A Passing Rhyme single work   poetry   "Men of the sword have won their way to power,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1856 1856
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  • Appeared in the Empire in 1856 without the author's name indicated.
  • Author's note from Murmurs of the Stream: 'These lines were written in the middle of 1856, on the completion of that political monstrosity, the Donaldson Cabinet, by the appointment of Mr. Thomas Holt to the Treasury - a gentleman entirely unknown to political life, remarkable for his crude opinions and his infirmities of temper, but possessing no single qualification for the successful conduct of public affairs.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Empire 1 August 1856 Z1728299 1856 newspaper issue 1856 pg. 5
  • 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. 3-4
  • Appears in:
    y Fragmentary Thoughts Henry Parkes , Sydney : Samuel E. Lees , 1889 Z386474 1889 selected work poetry Sydney : Samuel E. Lees , 1889 pg. 3-4
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