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The Suicide single work   poetry   "BLEST as is life - and oh! 'tis greatly blest"
Issue Details: First known date: 1837... 1837 The Suicide
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'Asks Heaven for mercy on this poor soul' (Webby).


  • Author's note: 'Lines occasioned by the attempted suicide of an old schoolfellow, who cut his throat, and whose wound the writer happened to be the first person to staunch'.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Sydney Times vol. 4 no. 25 24 June 1837 Z1646086 1837 newspaper issue 1837 pg. 4
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