'Dedicated to Governor Gipps, in support of his opposition to the squatters.' (Webby)
Dedication: Dedicated to His Excellency Sir George Gipps, in testimony of the writer's belief in his having endeavoured throughout his administration, by wise and decided measures, to prevent (politically and morally) those evil influences which have tended in the greatest degree to produce that state of things which is deplored in the poem.
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Alternative title:Sonnet Dedicated to Sir George Gipps
yThe Poetical Works of Charles HarpurCharles Harpur,
Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1984Z4595551984selected work poetry satire 'This collection represents one version of almost every poem written by Charles Harpur, with the omission of some translations and paraphrases. The verse drama, "Stalwart the Bushranger", and the fragments of the dramatic poem "King Saul" are not included. ... The collection is edited from Harpur's manuscript poems held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, and from printed copies in colonial newspapers when no manuscript version existed.' (Preface)Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1984