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Squatter Songs sequence   poetry  
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harpur-charles
Issue Details: First known date: 1845... 1845 Squatter Songs
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Notes

  • In the Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature 4.93 (3 May 1845): 208, the author suggests future publication titles for the first three poems in this series.

    The (anonymous) author note reads: As it is confidently anticipated that these Songs, so soon as the series shall have been completed, will be re-published under the special patronage of the Squatocracy, in the shape of Tegg's Warbler, it were better, perhaps, that they should all bear specific titles as above [i.e. as in the fourth poem in the series]. Let No. 1, then, be called 'Bush Morality'; No. 2, headed with this motto from Esther - 'And Haman told them of the glory of his riches (pastures), and of the multitude of his children (sheep); adding, however, 'Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.' And to complete their christening as far as yet published, let No. 3, be enetitled, ' A prime case against the Government, if well got up.'

Includes

Squatter Song : Bush Justice i "A Dealer, bewitched by gain-promising dreams,", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 7 June vol. 4 no. 98 1845; (p. 266) The Australian , 10 June 1845; (p. 1379) The Collins Book of Australian Poetry 1981; (p. 26-27) The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur 1984; (p. 93) The Penguin Book of Australian Satirical Verse 1986; (p. 33)
The Beautiful Squatter Bush Morality i "Where the wandering Barwon delighteth the eye,", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 15 March vol. 4 no. 86 1845; (p. 124) The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser , 26 March 1845; (p. 3) The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur 1984; (p. 63) The Penguin Book of Australian Satirical Verse 1986; (p. 32) Old Ballads from the Bush 1987; (p. 30) The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads [1993] 1993; (p. 100-101)
'On a squatter who sdeuces aboriginal women and is eventually killed as a result.' (Webby)
Squatter Songs No.3 A Prime Case against the Government, if Well Got Up i "I bought five thousand sheep on tick,", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 26 April vol. 4 no. 92 1845; (p. 198)
The Great Guns of Squatocracy i "Squatter gentlemen; every one", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 17 May vol. 4 no. 95 1845; (p. 232) The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser , 2 June 1845; (p. 4)
'On Wentworth, Lowe, Archibald Boyd and Lang.' (Webby)
A 'Grievance' Fifty Miles Long i "Full fifty miles of hill and dale", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 3 May vol. 4 no. 93 1845; (p. 208) The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser , 16 May 1845; (p. 4) The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur 1984; (p. 94-95)
Tom Brown, or Haman in the Bush And Haman Told Them of the Glory of His Riches (Pastures), and of the Multitude of His Children (Sheep) i "I had a noble Station", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 5 April vol. 4 no. 89 1845; (p. 159) The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur 1984; (p. 97-98)
'On one who has lost his fortune and station.' (Webby)

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