The Poems of Adam Lindsay Gordon

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Author: Adam Lindsay
Published: 1893
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 237
mnybks.net#: 4428
Genre: Poetry

A compilation including: Sea Spray and Smoke Drift; Bush Ballads & Galloping Rhymes; Miscellaneous Poems; Ashtaroth: A Dramatic Lyric

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the houses of all who had pretensions to literary taste. The reputation of the book spread to England, and Major Whyte Melville did not disdain to place the lines of the dashing Australian author at the head of his own dashing descriptions of sporting scenery. Unhappily, the melancholy which Gordon's friends had with pain observed increased daily, and in the full flood of his success, with congratulations pouring upon him from every side, he was found dead in the heather near his home with a bullet from his own rifle in his brain.

I do not propose to criticise the volumes which these few lines of preface introduce to the reader. The influence of Browning and of Swinburne upon the writer's taste is plain. There is plainly visible also, however, a keen sense for natural beauty and a manly admiration for healthy living. If in "Ashtaroth" and "Bellona" we recognise the swing of a familiar metre, in such poems as "The Sick Stockrider" we perceive the genuine poetic instinct united to a very clear percept

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