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Bound to the Mast single work   poetry   "Bound to the mast - the mast of daily toil,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1880... 1880 Bound to the Mast
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  • The epigraph is a verse from William Cowper's translation of The Odyssey.
  • Commences with three stanzas from Book VII of The Odyssey under the subtitle 'Ulysses (loq.)'.
  • First lines vary between versions.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Sydney Mail vol. 30 no. 1067 18 December 1880 Z1270922 1880 newspaper issue 1880 pg. 1150
    Note: Appears under the pseudonym Dramingo.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Voices of the Desert Ernest Favenc , London : Elliot Stock , 1905 Z176808 1905 selected work poetry London : Elliot Stock , 1905 pg. 57-9
    Note: Alternative first line appears: " 'Twas but the wave, and yet methought there came,
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