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Abstract: Matthews finds a unity in the arrangement of stories in While the Billy Boils. The chronological nature of the stories, the use of rumour and the consistent use of time and distance are all elements that support the structure of the…

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, wrote this poem in 1910 (MS). The meaning is unclear but Lawson writes of a mythical kingdom of Virland. It could be an allegory of…

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement.

It is likely Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, wrote this poem about the death of King Edward VII 1901 - 1910, who reigned for 10 years. Lawson portrays the King as a…

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…

This column from the Colonial Literary Journal in 1844 provides a biography of medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Quoting from an unnamed source, the article names Chaucer alongside Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton as one of the ‘Four Great English…

In this Western Mail article from 1930, the author begins by providing a somewhat negative review of Thomas Hoccleve’s poem, “The Regiment of Princes”. Asserting that the poem “looks better than it reads”, the author…