A Fragment single work   poetry   "In the depths of a forest secluded and wild,"
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1861... 1861 A Fragment
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  • The extended version of this poem, published in the Illawarra Mercury in June 1861, turns the notions of mourning over a father's grave, expounded in the first three stanzas, into a claim that there was shame associated with the father and that he was not well-loved in his lifetime. 'A Fragment' ends with the lines: 'I have tried to be cold, to be calm and forgiving - / But Nature rebels when I turn to the dead, / And remember how deeply you hated him living!'

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Alternative title: In the Depths of a Forest
The version titled 'In the Depths of a Forest' is taken from the first three stanzas of the seven stanza poem 'A Fragment' from 'Ulladulla', a M.S.poem.
  • Appears in:
    y The Empire 2 November 1861 Z1763908 1861 newspaper issue 1861 pg. 8
  • Appears in:
    y Poems and Songs Henry Kendall , Sydney London : J. R. Clarke Sampson Low, Son and Marston , 1862 Z822006 1862 selected work poetry Sydney London : J. R. Clarke Sampson Low, Son and Marston , 1862 pg. 102
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , Thomas Thornton Reed (editor), Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 Z571473 1966 selected 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 pg. 44
Author's note: 'From Ulladulla, a M.S. Poem'.
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