The Merit of Sobriety single work   poetry   "To him whose nature craves not drink,"
Is part of Bits Charles Harpur 1860 series - author poetry Rhymed Aphorisms and Bits of Philosophy Charles Harpur 1857 series - author poetry
  • Author: Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1857... 1857 The Merit of Sobriety
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  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1857 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

No. XII in the author series 'Rhymed Aphorisms and Bits of Philosophy'.
No. VI in the author series 'Bits'.
  • 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. 515
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