The Double Looking Glass single work   poetry   "See how she strips her lily for the sun:"
  • Author: A. D. Hope http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hope-a-d
Issue Details: First known date: 1961 1961
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Notes

  • Based on the story of Susannah and the Elders in the Apocrypha.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Prospect vol. 4 no. 1 Paul Simpson (editor), Vincent Buckley (editor), 1961 Z644894 1961 periodical issue 1961 pg. 14-15
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Writing Today Charles Higham (editor), Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1968 Z285079 1968 anthology poetry short story Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1968 pg. 37-43
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems 1930-1965 A. D. Hope , New York (City) : Viking , 1966 Z244918 1966 selected work poetry satire humour Collected Poems 1930-1970 Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1972 pg. 167-173
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems A. D. Hope : Selected Poems A. D. Hope , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z370389 1973 selected work poetry This collection ... omits some of the longer pieces in my Collected poems 1930-1970 but brings the selection up to date by the inclusion of a number of poems written since then.' (Author's preface.) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1973 pg. 100-106
  • Appears in:
    y The Golden Apples of the Sun : Twentieth Century Australian Poetry Chris Wallace-Crabbe (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 Z62463 1980 anthology poetry Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 pg. 46-52
  • Appears in:
    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 169-174
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 96-100
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 96-100
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 84-89
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems A. D. Hope , David Brooks (editor), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z552438 1992 selected work poetry Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 pg. 80-86
  • Appears in:
    y A. D. Hope : Selected Poetry and Prose A. D. Hope , David Brooks (editor), Rushcutters Bay : Halstead Press , 2000 Z398744 2000 selected work poetry essay extract review (taught in 1 units) Rushcutters Bay : Halstead Press , 2000 pg. 59-64
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

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    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

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Works about this Work

Susannah Without the Cherub Kevin Hart , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 76-97)
'In Fragment A of "Jubilate Agno" (1758-63) Christopher Smart intones, "Let Susanna bless with the Butterfly - beauty hath wings, but chastity is the Cherub."

The allusion is to the history of Susannah and the elders, one of the Additions to the Book of Daniel - along with the Prayer of Azariah, and the story of Bel and the dragon - that enters the Christian Bible by way of the Septuagint and, more surely, Theodotion's translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek. In placing the story at the end of the book of Daniel, St Jerome allowed it into the Vulgate, the new Latin translation of the Bible. During the Reformation, however, Protestants relegated the story to the Apocrypha, although the Fathers of the Council of Trent in their fourth session (April 18, 1546) confirmed Jerome's judgment, declaring the whole of the Vulgate to be binding for the faithful.' (Author's abstract)
A.D. Hope, Nonconformist Philip Martin , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Popular Culture , Fall vol. 23 no. 2 1989; (p. 47-53)
A.D. Hope and the Poetry of Allusion Lyndy Abraham , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 9 no. 2 1979; (p. 167-178)
A.D. Hope's 'The Double Looking Glass' : A Reading R. F. Brissenden , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 6 no. 4 1974; (p. 339-351) The Double Looking Glass : New and Classic Essays on the Poetry of A.D. Hope 2000; (p. 94-108)

— Review of The Double Looking Glass A. D. Hope 1961 single work poetry
A.D. Hope's 'The Double Looking Glass' : A Reading R. F. Brissenden , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 6 no. 4 1974; (p. 339-351) The Double Looking Glass : New and Classic Essays on the Poetry of A.D. Hope 2000; (p. 94-108)

— Review of The Double Looking Glass A. D. Hope 1961 single work poetry
Susannah Without the Cherub Kevin Hart , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 76-97)
'In Fragment A of "Jubilate Agno" (1758-63) Christopher Smart intones, "Let Susanna bless with the Butterfly - beauty hath wings, but chastity is the Cherub."

The allusion is to the history of Susannah and the elders, one of the Additions to the Book of Daniel - along with the Prayer of Azariah, and the story of Bel and the dragon - that enters the Christian Bible by way of the Septuagint and, more surely, Theodotion's translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek. In placing the story at the end of the book of Daniel, St Jerome allowed it into the Vulgate, the new Latin translation of the Bible. During the Reformation, however, Protestants relegated the story to the Apocrypha, although the Fathers of the Council of Trent in their fourth session (April 18, 1546) confirmed Jerome's judgment, declaring the whole of the Vulgate to be binding for the faithful.' (Author's abstract)
A.D. Hope and the Poetry of Allusion Lyndy Abraham , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 9 no. 2 1979; (p. 167-178)
A.D. Hope, Nonconformist Philip Martin , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Popular Culture , Fall vol. 23 no. 2 1989; (p. 47-53)
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