1. Sir Henry. 1815–96, Australian journalist and politician born in England, five times premier of New South Wales, advocate of free trade and Federation, and a founder of the public education system
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  • Parkes, who was nearest to the door, started and looked over his shoulder.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • "We shall have a gloomy report to send in to-morrow, Parkes," said the elder.

  • "I will not be tormented with these requests, Parkes," said he, peremptorily.

  • "I shall have to speak to Parkes about this engine," I said.

    Mud and Khaki

    Vernon Bartlett

  • I believe Mr. Parkes would be a gentleman even if he had twins.

    The Annals of Ann

    Kate Trimble Sharber