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To the 'Hand' of the 'Sydney Times' single work   poetry   "I believe you're fond of Byron? so to aid"
Issue Details: First known date: 1834... 1834 To the 'Hand' of the 'Sydney Times'
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  • Author's note: In reply to the precious specimen of its authors' 'Mental Efforts', etc. which appeared in the 'twopenny' of the 26th September
  • Author's note at foot of poem: Fort-street, 1st October, 1834
  • The poem is preceded by six epigraphs, from Byron, Pope, Cowper and Shakespeare
  • 'The Hand' is represented in the title by a graphic of a hand.
  • The commencement of publication of the Sydney Times in August 1834 prompted an exchange of vituperative poetry between Henry Halloran, writing in the Times under the pseudonym 'The Hand' or 'The Printer's Hand', and poems in the Gazette, possibly written by Edward O'Shaughnessy, under various pseudonyms, including 'The Glove', which continued into 1835.

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