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Issue Details: First known date: 1898... 1898 Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1958 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'Fair Girls and Gray Horses' : A Toasti"Fair Girls and Gray Horses! A toast for you", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Note: With title: Fair Girls and Gray Horses
Gold Tressesi"You stand at my knee, Gold Tresses,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 3-4)
A Broken Webi"A spider floated a silken thread", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 5)
The Township Lightsi"With laughter and love-spells and witch eyes of blue", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 6-7)
To a Misogynisti"You damn all women as wantons or worse", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 8)
When Horses are Saddled for Lovei"The saddle-slaves of Love are we", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Star and Stari"You have crossed my life with your fair, sweet face.", W.H.O. , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
To-Dayi"Hear me now! For Time is flying,", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 13)
His Gippsland Girli"Now, money was scarce and work was slack,", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Whisper Lowi"We have rowed together at even-fall", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 16)
A Tell-Tale Trysti"Oh! who was it saddled White Star, last night,", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
In Mulga Town : A Songi"We played at love in Mulga Town, -", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 19)
Note: With title: In Mulga Town
The Old Boati"The Old Boat lies in the sand and slime", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Love's Molochi"How long shall we hear the sobbing?", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Where the Brumbies Come to Wateri"There's a lonely grave half-hidden where the blue-grass droops above,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 24)
Good-Byei"Here, on the broken strings of Love's mute harp,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Gray Horses The Bridle-Tracki"The worship of Horse", Glenrowan , single work poetry (p. 27)
Note: With title: Gray Horses
From the Gulfi"Store cattle from Nelanjie! The mob goes feeding past,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
The Riding of the Rebeli"HE was the Red Creek overseer, a trusted man and true,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 30-33)
Four-in-Handi"O some prefer a single,", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 34-35)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Bulletin , 1898 .
      Printed by H. T. Dunn and Co
      Extent: vii,167, [1]p.p.
      Edition info: First ed. of one thousand.
      Reprinted: 1899 March 1899, 2000 copies.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: To my Friend, Hugh Gordon.
      • Consists of three parts: 'Fair Girls', 'Gray Horses' and 'Other Verses'.
      • Percival Serle's Bibliography of Australasian Poetry and Verse (1925) notes that there are three illustrations by George W. Lambert.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Bulletin , 1899 .
      Printed by William McLeod
      Extent: 210, [1]p.p.
      Reprinted: 1905 Serle (1925): 150 observes 'The date of Copyright on the reverse of the title-page of this edition (1889) is a misprint.'
      Note/s:
      • This November 1899 edition has twenty-five additional poems compared to the first edition of 1898. Six are in the section 'Fair Girls'; six in 'Gray Horses' and thirteen in 'Other Verses'.
      • Includes The Bulletin Newspaper Company Limited. 'Publications and Announcements.30 November, 1899.'
      • Dedication: To Hugh Gordon. For sake of the meet and the muster, The hunts on the oak-scrub and plain: For sake of the old days, whose lustre May never shine round us again: In mind of the head-rope and halter, The mount in the dawn and the dew, I lay my poor gift on the altar Of friendship, and pledge it to You! W.H.O.
      • Index to First Lines, pp.207-210, [1]p.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Bulletin , 1901 .
      Extent: 210, [1]p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Index to First Lines, pp.207-210, [1]p.
      • Includes The Bulletin Newspaper Company, Limited. 'Publications and Announcements. 1st January 1901.' ix-xviii.
      • Reprint of the November 1899 edition.
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Jack Pollard , 1974 .
      Extent: viii, 202p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Facsimile edition.
      ISBN: 0909950601

Works about this Work

The Intinerant Balladist John Meredith , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaker's Mate : Will Ogilvie in Australia 1996; (p. 9-102)
y separately published work icon Will H. Ogilvie: Balladist of Border and Bush George T. Ogilvie , Cumbria (County) : George T. Ogilvie , 1994 Z140462 1994 single work biography
The Scot Who Loved Our Horses Betty Roberts , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Hoofs and Horns , September 1993; (p. 30-31)
Our Last Great Bush Poet Heather Brown , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 22-23 August 1987;
Will Ogilive 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin (Christmas edition) , 10 December vol. 79 no. 4113 1958; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses Will H. Ogilvie , 1898 selected work poetry
Publications Received 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 5 November 1898; (p. 883)

— Review of Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses Will H. Ogilvie , 1898 selected work poetry ; The Scourge-Stick Rosa Praed , 1898 single work novel
The reviewer praises the poet, Ogilvie, and his 'charming' book of poems, but describes Praed's novel as having 'no plot'.
Publications Received 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 26 November 1898; (p. 1027)

— Review of Book of the Bush : Containing Many Truthful Sketches of the Early Colonial Life of Squatters, Whalers, Convicts, Diggers and Others Who Left Their Native Land and Never Returned George Dunderdale , 1870 selected work short story ; The Camp at Wandinong Ethel Turner , 1898 selected work children's fiction ; Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses Will H. Ogilvie , 1898 selected work poetry ; Below and on Top Edward Dyson , 1898 selected work short story
The reviewer writes that The Book of the Bush 'should be read by the young and the old'.
Publications Received 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 3 December 1898; (p. 1075)

— Review of Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses Will H. Ogilvie , 1898 selected work poetry ; Below and on Top Edward Dyson , 1898 selected work short story
The writer compares Ogilvie to Patterson and includes extracts from 'The Border Gate' and other poems in this review. Seven of the short stories in Below and on Top are given short descriptions within this very favourable review.
Books and Publications 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 19 November vol. 57 no. 1502 1898; (p. 51)

— Review of Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses Will H. Ogilvie , 1898 selected work poetry
The New Ogilvie Roderic Quinn , 1899 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 March vol. 20 no. 996 1899; (p. 2)

— Review of Fair Girls and Gray Horses : With Other Verses Will H. Ogilvie , 1898 selected work poetry
Untitled Victor J. Daley , 1898 single work criticism review
— Appears in: The Bulletin (Xmas edition) , 10 December vol. 19 no. 982 1898; (p. 2)
y separately published work icon Modern Australian Literature, 1900-1923 Nettie Palmer , Melbourne : Lothian , 1924 Z120440 1924 single work criticism
y separately published work icon Will H. Ogilvie: Balladist of Border and Bush George T. Ogilvie , Cumbria (County) : George T. Ogilvie , 1994 Z140462 1994 single work biography
Author and Publisher : The Interesting Case of W.H. Ogilvie and the Bulletin Company Alfred George Stephens , 1907 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 4 April 1907; (p. 6)
The Scot Who Loved Our Horses Betty Roberts , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Hoofs and Horns , September 1993; (p. 30-31)
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