Composed: Hyde Park, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney,
Issue Details: First known date: 1845... 1845 Leichhardt's Grave : An Elegiac Ode on the Scarcely Doubtful Fate of the Amiable and Talented Naturalist, Leichhardt, Whose Life There is too Much Reason to Fear has been Sacrificed in the Cause of Science, Whilst Endeavouring to Effect an Overland Route to Port Essington
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The author hopes that the relics of his 'murder'd friend' may be found and fittingly buried by the search party.

Notes

  • This was a premature lament set to music, for Lynd's friend Ludwig Leichhardt, who was presumed to have died. On 25 March 1846, Leichhardt and members of his expedition returned to Sydney.
  • Author's note: Sydney Barracks, July 2, 1845.
  • Appeared in the Empire in September 1861 with an accompanying letter from Henry Kendall (q.v.). Kendall had evidently copied the poem from an old copy of the Atlas and forwarded it to the Empire for publication.

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Alternative title: Lines Addressed to the Party Proceeding on the Track of Dr Leichhardt
Alternative title: Addressed to the Party Proceeding on the Track of Dr Leichhardt
Alternative title: Leichhardt's Grave
Alternative title: Lines Addressed to the Party Proceeding on the Track of Dr. Liechhardt [sic]

Works about this Work

The Grave in the Bush Elizabeth Webby , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Matilda : Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia 1994; (p. 30-38)
Notes and Queries Henry Moss , 1879 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 11 October vol. 20 no. 509 1879; (p. 689)
Untitled Henry Kendall , 1861 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Empire , 23 October 1861; (p. 3)
Untitled 1845 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 6 September vol. 5 no. 111 1845; (p. 111)

— Review of Leichhardt's Grave : An Elegiac Ode on the Scarcely Doubtful Fate of the Amiable and Talented Naturalist, Leichhardt, Whose Life There is too Much Reason to Fear has been Sacrificed in the Cause of Science, Whilst Endeavouring to Effect an Overland Route to Port Essington Robert Lynd 1845 single work lyric/song poetry
Untitled 1845 single work review
— Appears in: The Atlas , 27 September vol. 1 no. 44 1845; (p. 523)

— Review of Leichhardt's Grave : An Elegiac Ode on the Scarcely Doubtful Fate of the Amiable and Talented Naturalist, Leichhardt, Whose Life There is too Much Reason to Fear has been Sacrificed in the Cause of Science, Whilst Endeavouring to Effect an Overland Route to Port Essington Robert Lynd 1845 single work lyric/song poetry
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