Michael Massey Robinson

Michael Massey Robinson was born in 1744 in England. He worked as a lawyer, but was convicted of blackmail, as he had allegedly threatened to publish a poem he had written about a London alderman who had been accused in the past of a murder. Robinson was sentenced to transportation to New South Wales; however, […]

Anniversary meeting [including a song by Michael Massey Robinson, 3 February 1825]

[Editor: A report on a celebratory dinner (held on Wednesday 26 January 1825) to commemorate the founding of the colony of New South Wales. Includes the list of toasts, and a song by Michael Massey Robinson. Published in The Australian, 3 February 1825. The song was also published in the Sydney Gazette, and New South […]

Ode for the Queen’s Birth-Day, 1819 [poem by Michael Massey Robinson, 23 January 1819]

[Editor: A poem by Michael Massey Robinson, published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 23 January 1819.] Ode For The Queen’s Birth-Day, 1819. By Mr. Michael Robinson. THE Muses, rear’d in rural Bow’rs, From Nature cull’d her fairest Flowers, And the charm’d Scenes young Fancy drew, From Nature’s sylvan Landscapes grew: Hence, […]

Ode for His Majesty’s Birth-Day, 1818 [poem by Michael Massey Robinson, 6 June 1818]

[Editor: A poem by Michael Massey Robinson, published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 6 June 1818.] Ode For His Majesty’s Birth-Day, 1818. By Mr. Michael Robinson. SUSPEND the Harp! be mute the Lyre That thrill’d with glowing Fancy’s Fire, As, sacred to this festive Day, The Muses pour’d their fav’rite Lay! […]

Ode for the Queen’s Birth-Day, 1818 [poem by Michael Massey Robinson, 24 January 1818]

[Editor: A poem by Michael Massey Robinson, published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 24 January 1818.] Ode For The Queen’s Birth-Day, 1818. By Mr. Michael Robinson. FANCY! let thy magic Wand Wave — as erst on classic Land; What Time the early Muses bore The cultur’d Germes of letter’d Lore; And […]