Adam Lindsay Gordon

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Adam Lindsay Gordon - Melbourne monument

Adam Lindsay Gordon (October 19, 183324 June 1870) was an Australian poet, jockey and politician.


  • Life is mostly froth and bubble;
    Two things stand like stone:—
    Kindness in another’s trouble,
    Courage in our own.
    • "Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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