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Wentworth single work   poetry   "First come the Magnates - lo, their leader -he"
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1849... 1849 Wentworth
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Sections of this poem later incorporated into 'The Temple of Infamy' and other poems about Wentworth.

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Editor's note: From an unpublished satire by Charles Harpur
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator 18 August 1849 Z1603235 1849 newspaper issue 1849 pg. 6

    Includes lengthy footnote:

    'It has always been a puzzle to really large-minded, full-hearted men, by what outre and antipodean combination of circumstances this man could ever have been lifted into prime political eminence.

    'As an orator, he is a mere blearer. As a statesman, he is crudity personified. As a lawyer, he is but so so; consistency he has none : and for patriotism - but listen to Doll Tearsheets' dissertation on the words Captain and occupy. "Captain! thou abominable ... '

    The footnote is incomplete on the copy indexed.

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Argus 10 September 1849 Z1857076 1849 newspaper issue 1849 pg. 4
    Note: Footnote not included.
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