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Issue Details: First known date: 1842... 1842 The Landing of the Primrose
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Alternative title: The First Primrose Seen in Australia
First known date: 1842
Also published in England, with the title 'The Landing of the Primrose', in Ainsworth's Magazine [vol. 1, June 1842]; Robin Hood : A Fragment : With Other Fragments and Poems by Robert and Caroline Southey (London: William Blackwood, 1847); English Sacred Poetry (London: Routledge & Co., 1862).
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    y separately published work icon The Colonial Observer vol. 1 no. 112 18 March 1843 Z1165056 1843 newspaper issue 1843 pg. 893

    With title: 'The First Primrose Seen in Australia'

    The poem is untitled in the Colonial Observer but preceded by a column with the title 'The First Primrose Seen in Australia' and an explanatory note beginning: 'When care is taken with a white bottle with a piece of sponge and a little earth in it, and to place it all in the bright light of the sun, plants may be carried alive in safety half round the world...'

    Editor's note: The folowing little poem upon this incident has been published in Ainsworth's Magazine [England].

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