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Is part of Australian Lyrics Charles Harpur 1842- series - author poetry
  • Author: Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1842 1842
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  • Appears in:
    y Australasian Chronicle vol. 4 no. 475 22 November 1842 Z632490 1842 newspaper issue 1842 pg. 1

    No. 6 in the Australian Lyrics author series.

    Author's note: Note.--The plan of the above lyric was suggested by the old Scotch song with the first line of which it opens, but further than this line, and the terms laddie and lassie, the author has borrowed nothing (save the form), as may be seen by comparing the two pieces. A very imperfect copy of it found its way into a collection of songs published by Jones, of Bridge- street, some years ago, without any acknowledgment of the author. - C. H.

  • 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. 765-766
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australian Love Poems Jennifer Strauss (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1993 Z203381 1993 anthology poetry war literature satire humour romance Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1993 pg. 1
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