The Scamper of Life single work   poetry   "Avast, ye restless things! where are you all thus running to?"
  • Author: Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1845 1845
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  • 'Ironical view of many busy people who will soon die.' (Webby)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature vol. 5 no. 111 6 September 1845 Z1675109 1845 newspaper issue 1845 pg. 111
    • This version has eight three line stanzas and 24 lines in total.
    • Written as: C. H.
    • Epigraph: All run / they know not whither - in a chaise and one. - Pope
Editor's note: Republished with additions.
Last amended 17 Mar 2010
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