This work appears to have remained unpubished until its inclusion in Reed (1966). Reed's source was the undated MS, then held in a private collection.
This poem was probably written following the death of Thomas Freeman, a lieutenant in the Volunteers, who drowned in a yachting accident at Camp Cove, on Sydney Harbour, on Boxing Day, 1864, whilst competing in a regatta.
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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
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