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The Bush Fire single work   poetry   "'Tis nine o'Clock - to bed! cried Egremont,"
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harpur-charles
Issue Details: First known date: 1851... 1851 The Bush Fire
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Notes

  • A poem in two numbered parts.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Argus 31 March 1851 Z1857080 1851 newspaper issue 1851 pg. 4
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Bushrangers, a Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems Charles Harpur , Sydney : W. R. Piddington , 1853 Z100447 1853 selected work poetry drama Sydney : W. R. Piddington , 1853 pg. 72-75
  • 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. 173-180
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 61-67

Works about this Work

Sense and Nonsense J. J. Healy , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and the Aborigine in Australia 1770- 1975 1989; (p. 91-112)
Charles Harpur's 'The Bush Fire' and 'A Storm in the Mountain' : Sublimity, Cognition and Faith Michael Ackland , 1983 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 43 no. 4 1983; (p. 439-474)
Ackland examines the relationships between nature and mind and between human and supernatural elements in these two poems, arguing that the elements of sublime verse found there are indices of an attempt to connect Edmund Burke's aesthetic of terror with broader moral and national issues.
Sense and Nonsense J. J. Healy , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and the Aborigine in Australia 1770- 1975 1989; (p. 91-112)
Charles Harpur's 'The Bush Fire' and 'A Storm in the Mountain' : Sublimity, Cognition and Faith Michael Ackland , 1983 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 43 no. 4 1983; (p. 439-474)
Ackland examines the relationships between nature and mind and between human and supernatural elements in these two poems, arguing that the elements of sublime verse found there are indices of an attempt to connect Edmund Burke's aesthetic of terror with broader moral and national issues.
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