This poem appears to have remained unpublished until its inclusion in Reed (1966). Reed's source was the autographed MS (undated),then held in a private collection. Reed indicates that the date of composition was probably ca. 1878.
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First known date:yca.1878
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