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  • Author: Charles Harpur http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harpur-charles
Issue Details: First known date: 1853 1853
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Notes

  • Dedication : 'To H. D. Stenhouse, Esq., these poems are respectfully inscribed by one, who, though personally unacquainted with him, has learned to appreciate his character and talents'.
  • Parts of The Bushrangers were printed under the title 'The Tragedy of Donohoe' in the Sydney Monitor (February 1835). It was the first play written by an Australian-born author to be printed in Australia.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: W. R. Piddington , 1853 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Bushrangers, Charles Harpur , 1853 single work drama (p. 1-60)
The Creek of the Four Gravesi"I tell a Settler's tale of the old times,", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry (p. 63-70)
Lines Suggested by the Appearance of a Cometi"Thy purpose, heavenly Stranger, who may know", Charles Harpur , 1846 single work poetry To the Comet of 1843 (p. 70-71)
Note: With title: To the Comet of 1843
The Bush Firei"'Tis nine o'Clock - to bed! cried Egremont,", Charles Harpur , 1851 single work poetry (p. 72-75)
To an Echo on the Banks of the Hunteri"I hear thee, Echo; and I start to hear thee,", Charles Harpur , 1843 single work poetry (p. 76-77)
Ned Connor : A Tale of the Bushi"'Twas night - and where a watery sound", Charles Harpur , 1846 single work poetry Ned Connor (p. 81-86)
To -i"Long ere I knew thee - years of loveless days,", Charles Harpur , 1842 single work poetry (p. 87-88)
To the Mooni"With silent steps I watch thee steal", Charles Harpur , 1853 single work poetry (p. 88-91)
Memory's Genesisi"How few with Memory musing mute,", Charles Harpur , 1835 single work poetry (p. 91-92)
Poetryi"Rising and setting suns of Liberty -", Charles Harpur , 1853 single work poetry (p. 92)
The Vision of the Rocki"I sate upon a lonely peak,", Charles Harpur , 1842 single work poetry
'On the future freedom and prosperity of Australia.' (Webby)
(p. 93-95)
Sonneti"Most glorious is that firstling burst of light,", Stebii , 1837 single work poetry Morning (p. 96)
A Poet's Homei"Here in this lonely rill-engirdled spot,", Charles Harpur , 1842 single work poetry
'Quite good love poem.' (Webby)
(p. 96-100)
Note: Comprises 158 lines.
I Love Him Soi"I love Him so,", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry
'On God.' (Webby)
Virginal Love
(p. 101)
Note: With title: Virginal Love
Eva Grayi"Paler, paler, day by day,", Charles Harpur , 1853 single work poetry (p. 101-102)
To Maryi"Where Beauty is smiling", Charles Harpur , 1844 single work poetry (p. 102-103)
Emblemsi"A streamlet is a bright and beauteous creature", Charles Harpur , 1853 single work poetry (p. 103)
Dreams of the Belovedi"Her image haunts me. Lo! I muse at even,", Charles Harpur , 1853 single work poetry (p. 104)
Absencei"Nightly I watch the moon with silvery sheen", Charles Harpur , 1853 single work poetry (p. 104-105)
Doubtsi"O say, if into sudden storm", Charles Harpur , 1853 single work poetry The Enquiry (p. 105)
Note: With title: The Enquiry
* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: University of Sydney Library, Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Voice of the Native Oaki"Who hath laid him underneath", Charles Harpur , 1851 single work poetry (p. 100-101)
Yesi"My soul is raying like a star!", Charles Harpur , 1847 single work poetry (p. 103-104)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

y That Shining Band : A Study of Australian Colonial Verse Tradition Michael Ackland , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z463297 1994 single work criticism Rejecting the apparently common perception that Australia's national identity was first expressed in verse by the balladists of the 1890s, Ackland explores the thematic developments of early colonial poets, both men and women, whose place in Australia's literary history he believes to have been largely undervalued.
Plot and Counter-Plot in Charles Harpur's "The Bushrangers" Michael Ackland , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 8 1986; (p. 49-61)
Charles Harpur's Reputation 1853-1858 : The Years of Controversy Vijay C. Mishra , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 8 no. 4 1978; (p. 446-456)
Examines a dramatic change in the literary reputation of Charles Harpur and the responses to his work between 1853 and 1858, by which time he had become the centre of one of the major literary controversies of the period.
Untitled Daniel Henry Deniehy , 1853 single work review
— Appears in: The Empire , 22 April 1853; (p. 2191)

— Review of The Bushrangers, a Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems Charles Harpur 1853 selected work poetry drama
Untitled Daniel Henry Deniehy , 1853 single work review
— Appears in: The Empire , 22 April 1853; (p. 2191)

— Review of The Bushrangers, a Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems Charles Harpur 1853 selected work poetry drama
y That Shining Band : A Study of Australian Colonial Verse Tradition Michael Ackland , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z463297 1994 single work criticism Rejecting the apparently common perception that Australia's national identity was first expressed in verse by the balladists of the 1890s, Ackland explores the thematic developments of early colonial poets, both men and women, whose place in Australia's literary history he believes to have been largely undervalued.
Charles Harpur's Reputation 1853-1858 : The Years of Controversy Vijay C. Mishra , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 8 no. 4 1978; (p. 446-456)
Examines a dramatic change in the literary reputation of Charles Harpur and the responses to his work between 1853 and 1858, by which time he had become the centre of one of the major literary controversies of the period.
Plot and Counter-Plot in Charles Harpur's "The Bushrangers" Michael Ackland , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 8 1986; (p. 49-61)
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