To My Young Countryman, D. H. D. [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem (about Daniel Henry Deniehy) by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853). The poem is addressed to Daniel Henry Deniehy.] To My Young Countryman, D. H. D. Who doubteth when the Morning Star doth light Its lamp of beauty, that the day is […]

The Verse of Coleridge’s ‘Christabel’ [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] The Verse of Coleridge’s ‘Christabel.’ Mark yon runnel how ’tis flowing, Like a sylvan spirit dreaming Of the Spring-blooms near it blowing And the sunlight in it gleaming! Where that shelving rock is spied, There […]

Wordsworth [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] Wordsworth. Lofty and strenuous of sentiment But narrow and partial in its scope and bent, And thence the bigot of a local set Of habitudes, meshed round him like a net. Hence too his intellect, […]

Burns [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] Burns. My own wild Burns! these rude-wrought rhymes of thine In golden worth are like the unshapely coin Of some new realm, yet pure as from the mine — And Art may well be spared […]

The Tree of Liberty [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] The Tree of Liberty. We’ll plant a Tree of Liberty In the centre of the land, And round it ranged as guardians be, A vowed and trusty band; And sages bold and mighty soul’d Shall […]