y An Anthology of Australian Verse anthology   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1907 1907
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A selection of published and previously unpublished verse 'representative of the best short poems written by Australians or inspired by Australian scenery and conditions of life, - "Australian" in this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)

Notes

  • Includes biographical information on the poets and notes on individual poems.
  • Poems by New Zealand poets not individually indexed.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1907 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction to An Anthology of Australian Verse, Bertram Stevens , 1907 single work criticism
Stevens' critical introduction describes the growth of Australian poetry. He traces it from the early days of European settlement - characterised by particular challenges to artistic culture -to a point where, by the turn of the twentieth century, Australia had become a 'vigorous, restless, democracy', with strong and distinctive new writings. He highlights three main periods : the early colonial period of works by W.C. Wentworth, Charles Harpur and Henry Parkes; the turbulent 'gold rush' years, of poets such as Kendall and Gordon; and the years after Kendall's death, in which Lawson and Paterson, among others, became widely loved for their realistic, enduring, and 'distinctively Australian' verse.
(p. xix-xxix)
From : 'Australasia'i"Celestial poesy! whose genial sway", William Charles Wentworth , 1907 extract poetry (p. 1-2)
Sonneti"She loves me! From her own bliss-breathing lips", Charles Harpur , 1907 single work poetry She Loves Me Love A Confession (p. 3)
Note: With title: Love
Wordsi"Words are deeds. The words we hear", Charles Harpur , 1907 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
A Coast Viewi"High 'mid the shelves of a grey Cliff, that yet", Charles Harpur , 1857 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
The Love in Her Eyes Lay Sleepingi"The love in her eyes lay sleeping,", William Forster , 1907 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Through Pleasant Pathsi"Through pleasant paths, through dainty ways,", James L. Michael , 1907 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Personalityi"A change! no, surely, not a change,", James L. Michael , 1858 single work poetry (p. 9-11)
Love in a Cottagei"A cottage small be mine, with porch", Daniel Henry Deniehy , 1847 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
A Song for the Nighti"O the Night, the Night, the solemn Night,", Daniel Henry Deniehy , 1895 single work poetry (p. 13-15)
Superstites Rosaei"The grass is green upon her grave,", Robert Richardson , 1907 single work poetry (p. 16)
Soul Ferryi"High and dry upon the shingle lies the fisher's boat to-night;", Richard Rowe , 1907 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
The Buried Chiefi"With speechless lips and solemn tread", Henry Parkes , 1889 single work poetry (p. 19)
Note: Author note: November 6th, 1886
Perditai"She is beautiful yet, with her wondrous hair,", Rolf Boldrewood , 1882-1883 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
A Dedicationi"They are rhymes rudely strung with intent less", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1870-1897 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Thora's Songi"We severed in Autumn early,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1867 single work poetry Frustra (p. 24-25)
The Sick Stockrideri"Hold hard, Ned! lift me down once more, and lay me in the shade,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1869 single work poetry (p. 25-29)
Prefatory Sonnets : IIi"So take these kindly, even though there be", Henry Kendall , 1869 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Prefatory Sonnets : Ii"I purposed once to take my pen and write", Henry Kendall , 1869 single work extract poetry (p. 30-31)
September in Australiai"Grey Winter hath gone, like a wearisome guest,", Henry Kendall , 1867 single work poetry (p. 31-33)

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      • Editor's note: 'Other than adding "Banjo" to the lines containing Paterson's name, the only noteworthy changes made to the text were in format, including standardizing the names and titles in the table of contents with those in the text; and in the "Notes" section, where references to page numbers have been replaced with the name of the poet and poem to which the notes refer. This anthology was first published in 1907.'

Works about this Work

The Australian Poets Alfred George Stephens , 1906 single work review
— Appears in: The Book Lover , 1 November vol. 9 no. 91 1906; (p. 121-122)

— Review of An Anthology of Australian Verse 1907 anthology poetry
An Australian Anthology 1906 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 24 October vol. 73 no. 1916 1906; (p. 43)

— Review of An Anthology of Australian Verse 1907 anthology poetry
The Australian Poets Alfred George Stephens , 1906 single work review
— Appears in: The Book Lover , 1 November vol. 9 no. 91 1906; (p. 121-122)

— Review of An Anthology of Australian Verse 1907 anthology poetry
An Australian Anthology 1906 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 24 October vol. 73 no. 1916 1906; (p. 43)

— Review of An Anthology of Australian Verse 1907 anthology poetry
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