Notes [by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: These explanatory notes by Charles Harpur were published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] Notes. An Aboriginal Mother’s Lament (p. 113.) It will be remembered that, a few years back, a party of Stockmen (several of whom were afterwards executed for the crime) made wholesale massacre of a […]

To My First Born: Washington Harpur [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] To My First Born. Washington Harpur. My beautiful! For beautiful thou art To me thy father, as the morning light Which makes all common objects fresh and bright, Yea gives them out of the dun […]

The Flight of Peace [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 Flight of Peace. Trust and Treachery, Wisdom, Folly, Madness, Mirth and Melancholy, Love and Hatred, Thrift and Pillage, All are housed in one small village. And if such be Life’s mix’d being, Where may […]

Records of Romantic Passion [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] Records of Romantic Passion. There’s a rare Soul of Poesy which may be But concentrated by the chastened dreams Of constant hearts. Where’er the ministry Of beautiful Nature hath enhanced the themes Of some Petrarchian […]

A Trooper of France in Desperate Need [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 poem was not given a title on its page in the book; however, it was listed on the Contents page as “A Trooper of France in desperate need”.] [A Trooper of France in Desperate […]