Song : Beauty's Eyes single work   poetry   "We'll drain the bowl to Beauty's eyes,"
  • Author: Henry Kendall
Issue Details: First known date: 1860 1860
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  • This poem appeared in the Empire in April 1860 with the author's name indicated as 'J. Kendall'. It is unclear whether this was due to a typographical error. Reed (1966) speculates that the poem might perhaps have been the work of Kendall's younger sister Jane, then 16 years of age. Reed also indicates that a cutting of the poem appears in Kendall's scrap-book, with a correction made in line 16. This tends to suggest that the poem was written by Henry Kendall.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Empire 26 April 1860 Z1756218 1860 newspaper issue 1860 pg. 3
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , Thomas Thornton Reed (editor), Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 Z571473 1966 selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 pg. 266-267
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