'Highly critical of John Dunmore Lang's efforts.' (Webby)
Editor's note (at head of poem): We give insertion to the following lines to oblige a Contributor. We have not perused the collection of Poems alluded to in them; and we are therefore unable to pronounce an opinion upon their merits. For ought we know they may be very harshly treated herein.
At foot of poem: January 7, 1827.
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To the Editor of the Australian'An Onlooker',
1827single work correspondence — Appears in:
The Australian,24 January
1641827;(p. 3-4)'An Onlooker' defends the poetical merit of John Dunmore Lang's Aurora Australis : Or, Specimens of Sacred Poetry, for the Colonists of Australia against the accusations of previous correspondents to the Austrlaian.