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English Beauty single work   poetry   "Tell me not of maids Italian, or the stately dames of Spain,"
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harpur-charles
Issue Details: First known date: 1856... 1856 English Beauty
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  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1856 onwards. For further details, see The Poems of Charles Harpur in Manuscript in the Mitchell Library and in Publication in the Nineteenth Century: An Analytical Finding List by Elizabeth Holt and Elizabeth Perkins (Canberra: Australian Scholarly Editions Centre, 2002).

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First line of verse: "Tell me not of maids Italian or the stately dames of Spain ;"
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Empire no. 1639 9 April 1856 Z1727247 1856 newspaper issue 1856 pg. 3
First line of verse: "Tell me not of maids Italian or the stately dames of Spain,"
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur Charles Harpur , Elizabeth Perkins (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z459555 1984 selected work poetry satire 'This collection represents one version of almost every poem written by Charles Harpur, with the omission of some translations and paraphrases. The verse drama, "Stalwart the Bushranger", and the fragments of the dramatic poem "King Saul" are not included. ... The collection is edited from Harpur's manuscript poems held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, and from printed copies in colonial newspapers when no manuscript version existed.' (Preface) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 pg. 20-21
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