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Bower Building single work   poetry   "My sweet One, in our favorite Shade"
Is part of Australian Lyrics Charles Harpur , 1842- series - author poetry A Lyrical Love Story Charles Harpur , 1984 sequence poetry
  • Author:agent Charles Harpur
Issue Details: First known date: 1842... 1842 Bower Building
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'Light, graceful description of bower of wattles, myrtles, etc.' (Webby)


  • This poem appears in a number of versions from 1842 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).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Bower
First line of verse: "Idalia, in thy favorite shade"
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australasian Chronicle vol. 4 no. 459 15 October 1842 Z1810470 1842 newspaper issue 1842 pg. 2

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    No. 1 in the Australian Lyrics author series.

Alternative title: The Bower
First line of verse: "Idalia, in thy favourate shade"
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