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Issue Details: First known date: 1950... 1950 A Singing Match
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  • Author's note: This poem is a sort of descendant of the 'singing matches' to be found in the Fourth and Fifth Idylls of Theocritus, Virgil's Third Eclogue, Spenser's 'June' in his Shepherd's Calendar -- from which I take the names of my two protagonists -- the First Pastoral of Pope, and the Shepherd's Week of John Gay. In all of these, however, the contending swains sing their loves.

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1950 joint winner Australian Week-End Review Literary Competition Second competition of 1950.
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