Poems

Adam Lindsay GORDON (1833 - 1870)

This is a volume of poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon, 'British-born Australian Steeple-Chase Rider and Poet'.

"The poems of Gordon have an interest beyond the mere personal one which his friends attach to his name. Written, as they were, at odd times and leisure moments of a stirring and adventurous life, it is not to be wondered at if they are unequal or unfinished. The astonishment of those who knew the man, and can gauge the capacity of this city [Melbourne] to foster poetic instinct, is that such work was ever produced here at all. Intensely nervous, and feeling much of that shame at the exercise of the higher intelligence which besets those who are known to be renowned in field sports, Gordon produced his poems shyly, scribbled them on scraps of paper, and sent them anonymously to magazines. It was not until he discovered one morning that everybody knew a couplet or two of "How we Beat the Favourite" that he consented to forego his anonymity and appear in the unsuspected character of a versemaker. The success of his republished "collected" poems gave him courage, and the unreserved praise which greeted "Bush Ballads" should have urged him to forget or to conquer those evil promptings which, unhappily, brought about his untimely death.' - Summary from the Preface.
Note: The dramas (fragment of the Road to Avernus and Ashtaroth) have been left out of this volume.

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface, by Marcus Clarke Larry Wilson
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Play 02 In Memoriam, by Henry Kendall Larry Wilson
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Play 03 Podas Okus Michele McFarland
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Play 04 Gone George Allen
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Play 05 Unshriven George Allen
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Play 06 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte I Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 07 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte II Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 08 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte III Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 09 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte IV Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 10 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte V Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 11 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte VI Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 12 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte VII Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 13 Ye Wearie Wayfarer, hys Ballad In Eight Fyttes - Fytte VIII Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 14 Borrow'd Plumes Jack Albert
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Play 15 A Legend of Madrid Michele Fry
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Play 16 Fauconshawe Michele McFarland
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Play 17 Rippling Water Gaby
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Play 18 Cui Bono Diana Schmidt
00:03:07
Play 19 Bellona Diana Schmidt
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Play 20 The Song of the Surf Amanda Tekell
00:03:08
Play 21 Whisperings in Wattle-Boughs Michele McFarland
00:02:29
Play 22 Confiteor Anusha Iyer
00:05:32
Play 23 Sunlight on the Sea Gaby
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Play 24 Delilah Sonia
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Play 25 From Lightning and Tempest Isabel Thiel
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Play 26 Wormwood and Nightshade Ryan Finch
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Play 27 Ars Longa Michele McFarland
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Play 28 The Last Leap Anusha Iyer
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Play 29 Quare Fatigasti Anusha Iyer
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Play 30 Hippodromania, or, Whiffs from the Pipe, Part I Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 31 Hippodromania, or, Whiffs from the Pipe, Part II Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 32 Hippodromania, or, Whiffs from the Pipe, Part III Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 33 Hippodromania, or, Whiffs from the Pipe, Part IV Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 34 Hippodromania, or, Whiffs from the Pipe, Part V Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 35 The Roll of the Kettledrum; or, The Lay of the Last Charger Sonia
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Play 36 A Dedication Jack Albert
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Play 37 The Sick Stockrider John Burlinson
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Play 38 The Swimmer John Burlinson
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Play 39 From the Wreck Anusha Iyer
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Play 40 No Name Chris Bunn
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Play 41 Wolf and Hound J. Olpecre
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Play 42 De Te realisticspeakers
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Play 43 How we Beat the Favourite Diana Schmidt
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Play 44 Doubtful Dreams Jack Albert
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Play 45 The Rhyme of Joyous Garde Phil Benson
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Play 46 Thora's Song Jargoniel
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Play 47 The Three Friends Jack Albert
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Play 48 A Song of Autumn Julia Niedermaier
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Play 49 Laudamus Phil Benson
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Play 50 A Basket of Flowers Julia Niedermaier
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Play 51 A Fragment Ryan Finch
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Play 52 To My Sister Julia Niedermaier
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Play 53 'The Old Leaven' Phil Benson
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Play 54 An Exile's Farewell Newgatenovelist
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Play 55 'Early Adieux' Julia Niedermaier
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Play 56 A Hunting Song Diana Schmidt
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Play 57 To a Proud Beauty Jack Albert
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Play 58 Thick-headed Thoughts Sonia
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