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Is part of A Garland of Wild Flowers Charles Harpur , 1858 series - author poetry
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1845... 1845 The Lost Voice
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'On a dead loved one.' (Webby)


  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1845 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).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Song
First line of verse: "A Voice forever sweet and low"
22 lines.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature vol. 4 no. 83 22 February 1845 Z1668211 1845 newspaper issue 1845 pg. 90

    With title: Song

    Epigraph: Out of the day and night / A joy has taken flight. - Shelly (sic)

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Empire no. 2,185 6 January 1858 Z1735954 1858 newspaper issue 1858 pg. 5

    No. 5 in the series 'A Garland of Flowers'.

    With first line: A Voice forever sweet and low

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 372
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