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.
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