Untitled single work   poetry   "The quality of revenge is not strain'd"
Issue Details: First known date: 1861 1861
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  • A poem in response to the massacre of the Wills party by Aborigines, which took place at Cullin-La-Ringo station (near present day Springsure), on 17 October, 1861. This work originally appeared in the Queensland Guardian on 6 November, 1861. It was also included in a letter protesting at calls for retribution which Rev. J.W.C. Drane sent to the Queensland Times. The Courier's source was the Queensland Times.

    The poem in part involves a parody on Portia's line from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice : 'The quality of mercy is not strain'd'.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Courier 14 November 1861 Z1676771 1861 newspaper issue 1861 pg. 5
Last amended 25 Mar 2010
  • Springsure, Injune - Springsure area, South West Queensland, Queensland,
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