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Issue Details: First known date: 1873... 1873 Poems : Sacred and Secular : Written Chiefly at Sea, within the Last Half-Century
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Notes

  • This collection includes substantially the poems originally published in Aurora Australis and Specimens.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:William Maddock , 1873 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Squall at Seai"Now o'er the deep wind blows fresh and free,", John Dunmore Lang , 1873 single work poetry humour (p. 136-137)
D'Entrecasteaux' Channel, Van Dieman's Landi"See! D'Entrecasteaux' Channel opens fair,", John Dunmore Lang , 1823 single work poetry (p. 151-152)
Colonial Nomenclaturei"'Twas said of Greece two thousand years ago,", John Dunmore Lang , 1824 single work poetry satire
A satire on Governor Macquarie's propensity to name buildings and geographical landmarks after himself.
(p. 153-156)
Sonnet Written on Board the Medway, off Hobart Towni"O I could gaze the live-long summer-day", John Dunmore Lang , 1873 single work poetry
Reliques of Auncient Poetrie : Judge Jefferiesi"Judge Jefferies was as juste a judge,", John Dunmore Lang , 1843 single work poetry
The King and the Abboti"Pray, listen, good friends, and I'll tell you a story,", Gottfried August Bürger , 'Germanicus' (translator), 1835 single work poetry humour

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

'Enthusiastic, Idiot Piety' : John Dunmore Lang and Robert Burns Jeff Brownrigg , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Colonial History , no. 14 2012; (p. 69-88)

' In 1873, the Presbyterian clergyman, John Dunmore Lang, selected and published a collection of his own poetry, the earliest dating from the 1820s when he was establishing a place for himself in New South Wales (NSW). Coming from the same part of Scotland as Robert Burns (Lang was born in 1799 in Greenock, Burns in 1759 some fifty kilometres south in Alloway, near Ayr), Lang might be expected to demonstrate an approach to writing verse and a way of looking at the world similar to his distinguished, internationally renowned countryman, who was so deeply affected by the region in which he was born and lived. Admittedly they were of different generations, and whereas Burns, the son of a poor tenant farmer, was largely self-educated, Lang excelled at the University of Glasgow. But by Lang's time, Burns had posthumously become iconic. Yet as Burns' star continued to rise, with annual suppers conducted in the colonies to celebrate his 'immortal memory', Lang was lambasted in Sydney newspapers, journalists sometimes expecting that their readers would recognise the source of inspiration for their humour in an implied comparison such as the one in the epigraph above.'  (Publication abstract)

Politics and Poetry : An Anthology of N.S.W. Parliamentary Verse J. B. D. , 1907 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , 2 September vol. 1 no. 5 1907; (p. 570-573)
Literature - Literary Notices 1873 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 6 December vol. 8 no. 205 1873; (p. 722)

— Review of Poems : Sacred and Secular : Written Chiefly at Sea, within the Last Half-Century John Dunmore Lang , 1873 selected work poetry
Literature - Literary Notices 1873 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 6 December vol. 8 no. 205 1873; (p. 722)

— Review of Poems : Sacred and Secular : Written Chiefly at Sea, within the Last Half-Century John Dunmore Lang , 1873 selected work poetry
Politics and Poetry : An Anthology of N.S.W. Parliamentary Verse J. B. D. , 1907 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , 2 September vol. 1 no. 5 1907; (p. 570-573)
'Enthusiastic, Idiot Piety' : John Dunmore Lang and Robert Burns Jeff Brownrigg , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Colonial History , no. 14 2012; (p. 69-88)

' In 1873, the Presbyterian clergyman, John Dunmore Lang, selected and published a collection of his own poetry, the earliest dating from the 1820s when he was establishing a place for himself in New South Wales (NSW). Coming from the same part of Scotland as Robert Burns (Lang was born in 1799 in Greenock, Burns in 1759 some fifty kilometres south in Alloway, near Ayr), Lang might be expected to demonstrate an approach to writing verse and a way of looking at the world similar to his distinguished, internationally renowned countryman, who was so deeply affected by the region in which he was born and lived. Admittedly they were of different generations, and whereas Burns, the son of a poor tenant farmer, was largely self-educated, Lang excelled at the University of Glasgow. But by Lang's time, Burns had posthumously become iconic. Yet as Burns' star continued to rise, with annual suppers conducted in the colonies to celebrate his 'immortal memory', Lang was lambasted in Sydney newspapers, journalists sometimes expecting that their readers would recognise the source of inspiration for their humour in an implied comparison such as the one in the epigraph above.'  (Publication abstract)

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