acrostic poem was written by Daniel Daly whilst living at Curra
Siding (near Gympie) around 1885 to Mary Agnes Burgess who was
living at Kent Street in Maryborough. Mary accepted his proposal
- she couldn't refuse such romantism. The letter begining on each
line is the sequential first character from Daniel's name. They
were married on 18 October 1885 at St Mary's in Maryborough on
the central coast in Queensland, Australia. Both are buried at
Cemetery in Brisbane, together with three of their children
Sophia (d:1961), Abinea (d: 1945) and Eileen (d:1962).
D earest receive this
fond, tho simple token,
sk not from me, of love a greater test,
ever will I change untiil life's thread is broken.
death I'll guard thee gentlest and best,
while I write this simple oft told tale,
ove seems to whisper, Hail my darling Hail.
you seem all purity possessing,
not dear one. Treasure of my life.
ovely and fair to me, a heaven sent blessing,
Grace and Beauty, say you'll be my wife.