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"A Man of Business is one who becomes possessed of other people's money, without bringing himself under the power of the law. "

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"No man has the right to inflict the torture of bad wine upon his fellow-creatures. "

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"To each and all, bookmaker and spectator, to the rich squatter from the country, clerk from his bank or warehouse, or labourer from the field, the race for the Melbourne Cup was the central point of interest of the day."

MARCUS, CLARKE - On the Melbourne Cup 1867

"Some see no beauty in our trees without shade, our flowers without perfume, our birds who cannot fly, and our beasts who have not yet learned to walk on all fours. But the dweller in the wilderness acknowledges the subtle charm of this fantastic land of monstrosities. He becomes familiar with the beauty of loneliness. "

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"The hot wind, born amid the burning sand of the interior of the vast Australian continent, sweeps over the scorched and cracking plains, to lick up their streams and wither herbage in its path, until it meets the waters of the great south bay; but in its passage across the straits it is reft of its fire, and sinks, exhausted with its journey, at the feet of the terraced slopes of Launceston."

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