Adam Lindsay Gordon

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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 your own.
    • "Finis Exoptatus (A metaphysical Song)" (24 November 1866), Fytte 8 of Ye Wearie Wayfarer: Hys Ballad in Eight Fyttes, as published in Sea Spray and Smoke Drift (1867).
    • Variant: Many quoters, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1919), have "in our own" instead of "in your own".

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