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A Prouder Man Than You - Poem by Henry Lawson

If you fancy that your people came of better stock than mine,
If you hint of higher breeding by a word or by a sign,
If you're proud because of fortune or the clever things you do --
Then I'll play no second fiddle: I'm a prouder man than you!

If you think that your profession has the more gentility,
And that you are condescending to be seen along with me;
If you notice that I'm shabby while your clothes are spruce and new --
You have only got to hint it: I'm a prouder man than you!

If you have a swell companion when you see me on the street,
And you think that I'm too common for your toney friend to meet,
So that I, in passing closely, fail to come within your view --
Then be blind to me for ever: I'm a prouder man than you!

If your character be blameless, if your outward past be clean,
While 'tis known my antecedents are not what they should have been,
Do not risk contamination, save your name whate'er you do --
`Birds o' feather fly together': I'm a prouder bird than you!

Keep your patronage for others! Gold and station cannot hide
Friendship that can laugh at fortune, friendship that can conquer pride!
Offer this as to an equal -- let me see that you are true,
And my wall of pride is shattered: I am not so proud as you!
Henry Lawson

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Yeh mojza bhi mohabbat kabhi dikhaye mujhe,
Ke sang tujh pe giray aur zakham aye mujhe,
Woh mera d

نکتہ چيں ہے، غم ِ دل اس کو سنائے نہ بنے
کيا بنے بات، جہا

apni hi rawani mein bahta nazar aata hai
ye shahr bulandi se dariya nazar aata hai
deta hai koi

Waqt<>Hai phir Na Aaunga,
Teri Aankhon Ko Ab Na Rulaunga,

Jeena Hai To Is Pal Ko Jee Lay,

Your late kind Gift let me restore;
For I must never wear it more.
My Mother cries, ``What's here

Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled,
Thy beauty's form in table of my heart,
My body

Rab rab karde budhe ho gaye, Mulla Pandat saray,
Rab da khooj khurra na Lubha, Sajde kar kar haare,

Thou who shalt stop, where Thames' translucent wave
Shines a broad Mirror thro' the shadowy Cave;

اب تو بیداد پہ بیداد کرے گی دنیا
ہم نہ ہوں گے تو ہمیں یا

Wabasta karen kis se hum apni Umeeden

Is door mai Har Shakhs wafa bhool gaya hai

Bandagi ka meri andaz juda hota hai,
Mera kaaba mere sajdon main chupa hota hai..

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one t

Us K Sath Juft Ho Jaun
Dua Mangi Hai Taaq Raton Me...

Many hoped
but no one found
Hari's heart.
Where do the senses rest?
Where do the Ram-chanters g

On Mirror Lake outspread for miles and miles,
The lotus lilies in full blossom teem.
In fifth mo

Toota to hoon magar abhi bikhraa nahin Faraz,
Mere badan pe jese shikaston ka jaal ho..

The census man,
The day he came round,
Wanted my name
To put it down.

I said, Johnson,
Alber

Aarzuu hai wafaa kare koi,
Jee na chaahe to kya kare koi,
Gr maraz ho davaa kare koi,
Marne wale

I heard an angel speak last night,
And he said 'Write!
Write a Nation's curse for me,
And send it

Is Dil me Salamat hy ab tak
Wo Shokhi-e-Lab wo Hraf-e-Wafa,

Wo Naqsh-e-Qadam wo Aks-e-Hina
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