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Is part of Poetical Studies or Rhymed Criticisms Charles Harpur , 1984 sequence poetry
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1857... 1857 Collins
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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

Author's note: * They were so far unappreciated by the public of his own days, as to drop all but still-born from the press ; and this result helped no doubt to fasten more deeplywithin him the strange malady whereof he died. At all events, it led him, in the bitterness of his spirit, to cancel all the copies of his book that remaind unsold, and even to buy back others for the purpose of destroying them.
Erratum published in the Empire (3 July 1857): 5: 'In some lines of mine on the poet Collins, published in the Empire of the 8th intant, for "sunlight" read surlight - that is, over or extraordinary light, the light of supreme genius. The prefix here is perfectly allowable, though perhaps never so used before, except by myself in the Tower of the Dream.' C. H.
A further 'Note' by Harpur on William Collins is separately indexed.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Empire no. 2003 8 June 1857 Z1732708 1857 newspaper issue 1857 pg. 5
Number eight in the sequence Poetical Studies or Rhymed Criticisms.
  • 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. 806
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 134
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