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THE SONG OF THE WESTERN MEN.
A GOOD sword and a trusty hand !
A merry heart and true!
What Cornish lads can do.
And have they fixed the when and where ?
And shall Trelawney 1 die?
Will know the reason why!
Out spake their captain brave and bold,
A merry wight was he:
We'll set Trelawney free!
“We'll cross the Tamar, land to land,
The Severn is no stay,
And who shall bid us nay?
“ And when we come to London Wall,
A pleasant sight to view
Here's men as good as you !
“Trelawney, he's in keep and hold,
Trelawney, he may die;
R. S. Hawker.
A LARGE tribe of natives, called the White Cockatoo men, happened to pay the settlement a visit while we were there. These men, as well as those of the tribe belonging to King George's Sound, being tempted by the offer of some tubs of rice and sugar, were persuaded to hold a "corrobery," or great dancing-party. As soon as it grew dark, small fires were lighted, and the men commenced their toilet, which consisted in painting themselves white in spots and lines. As soon as all was ready, large fires were kept blazing, round which the women and children were collected as spectators; the Cockatoo and King George's men formed two distinct parties, and generally danced in answer to each other. The dancing consisted in their running either sideways or in Indian file into an open space, and stamping the ground with great force as they marched together. Their heavy footsteps were accompanied by a kind of grunt, by beating their clubs and spears together, and by various other