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  • Author:agent Q.
Issue Details: First known date: 1868... 1868 The Peripatetic Philosopher : No. 16
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Q. begins his column with the bold assertion: 'I am not a Fenian' before going on to 'say a few words regarding Fenians' in general (written in the light of Irishman Henry James O'Farrell's assassination attempt on H. R. H. Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh).

In the latter part of the column, Q. reflects on his 'recent accession to the ranks of authorship'. He is probably referring to the publication of his serialised novel Long Odds: A Novel, the first instalment of which appeared in the March 1868 issue of the Colonial Monthly.


  • Epigraph: 'Quidquid agunt homines, votum timor ira voluptas,/ Gaudia discursus, nostri farrago libelli [est].' – Juvenal

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    y separately published work icon The Australasian vol. 4 no. 103 (New Series) 21 March 1868 7832102 1868 newspaper issue 1868 pg. 369
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