Why, to improve their prospects
in reality, though on shipboard they might say it was to
get rid of the 'governor,' or to get clear of an ugly wife,
and now that you are here are you to allow the Ballaarat
lawyers to fleece you of your hard earnings?
fond of yabber-yabber he would simply ask: are you fairly
represented by us? (Yes, yes.) If so then support us,
and if we do not represent you we will resign. Don't say
yes if you don't mean it, for I do not like yabber-yabber.
I beg to assert, that the above report is correct, as far as it goes. Some
five hundred diggers were present. Now for the perversion from the reporter
of 'The Argus', Melbourne, Tuesday, October 2.
"Carboni Raffaello, a foreigner [a foreign anarchist, if you please,
Mr. Editor], then spoke in his usual style [that is, sedition, revolution,
and rebellion, that's it], the principal (sic) points of his remarks being,
that while incarcerated in the Melbourne gaol [was it for common felony,
or high treason?] he was not supplied with snuff, though he had entreated
his learned counsel, Mr. J. H. Dunne, for sixpenny worth. He [Please,
Raffaello or Dunne? fine pair together] did not consider himself under
any obligation to the lawyers: he [but who? Dunne or Raffaello?] was not fond
Thus an honest man is brayed at by asses in this colony!
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