Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet [1901]

[Editor: Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet was published in 1901, four years after the death of Philip Durham Lorimer. It was edited by Edward Augustus Petherick, who had been commissioned by Philip’s sister, Charlotte Russell (who had married Sir Peter Nicol Russell), to put together a book of Lorimer’s poetry, along with a brief biography.

Songs and Verses

by

Philip Durham Lorimer

An Australian Bush Poet


Contents

Prefatory Note

Biographical Sketch

Songs and verses of sentiment and fancy

The Poet’s Lay

“Such is Life !”

Golden Tresses

Only a Violet

Those Happy Hours

The Rose

The Fallen Flower

Remembrance

Broken Vows

In Memoriam : M. A. U. D.

The First Blight in Life

I Cannot Sing, My Love, To-Day

The Carte-de-Visite

Four Dark Thoughts

The Empty Cradle

Sweet Dreams

In Memory of S. S.

I Knew a Flow’ret Once

Death of a Friendless Girl in the Bush

I’ll Fly Away With Thee

I Love Thy Smiles — But Oh ! Thy Tears

The Ocean of Life

I Will Leave Thee in the Sweetness

The Hawthorn

Good-bye

Thy Hand

Our Mother’s Face

From Highest Heights

The Lily

The Reaper Stood By

Thy Violet Eyes

Love’s Awakening

Gertrude

The Opening of the Bud

God’s Language to Man

Love’s Constancy

Hear Me, O Night!

Not Always

The Last Gift

Love Unspoken

Rose

Sisters

The Hand of God

Breaking the News

Dark Moments

Some Day

Have Those Happy Moments Left Thee ?

With Ministry of Love

Wake Me Not

Our Store of Hope

Welcoming Spring

A Hearty Shake Hands

When I Am Gone

New Year Thoughts

In Life’s Grey Afternoon

Life

Dawn Upon Me in Thy Beauty

Sir Henry Parkes

Rain

We Cannot Get All that We Wish or Desire

Narrative and descriptive pieces

Queensland

From Parlour to Wood-Heap

Nature’s Child

Bundanoon

Macquarie Pass

A Mountain Home — Kangaroo Valley

Fitzroy Waterfall

Belmore Waterfall

A Sunset Wish

Welcome Morn

The Song of the Forest

Farewell ! But ah, how Soon !

My Mountain Cave

Departing from My Cave

The Two Eagles

Jamberoo

The Traveller’s Joy

Returning to My Cave

The Bell-bird

I Live In the Wilds

Round the Coast at Kiama

The Old Fig Tree, Wollongong

I’ll Climb the High Range

Some Beauties of Bowral

Illawarra

The Butcher-bird

To Unanderra

———————

Phil McDermott and his Hundred Pounds

Privately printed by
William Clowes and Sons, Limited
London
1901



Source:
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901

Editor’s notes:
A portrait illustration of Philip Durham Lorimer was published on page ii (opposite the title page) and a full length illustration of him was published on page 55

References:
Cecil Hadgraft. “Lorimer, Philip Durham (1843–1897)”, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, (accessed 8 January 2013)
C. A. Burmester. “Petherick, Edward Augustus (1847–1917)”, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, (accessed 8 January 2013)

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