The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems [by Charles Harpur, 1853]

[Editor: This book by Charles Harpur was published in 1853. Although not included separately in the original list of contents, the five acts of the play “The Bushrangers” have each been given their own listing in the contents, so as to enable easier access for readers.]

The

Bushrangers;

A Play in Five Acts,

And Other Poems.


By Charles Harpur.


Contents.

The Bushrangers
[Act I.]
[Act II.]
[Act III.]
[Act IV.]
[Act V.]
Note
The Creek of the Four Graves
To the Comet of 1843
The Bush Fire
To an Echo on the Banks of the Hunter
Ned Connor
To ———
To The Moon
Memory’s Genesis
Poetry
The Vision of the Rock
Morning
A Poet’s Home
The Voice of the Native Oak
Virginal Love
Eva Gray
To Mary
Emblems
“Yes”
Dreams of the Beloved
Absence
“Wherever in some wildwood Bower”
The Enquiry
“Love is wayward”
“The manifold hills”
The Dream by the Fountain
The Master Mariner’s Song (Outward Bound)
“The leaf-glancing Boughs”
Freedom in Faith
Finality
Consolation
An Aboriginal Mother’s Lament
My Political Belief
An Anthem for the Australasian League
The Tree of Liberty
Burns
Characteristics of Wordsworth
The Verse of Coleridge’s Christabel
To my Young Countryman, D. H. D.
“A Trooper of France in desperate need”
Records of Romantic Passion
The Flight of Peace
To My First Born
Notes

To N. D. Stenhouse, Esq.
these poems
are respectfully inscribed by one,
who,
though personally unacquainted with him,
has learned
to appreciate his character
and talents.

Sydney:
Published by W. R. Piddington, George Street.
MDCCCLIII.



Source:
Charles Harpur, The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems, Sydney: W. R. Piddington, 1853

Editor’s notes:
The title of the poem “Characteristics of Wordsworth” is given on page 120 simply as “Wordsworth”.
The title of the poem “The Verse of Coleridge’s Christabel” is given on page 122 with Christabel in single quotation marks (The Verse of Coleridge’s ‘Christabel.’).

D. H. D. = Daniel Henry Deniehy (1828-1865), an Australian writer and politician

N. D. Stenhouse = Nicol Drysdale Stenhouse (1806-1873), born in Scotland, was a lawyer and literary patron in colonial New South Wales

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