To - single work   poetry   "Ah! often do I wait and watch,"
Alternative title: To Charles Harpur
  • Author: Henry Kendall
Issue Details: First known date: 1863 1863
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  • 'It would be possible to collect, from newspaper files and MSS. in the hands of Kendall's relatives and friends, a body of poetic work probably as large as that included in the current edition of his poems - less valuable than we have, but much of it hardly less interesting. This characteristic piece was contributed to the Empire.' - accompanying note, the Bulletin, 26 May, 1900.
  • Note that Kendall wrote two different poems which came to be titled 'To Charles Harpur' (ie. an earlier work, first published in the Empire in September 1861, and this later poem, first published in the Sydney Morning Herald in May 1863.
  • According to Reed (1966), Kendall forwarded the MS of this poem to Charles Harpur.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 2 May 1863 Z1759778 1863 newspaper issue 1863 pg. 5
    Note: With title 'To -'
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 21 no. 1058 26 May 1900 Z608805 1900 periodical issue 1900 pg. 2 Section: The Red Page
    Note: With title 'To -'
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , Thomas Thornton Reed (editor), Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 Z571473 1966 selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 pg. 284-285
    Note: With title: 'To Charles Harpur'
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