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The Man from Snowy River and other Verses

The Man from Snowy River and other Verses by Andrew B. Paterson
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A collection of poems by Australian poet Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson, picturesque glimpses into life in the Bush. From the preface: “A number of these verses are now published for the first time, most of the others were written for and appeared in ‘The Bulletin’ (Sydney, N.S.W.), and are therefore already widely known to readers in Australasia.”

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THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER AND OTHER VERSES

(Second edition)

by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

[Australian Poet, Reporter 1864 1941.]

[Note on text: Italicized stanzas will be indented 5 spaces. Italicized words or phrases will be capitalized. Lines longer than 75 characters have been broken according to metre, and the continuation is indented two spaces. Also, some obvious errors, after being confirmed against other sources, have been corrected.]

[Note on content: Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson were writing for the Sydney 'Bulletin' in 1892 when Lawson suggested a 'duel' of poetry to increase the number of poems they could sell to the paper. It was apparently entered into in all fun, though there are reports that Lawson was bitter about it later. 'In Defence of the Bush', included in this selection, was one of Paterson's replies to Lawson.]

[The 1913 printing (Sydney, Fifty third Thousand) of the Second Edition (first published in 1902) was used in the preparation of this etext. First edition was first published in 1895... Continue reading book >>


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