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The Pestilence single work   poetry   "Beneath a larch-tree, in a forest glade,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1890... 1890 The Pestilence
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Narrative ballad consisting of thirty numbered verses, detailing the trials of a peasant who meets Pestilence in the form of a spirit woman, and is compelled to carry her and help her spread disease. Eventually, they begin to head for his own home, and to save his family the peasant throws himself into a pond, where both he and the 'fever-maiden' drown.

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    y separately published work icon Thirty Short Poems Alexander Sutherland , Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade , 1890 Z420272 1890 selected work poetry Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade , 1890 pg. 122-142
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