Lost in the Flood single work   poetry   "When God drave the useless waters"
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1863 1863
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  • One of the late floods. A friend writes : - 'After the river had fallen to the level of its banks we read the morning service, and offered up "The Prayer for Fine Weather". The mother of the late - was present, and her strange silence nearly set us all crying...Once she turned a wild face round and muttered - "O, my God, how can I pray with those drowning eyes upon me wherever I look!" ' - accompanying note in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 18 May 1863 Z1759836 1863 newspaper issue 1863 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle 4 July 1863 Z1772984 1863 newspaper issue 1863 pg. 1
  • 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. 286-287
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