He Still Wears the Ruff and Doublet

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Title

He Still Wears the Ruff and Doublet

Subject

Adam Lindsay Gordon, Alfred Hill (1869-1960), Australian poet, Camden, doublet, Elizabeth II, Hugh Raymond McCrae (1876-1958), international appeal, Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971), line-drawings, medieval clothing, medieval lyricism, New South Wales, Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), O.B.E., pastoral poetry, poetry, royal investiture, ruff, sketches, Sydney

Description

This article about Australian lyric poet Hugh Raymond McCrae (1876-1958) is titled ‘He still wears the Ruff and Doublet’ in response to a claim supposedly made by Kenneth Slessor (quoted in the article) that McCrae was ‘perpetually haunted by the loss of his ruff and doublet’. Hugh McCrae was highly regarded both throughout his lifetime and after his death in 1958 for his poetry, prose and line drawings. He often drew on the medieval past and old poetic forms in his work, and in the 1920s started work on a verse-drama called ‘Joan of Arc’. This article opens with a photograph of him being appointed O.B.E alongside Alfred Hill in 1953, and goes on to provide a complimentary sketch of his life, career and work.

Creator

O.R.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

Sydney Morning Herald

Date

Saturday 27 March 1954, p. 11.

Rights

Sydney Morning Herald

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper Article

Citation

“He Still Wears the Ruff and Doublet,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/199.