This poem appeared in the Empire in April 1860 with the author's name indicated as 'J. Kendall'. It is unclear whether this was due to a typographical error. Reed (1966) speculates that the poem might perhaps have been the work of Kendall's younger sister Jane, then 16 years of age. Reed
also indicates that a cutting of the poem appears in Kendall's
scrap-book, with a correction made in line 16. This tends to suggest that the poem was written by Henry Kendall.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography.Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966