The Devil and the Governor : A Dramatic Sketch single work   drama   satire   - One scene.
Issue Details: First known date: 1845 1845
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Notes

  • Drama in poetry form.
  • Scene: An office. Governor discovered seated at a writing table. Devil advances.
  • 'Devil predicts civil rebellion - Gipps decides to deaprt while he may.' - Webby
  • 'A pencil note in the Mitchell Library copy identifies the author as William Forster.' - Webby
  • This work appeared in the Empire in 1858 following a brief introductory item titled 'Mr Forster as a Poet'. At the time Forster was an occasional columnist for the Empire, and by then it was evidently common knowledge amongst Sydney literati that he was the author 'Sylvanus'. According to the Empire, by 1858 Forster didn't possess a copy of the work, stating that its source was the Atlas of 17 May, 1845.

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Works about this Work

William Forster : The Genius and the Ghost Vincent O'Sullivan , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Unsparing Scourge : Australian Satirical Texts 1845-1860 1988; (p. 57-69)
Mr. Forster as a Poet 1858 single work column
— Appears in: The Empire , 16 August 1858; (p. 4)
Mr. Forster as a Poet 1858 single work column
— Appears in: The Empire , 16 August 1858; (p. 4)
William Forster : The Genius and the Ghost Vincent O'Sullivan , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Unsparing Scourge : Australian Satirical Texts 1845-1860 1988; (p. 57-69)
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