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Issue Details: First known date: 1875... 1875 Country Leisure
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Here Clarke presents a series of rambling and mostly light-hearted essays, on a range of often obscure, even trivial, literary subjects.

Clarke's title for the series draws on the Classical idea of the country retreat, hence he begins each essay with a 'motto', taken from Horace (Sat. II., 6.) : 'Nunc veterum libris, nunc somno et inertibus horis / Ducere solicitae iucunda oblivia vitae'.

Whilst Clarke appears to have written the series specifically for the Queenslander, it nevertheless contains a good deal of recycled material.

Includes

Country Leisure - I Marcus Clarke , 1875 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 21 August 1875; (p. 13)
Country Leisure - II Marcus Clarke , 1875 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 4 September 1875; (p. 14)
Country Leisure - III Marcus Clarke , 1875 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 25 September 1875; (p. 13)
Country Leisure - IV Marcus Clarke , 1875 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 2 October 1875; (p. 12)
Country Leisure - V Marcus Clarke , 1875 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 16 October 1875; (p. 13)
Country Leisure - VI Marcus Clarke , 1875 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 18 December 1875; (p. 13)
Country Leisure - VII Marcus Clarke , 1875 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 25 December 1875; (p. 13)
Country Leisure - VIII Marcus Clarke , 1876 single work essay
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 8 January 1876; (p. 13)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1875
Serialised by: The Queenslander 1866 newspaper (2603 issues)
Notes:
Appeared in The Queenslander in eight instalments between 21 August 1875 and 8 January 1876.
Last amended 31 Mar 2011 18:56:07
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