Max Pacella
Investment Analyst
Wholesale Investments
23 Jul, 2021

Welcome back to our weekend reading,

The view out any office window in Sydney is quite grim at the moment, desolate streets where only the trams trundle along like particularly elongated wildebeests. With this thought in mind on Thursday, I thought to make a parody of Shelly’s “Ozymandias”, till I remembered one of the newsletters Jesse, Mike and I subscribe to already did that.

But did you know that there is a second “Ozymandias”, written at the same time, by Horace Smith as a friendly competition with Shelly? So, now there’s no risk of being a hack, here goes:

In Sydney’s concrete silence, all alone
Plays a television, whose picture shows,
A southern premier, mask to his nose –
“I am great ANDREWS”, saith the Dan,
“The King of Kings, my mighty City shows,
The wonders of lockdown” – The City’s gone –
Naught but artisan coffee left to disclose,
The site of this forgotten Babylon.

Sorry, Melbourne, but “Berejiklian” has too many syllables.

Let’s look back on the week.

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