Prose Poetry single work   poetry   "On nerveless, tuneless lines how sadly"
Is part of Characteristics and Bits of Philosophy Charles Harpur 1857 series - author poetry
  • Author: Charles Harpur
First known date: 1856 Issue Details: First known date: 1856... 1856 Prose Poetry
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  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1856 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

First line of verse: "On pithless, tuneless lines how sadly"
Number VI in the author series 'Characteristics and Bits of Philosophy'.
Comprises 8 lines.
  • Appears in:
    y The Empire no. 2002 6 June 1857 Z1732710 1857 newspaper issue 1857 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y Bards in the Wilderness : Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920 Adrian Mitchell (editor), Brian Elliott (editor), Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 Z429552 1970 anthology poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 pg. 41
  • 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. 525
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