Wordsworth single work   poetry   "Lofty in sentiment, but narrow yet,"
Is part of Poetical Studies or Rhymed Criticisms Charles Harpur 1984 sequence poetry
  • Author: Charles Harpur http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harpur-charles
Issue Details: First known date: 1845 1845
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  • Number one in the sequence Poetical Studies or Rhymed Criticisms as published in the Weekly Register.
  • Number twelve in the sequence Poetical Studies or Rhymed Criticisms as published in The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur.
  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1845 onwards. For further details, see The Poems of Charles Harpur in Manuscript in the Mitchell Library and in Publication in the Nineteenth Century: An Analytical Finding List by Elizabeth Holt and Elizabeth Perkins (Canberra: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, 2002).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature vol. 5 no. 114 27 September 1845 Z1676190 1845 newspaper issue 1845 pg. 149
    Note: Author note: When this was written the Author had not yet read the 'Excursion,' and therefore it is that no allusion is made to it. He has since read that great Poem with infinite delight, but, at the same time, to the further confirmation of the opinions expressed (or attempted to be expressed) in the opening passage of the above.
First line of verse: "Lofty and strenuous of sentiment,"
  • 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. 120-122
  • 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. 817-819
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