To Henry Parkes, on Reading His Sonnet single work   poetry   ""Who would not be a Poet?" - thus I read"
  • Author: Charles Harpur
First known date: 1847 Issue Details: First known date: 1847... 1847 To Henry Parkes, on Reading His Sonnet
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  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1847 onwards. For further details, see The Poems of Charles Harpur in Manuscript in the Mitchell Library and in Publication in the Nineteenth Century: An Analytical Finding List by Elizabeth Holt and Elizabeth Perkins (Canberra: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, 2002).

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Alternative title: Rhymes to Henry Parkes, on Reading His Sonnet Beginning - "Who Would Not Be a Poet?"
First line of verse: ""Who would not be a Poet?" Thus I read"
71 lines
  • Appears in:
    y The Empire no. 2125 28 October 1857 Z1875590 1857 newspaper issue 1857 pg. 6
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur Charles Harpur , Elizabeth Perkins (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z459555 1984 selected work poetry satire 'This collection represents one version of almost every poem written by Charles Harpur, with the omission of some translations and paraphrases. The verse drama, "Stalwart the Bushranger", and the fragments of the dramatic poem "King Saul" are not included. ... The collection is edited from Harpur's manuscript poems held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, and from printed copies in colonial newspapers when no manuscript version existed.' (Preface) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 pg. 340-343
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