Finality single work   poetry   "A heavy and desolate sense of Life"
  • Author: Charles Harpur
Composed: Jerrys Plains, Jerrys Plains - Warkworth - Mount Thorley area, Singleton area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
Issue Details: First known date: 1847 1847
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  • 'Displays scorn for earthly things.' - Webby

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First line of verse: "A load-like desolate sense of Life"
  • Appears in:
    y The Atlas vol. 3 no. 143 21 August 1847 Z1599736 1847 newspaper issue 1847 pg. 405
    Note: With first line: A load-like desolate sense of Life
  • Appears in:
    y The Bushrangers, a Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems Charles Harpur , Sydney : W. R. Piddington , 1853 Z100447 1853 selected work poetry drama Sydney : W. R. Piddington , 1853 pg. 111-112
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur Charles Harpur , Elizabeth Perkins (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z459555 1984 selected 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 pg. 700-702
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