AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 1835... 1835 Impromptu, On Reading Some Epigrammatical Attempts in the Sydney Times of 30th January, 1835
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


  • Author's note at foot of poem: 31st January, 1835
  • 'Calls Kentish, Halloran and a "blue-stocking lady" "three loggerheads".' - Webby
  • 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', and poems in the Gazette, possibly written by Edward O'Shaughnessy, under various pseudonyms, including 'the Glove', which continued into 1835.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 24 Sep 2010 12:34:46