Note that Kendall wrote two different poems that came to be known by the title 'Sitting by the Fire' (both of which appeared in different versions). This earlier poem, which appears in Poems and Songs, is a different work to the one that appears in Leaves from Australian Forests.
The expanded version of this poem appears to have been first published in Bell's Life in Sydney in December 1861, where it appeared with the original sub-title.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
Note: Appears in the second of a series of articles titled 'Australian Native-Born Poets'.
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected 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