A Lay for the Times single work   poetry   "Call ye yourselves true English, of genuine blood and breed,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1853 1853
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit


  • Appeared in the Empire in December 1853 without the author's name indicated.
  • Author's note from Murmurs of the Stream: 'These verses were written in December, 1853, when a meeting was held in Sydney to originate a public testimonial to Mr. Deas Thomson, in consideration of his services as Colonial Secretary.' In the poem, Parkes savages Thomson, referring to him as 'the Caitiff who sold the people's rights'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Empire 7 December 1853 Z1723097 1853 newspaper issue 1853 pg. 3089
  • Appears in:
    y Murmurs of the Stream Henry Parkes , Sydney : James W. Waugh , 1857 Z817667 1857 selected work poetry Sydney : James W. Waugh , 1857 pg. 17-20
Last amended 29 Jun 2011
    Powered by Trove