university professor, philologist, poet, mountaineer, botanist, writer, radio broadcaster
Arnold Wall (15 November 1869 – 29 March 1966) was a New Zealand university professor, philologist, poet, mountaineer, botanist, writer and radio broadcaster.
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- While the dull talk idly streams,
He sits upon the bank and dreams,
Till some careless word that's said
Finds a fellow in his head...
- Poem: "The Wit" In: A.E. Currie. New Zealand Verse, (1906), p. 198
- A time will come, a time will come,
(Though the world will never be quite the same),
When the people sit in the summer sun,
Watching, watching the beautiful game.
- Poem: A Time Will Come (1915); Cited in: John Arlott, Fred Trueman (1971) Arlott and Trueman on cricket. p. 173
- He is referring to cricket; later, "the beautiful game" was used to describe football.
- Arnold Wall poems at nzetc.victoria.ac.nz