A Coast View single work   poetry   "High 'mid the shelves of a grey Cliff, that yet"
  • Author: Charles Harpur http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harpur-charles
Issue Details: First known date: 1857 1857
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Notes

  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1857 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

Alternative title: Coast Scenery
First line of verse: "High 'mid the shelves of a grey cliff; that yet"
Notes:
Comprises 90 lines.
  • Appears in:
    y The Empire no. 1942 28 March 1857 Z1732319 1857 newspaper issue 1857 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1907 Z407025 1907 anthology poetry A selection of published and previously unpublished verse 'representative of the best short poems written by Australians or inspired by Australian scenery and conditions of life, - "Australian" in this connection being used to include New Zealand.' (Introduction, p. vii) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1907 pg. 4-5
  • Appears in:
    y The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse Bertram Stevens (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1909 Z59189 1909 anthology poetry humour Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1909 pg. 2-3
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Colonial Poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 Z363730 1982 anthology poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 pg. 152
  • 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. 260-263
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 18-20

Works about this Work

Charles Harpur for a New Generation Michael Ackland , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 28 no. 6 1984; (p. 65-71)
Charles Harpur for a New Generation Michael Ackland , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 28 no. 6 1984; (p. 65-71)
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