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Sir Gilbert single work   poetry   "Sir Gilbert is a happy knight,"
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1855... 1855 Sir Gilbert
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  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1855 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

  • This version comprises 40 lines.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Empire no. 1545 21 December 1855 Z1665187 1855 newspaper issue 1855 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Moreton Bay Courier 23 February 1856 Z1665189 1856 newspaper issue 1856 pg. 4
Alternative title: Cora's Sire
First line of verse: "Sir Gilbert is a happy man,"
  • This version comprises 48 lines.
  • 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. 380-382
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