Song single work   poetry   "Ah! the solace in the sitting,"
  • Author: Henry Kendall
Issue Details: First known date: 1866 1866
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  • First published in the Empire in April 1866 titled 'Song'.
  • Note that Kendall wrote two different poems which came to be known by the title 'Sitting by the Fire' (both of which appeared in different versions). The later poem, which appears in Leaves from Australian Forests (1869), is a different work to the earlier one that appears in Poems and Songs (1862).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Empire 3 April 1866 Z1763775 1866 newspaper issue 1866 pg. 5
    Note: The fifth verse of the April 1866 Empire version reads: 'In this green glen - O my brother/Sitting by the fire -/I could hide my face and sleep now,/Far from those who laugh and weep now -/Far away from any other,/'Neath yon mountain-spire:/Even in the glen - my brother/Sitting by the fire.'
Alternative title: Song : Sitting By the Fire
  • Appears in:
    y The Australasian vol. 4 no. 114 (New Series) 6 June 1868 Z1763787 1868 newspaper issue 1868 pg. 711
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