I had started in a hole, I ought really to have refused the invitation; then we all went to the Melbourne Cup, and I had the certain winner that didn't win, and that's not the only way you can play the fool in Melbourne.
'I'll get you the name of the branch he's been promoted to, for I think I heard they'd moved him up one already.' And the next day he brought me the name of the township of Yea, some fifty miles north of Melbourne; but, with the vagueness which characterized all his information, he was unable to say whether I should find my relative there or not.
Especially was this the case in the days when the wooden clippers did finely to land you in Sydney or in Melbourne
under the four full months.
Company, which runs from Ceylon to Sydney, touching at King George's Point and Melbourne
Some of them were more fair to see than the others; many were (to put it mildly) somewhat over-masted; all were expected to make good passages; and of all that line of ships, whose rigging made a thick, enormous network against the sky, whose brasses flashed almost as far as the eye of the policeman at the gates could reach, there was hardly one that knew of any other port amongst all the ports on the wide earth but London and Sydney, or London and Melbourne
, or London and Adelaide, perhaps with Hobart Town added for those of smaller tonnage.
The pretty Miss Mansfield has already received the congratulatory visits on her approaching marriage with a young Englishman, John Melbourne
He was to leave the vessel at Melbourne
, bid a polite good-bye to the captain, and go off at once to the gold-fields.
At half past a policeman held up his hand and stopped the taxi, to the driver's great astonishment, as he was driving slowly across Melbourne
"See here, you son of an imported Malaga jackass," he said between his teeth, "I'd have you know that I'm related on my mother's side to Carbine, winner of the Melbourne
Cup, and where I come from we aren't accustomed to being ridden over roughshod by any parrot-mouthed, pig-headed mule in a pop-gun pea-shooter battery.
Back to Australia, another time charter and general merchandise picked up at Sydney, Melbourne
, and Adelaide, and carried on to Mauritius, Lourenco Marques, Durban, Algoa Bay, and Cape Town.
I had been six years at sea, but had only seen Melbourne
and Sydney, very good places, charming places in their way--but Bankok!
"One day a gold convoy came down from Ballarat to Melbourne
, and we lay in wait for it and attacked it.