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An Anthology of Australian Verse   By: (1872-1922)

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An Anthology of Australian Verse Edited by Bertram Stevens

Dedicated to DAVID SCOTT MITCHELL, Esq. Sydney


The Editor has endeavoured to make this selection representative of the best short poems written by Australians or inspired by Australian scenery and conditions of life, "Australian" in this connection being used to include New Zealand. The arrangement is as nearly as possible chronological; and the appendix contains brief biographical particulars of the authors, together with notes which may be useful to readers outside Australia.

The Editor thanks Messrs. H. H. Champion, Henry Gyles Turner, E. B. Loughran, A. Brazier and Walter Murdoch (Melbourne), Mr. Sydney Jephcott (Upper Murray, Vic.), Mr. Fred. Johns (Adelaide), Mr. Thomas Cottle (Auckland), Mr. J. C. Andersen (Christchurch), Messrs. David Scott Mitchell, Alfred Lee, A. W. Jose, and J. Le Gay Brereton (Sydney), for their generous help. Mr. Douglas Sladen's anthologies, Messrs. Turner and Sutherland's "Development of Australian Literature", and `The Bulletin' have also furnished much useful information.



William Charles Wentworth. Australasia "Australasia: a Poem"

Charles Harpur. Love Words A Coast View "Poems"

William Forster. `The Love in her Eyes lay Sleeping' "Midas"

James Lionel Michael. `Through Pleasant Paths' "John Cumberland" Personality Periodical (Sydney, 1858)

Daniel Henry Deniehy. Love in a Cottage A Song for the Night Periodical (Sydney, 1847)

Richard Rowe. Superstites Rosae Soul Ferry "Peter 'Possum's Portfolio"

Sir Henry Parkes. The Buried Chief "Fragmentary Thoughts"

Thomas Alexander Browne (`Rolf Boldrewood'). Perdita "Old Melbourne Memories"

Adam Lindsay Gordon. A Dedication "Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes" Thora's Song "Ashtaroth: A Dramatic Lyric" The Sick Stock rider "Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes"

Henry Kendall. Prefatory Sonnets September in Australia Rose Lorraine "Leaves from Australian Forests" To a Mountain Araluen After Many Years Hy Brasil "Songs from the Mountains" Outre Mer "Poems"

Marcus Clarke. The Song of Tigilau "Austral Edition of the collected Works of Marcus Clarke"

Patrick Moloney. Melbourne "An Easter Omelette" (Melbourne, 1879)

Alfred Domett. An Invitation A Maori Girl's Song "Ranolf and Amohia"

James Brunton Stephens. The Dominion of Australia The Dark Companion "Miscellaneous Poems" Day Night "Convict Once"

Thomas Bracken. Not Understood Spirit of Song "Musings in Maoriland"

Ada Cambridge. What of the Night? Good bye The Virgin Martyr Honour Despair Faith Manuscript

Alexander Bathgate. The Clematis "Far South Fancies"

Philip Joseph Holdsworth. Quis Separabit? Manuscript My Queen of Dreams "Station Hunting on the Warrego"

Mary Hannay Foott. Where the Pelican Builds New Country No Message Happy Days "Morna Lee and other Poems"

Henry Lea Twisleton. To a Cabbage Rose "Poems"

Mrs. James Glenny Wilson. Fairyland A Winter Daybreak The Lark's Song "A Book of Verses"

Edward Booth Loughran. Dead Leaves Isolation Ishmonie "'Neath Austral Skies"

John Liddell Kelly. Immortality Heredity "Heather and Fern"

Robert Richardson. A Ballade of Wattle Blossom A Song "Willow and Wattle"

James Lister Cuthbertson. Australia Federata At Cape Schanck "Barwon Ballads" Wattle and Myrtle Periodical (Melbourne) The Australian Sunrise Periodical (Geelong)

John Farrell. Australia to England Periodical (Sydney, 1897)

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