCH. Star, Issue 6496, 27 May 1899