y Songs from the Mountains selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1880 1880
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Notes

  • Author's note: Several poems in this collection have already appeared in the columns of the Sydney Mail ... I am also under obligations to the Proprietors of the Town and Country Journal. (Verso of half-title page.)
  • The original 1880 edition of Songs from the Mountains contained the poem 'The Song of Ninian Melville', (pp. 144-152). The publisher William Maddock, believing the political satire to be possibly libellous, suppressed the edition after some 250 copies had been distributed. The satire was excised and replaced by the poem 'Christmas Creek'. The book reappeared in January 1881.
  • 'Jack Lockley told me that, as a message-boy at Maddock's, he personally delivered to subscribers about one hundred copies of the book before word came to the shop that [Ninian] Melville was about to launch legal proceedings... Jack was promptly sent out to retrace his steps and retreive the delivered copies. He told me he did manage to collect all but perhaps half a dozen; one copy - like most other such rarities - is now in the Mitchell Library.' (James Tyrrell. Old Books, Old Friends, Old Sydney. p.74).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
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William Maddock , Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington , 1880 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dedication : To a Mountaini"To thee, O father of the stately peaks", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry (p. 3-7)
Mary Riversi"Path beside the silver waters flashing in October's sun -", Henry Kendall , 1879 single work poetry (p. 8-12)
Kingsboroughi"A waving of hats and of hands,", Henry Kendall , 1876 single work poetry (p. 13-19)
Beyond Kergueleni"Down in the South, by the waste without sail on it-", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry (p. 20-24)
Ode to a Black Gini"The gloved and jewelled bards who sing", Henry Kendall , 1877 single work poetry (p. 25-32)
Note: With title: 'Black Lizzie'
Hy-Brasili"'Daughter,' said the ancient father, pausing by the evening sea,", Henry Kendall , 1879 single work poetry (p. 33-37)
Jim the Splitteri"The bard who would sing about Wollombi Jim", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry satire humour (p. 38-43)
Note: With first line: 'The bard who is singing of Wollombi Jim'
Moonii"Ah! to be by Mooni now,", Henry Kendall , 1875 single work poetry (p. 44-50)
Note: With subtitle: 'Mooni : Written in the Shadow of 1872'
Pytheasi"Gaul, whose keel in far dim ages ploughed wan widths of polar sea-", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry (p. 51-57)
Bill the Bullock Driveri"The leaders of millions - the lords of the lands", Henry Kendall , 1876 single work poetry (p. 58-63)
Cooranbeani"Years fifty, and seven to boot, have smitten the children of men", Henry Kendall , 1879 single work poetry (p. 64-69)
Untitledi"When underneath the brown dead grass", 'The Meddler' , 1880 single work poetry humour (p. 70-72)
Note: With title: 'When underneath the Brown Dead Grass'
The Voice in the Native Oaki"Twelve years ago, when I could face", Henry Kendall , 1874 single work poetry (p. 73-79)
Note: With title: 'The Voice in the Wild Oak : Written in the Shadow of 1872'
Billy Vickersi"No song is this of leaf and bird", 'The Meddler' , 1880 single work poetry humour (p. 80-86)
Persiai"I am writing this song at a close", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry (p. 87-91)
Lilithi"Strange is the song, and the soul that is singing", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry (p. 92-95)
Bobi"Singer of songs of the hills,", Henry Kendall , 1878 single work poetry (p. 96-103)
My Piccaninnyi"He has a name which can't be brought", Henry Kendall , 1880 single work poetry Peter the Piccaninny (p. 104-110)
Narrara Creek : Written in 1874i"From the rainy hill-heads where, in starts and in spasms,", Henry Kendall , 1878 single work poetry (p. 111-116)
Note: With title: 'Narrara Creek : Written in the Shadow of 1872'
In Memory of John Fairfaxi"Because this man fulfilled his days,", Henry Kendall , 1878 single work poetry (p. 117-121)
Note: With title: 'In Memory of John Fairfax : Written After Reading a Touching Poem by Mrs. Browning'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Henry Kendall Isidoro Castellanos Vega , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hontanar , February no. 95 2007; (p. 7-8)
Romantic Medievalism and Gothic Horror : Wordsworth, Tennyson, Kendall, and the Dilemmas of Antipodean Gothic Peter Otto , 2005-2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture 2006; (p. 19-40)
Peter Otto focuses 'on the ways in which Kendall uses the Gothic - Gothic medievalism and Gothic primitivism, in particular - to generate a sense of belonging in an alien locale and, often at the same time, a disabling awareness of alienation, violence and loss' (19-20).
y Henry Kendall : The Man and the Myths Michael Ackland , Carlton : Miegunyah Press , 1995 Z396499 1995 single work biography
y That Shining Band : A Study of Australian Colonial Verse Tradition Michael Ackland , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z463297 1994 single work criticism Rejecting the apparently common perception that Australia's national identity was first expressed in verse by the balladists of the 1890s, Ackland explores the thematic developments of early colonial poets, both men and women, whose place in Australia's literary history he believes to have been largely undervalued.
No Easy Age for Faith or Verse : "Songs from the Mountains" and Henry Kendall's Burden of Election Michael Ackland , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 385-404)
Publishing Practice and Poetic Reputation: The Case of Henry Kendall Michael Ackland , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter vol. 15 no. 1 1991; (p. 21-31)
Gordon, Kendall and Farrell : Some Literary Curiosities George Mackaness , 1950 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 11 no. 1 1950; (p. 48-52)
Henry Clarence Kendall E. Hamilton , 1889 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Sydney Quarterly Magazine , June 1889; (p. 99-114)
Henry Clarence Kendall Alexander Sutherland , 1882 single work biography
— Appears in: Melbourne Review , October vol. 7 no. 28 1882; (p. 388-410)
Untitled W. B. D. , 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Freeman's Journal , 22 January 1881; (p. 17-18) The Sydney Mail , 15 January vol. 31 no. 1071 1881; (p. 85) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 January 1881; (p. 6)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
Songs from the Mountains 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 15 January vol. 31 no. 1071 1881; (p. 85)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
'...Mr Kendall has acquired his full right to rank among true poets...It is because Australia is beginning to have its history and its traditions and because its inhabitants are crystallizing into communities and sections of communities, that poetry is deepening into the soil, and spreading out its leafy branches to the sun...'
Songs of the Mountains 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 January vol. 4 no. 52 1881; (p. 5)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
Literary Notices A. , 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 15 January vol. 23 no. 575 1881; (p. 122)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
Untitled W. B. D. , 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Freeman's Journal , 22 January 1881; (p. 17-18) The Sydney Mail , 15 January vol. 31 no. 1071 1881; (p. 85) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 January 1881; (p. 6)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
Songs from the Mountains 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 15 January vol. 31 no. 1071 1881; (p. 85)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
'...Mr Kendall has acquired his full right to rank among true poets...It is because Australia is beginning to have its history and its traditions and because its inhabitants are crystallizing into communities and sections of communities, that poetry is deepening into the soil, and spreading out its leafy branches to the sun...'
Songs of the Mountains 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 January vol. 4 no. 52 1881; (p. 5)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
Literary Notices A. , 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 15 January vol. 23 no. 575 1881; (p. 122)

— Review of Songs from the Mountains Henry Kendall 1880 selected work poetry
Henry Kendall Isidoro Castellanos Vega , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hontanar , February no. 95 2007; (p. 7-8)
Romantic Medievalism and Gothic Horror : Wordsworth, Tennyson, Kendall, and the Dilemmas of Antipodean Gothic Peter Otto , 2005-2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture 2006; (p. 19-40)
Peter Otto focuses 'on the ways in which Kendall uses the Gothic - Gothic medievalism and Gothic primitivism, in particular - to generate a sense of belonging in an alien locale and, often at the same time, a disabling awareness of alienation, violence and loss' (19-20).
No Easy Age for Faith or Verse : "Songs from the Mountains" and Henry Kendall's Burden of Election Michael Ackland , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 385-404)
Publishing Practice and Poetic Reputation: The Case of Henry Kendall Michael Ackland , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter vol. 15 no. 1 1991; (p. 21-31)
Henry Clarence Kendall Alexander Sutherland , 1882 single work biography
— Appears in: Melbourne Review , October vol. 7 no. 28 1882; (p. 388-410)
Gordon, Kendall and Farrell : Some Literary Curiosities George Mackaness , 1950 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 11 no. 1 1950; (p. 48-52)
Henry Clarence Kendall E. Hamilton , 1889 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Sydney Quarterly Magazine , June 1889; (p. 99-114)
y Henry Kendall : The Man and the Myths Michael Ackland , Carlton : Miegunyah Press , 1995 Z396499 1995 single work biography
y That Shining Band : A Study of Australian Colonial Verse Tradition Michael Ackland , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z463297 1994 single work criticism Rejecting the apparently common perception that Australia's national identity was first expressed in verse by the balladists of the 1890s, Ackland explores the thematic developments of early colonial poets, both men and women, whose place in Australia's literary history he believes to have been largely undervalued.
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