Poetry and Prose single work   poetry   "What is the true difference 'twixt Prose and Rhyme,"
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 http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harpur-charles
First known date: 1856 Issue Details: First known date: 1856... 1856 Poetry and Prose
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit


  • 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: "What is the true difference"
No. XV in the author series 'Rhymed Aphorisms and Bits of Philosophy'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Empire no. 2028 8 July 1857 Z628444 1857 newspaper issue 1857 pg. 3
No. CXXIX 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. 570
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Poetry to 1920 John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 Z1908582 2007 anthology poetry column prose Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 pg. 135
Last amended 7 Jan 2013 11:08:16
    Powered by Trove