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Issue Details: First known date: 1941... 1941 Preferences : Poems
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Notes

    • Includes author's note: 'This is a definitive selection from verse written in the course of about twenty years, and published in a limited way in eight small books, now out of print. The opening section consists of poems taken from the earlier of these publications. The set of six sonnets is derived from a lengthy sequence belonging to the same period. Then come later series placed in the order in which they were formerly issued, but with some interchanges, for poems circumstantially connected are now grouped together, whether or not they were previously published in different books. A few poems not collected before are added. In these circumstances, it seemed better to give the groups new headings than use the old titles. F.T.M.'
    • The book is in six sections: Gradual Noonday pp.1 - 29; Sonnets of the Plains pp.31 - 38; Gardenwise pp.39 - 53; Lovers Gone pp.55 - 68; Northern Tides pp.69 - 104; Vogues pp.105 - 115.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1941 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Here and Nowi"I watched the wind turn page after page", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 3 - 5)
Early Summer Sea-Trysti"White hummocks here are rounded to a thigh", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 6)
Penance for Days Indoorsi"This healing penance shall be done", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 7)
Suburban Sundayi"Past the cramped houses drops a metalled street", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 8)
Summer of Dreamsi"I dreamed in summer a summer of dreams.", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 9)
City Windowi"The night-breeze to my lofty window sails,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 10)
Wishi"Skyward - a little way,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 11)
Rondel of Routinei"That life may bring content", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 12)
Colours of Lovei"My love had roses in her hair:", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 13)
"A ruined homestead leans awry" Ballad of Bush-Ghost Roadi"There is a ruined homestead by", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry humour (p. 14 - 16)
Lady of the Hillsi"Now all those dark preponderant hills", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 17)
Faith of Springi"A breeze fans the dawn from its embers to fire of the dew", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 18)
For Furnley Mauricei"You, O my friend, will rank with the sublime", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 19)
Magnatei"Imagine Moloch, dwindled, as it were,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 20)
Requiem Three Gravesi"Three graves crown the tufted hill,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 21)
Note: With title: Requiem
"Lean to me, heart of the twilight-pearl;" Hesperidesi"Lean over me in the twilight-pearl;", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 22)
Love-Pyrei"White wreaths of smoke, nostalgic incense-reek,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 23)
Stocks and Sharesi"These offices up town,", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 24)
To R. H. L., of the Company He Keepsi"I go not as you go, with dear delaying", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 25)
"On your lips is a laughter" Celtici"On your lips, lurking laughter;", Frederick T. Macartney , single work poetry (p. 26)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Pleasure in Poetry 1942 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 June vol. 63 no. 3253 1942; (p. 2)

— Review of Preferences : Poems Frederick T. Macartney , 1941 selected work poetry
Poetry Unregimented Margaret Walkom , 1942 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 3 no. 2 1942; (p. 26-30)

— Review of The Disinherited Mary Gilmore , 1941 single work poetry ; Dramas from the Sky Max Harris , 1942 selected work poetry ; Preferences : Poems Frederick T. Macartney , 1941 selected work poetry ; Phantom Gina Ballantyne , 1942 selected work poetry
Poetry Unregimented Margaret Walkom , 1942 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 3 no. 2 1942; (p. 26-30)

— Review of The Disinherited Mary Gilmore , 1941 single work poetry ; Dramas from the Sky Max Harris , 1942 selected work poetry ; Preferences : Poems Frederick T. Macartney , 1941 selected work poetry ; Phantom Gina Ballantyne , 1942 selected work poetry
Pleasure in Poetry 1942 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 June vol. 63 no. 3253 1942; (p. 2)

— Review of Preferences : Poems Frederick T. Macartney , 1941 selected work poetry
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