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The Alarm single work   poetry   "No echo that terrible ev'ning was heard"
Note: Jeffery signs the poem with a Greek pseudonym.
Issue Details: First known date: 1871... 1871 The Alarm
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  • Author's note: Written on the 29th day of July, 1871.
  • Epigraph: "Low the reckless Youth is laid, / Gored with many a gaping wound: / Fate appears to claim his head - / Who can raise it from the ground?" Thomas Gray's Fatal Sisters.
  • The author provides three further epigraphs. Two are in Latin, one from Carmen Vetustum, the other from Publius Ovidius Naso's Metamorphosis Sexta. The third epigraph is a Greek quotation from Aeschylus's Agamemnon.
  • At the conclusion of the poem, the author prints a report of the accident which was published in The Hobart Town Mercury, 2 May 1871.

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