The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur, ed. Elizabeth Perkins (London, Sydney and Melbourne: Angus & Robertson, 1984): 541. Online at the University of Sydney Library at http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/ozlit
8] Raree-show: an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass. Back to Line
14] Thermopylae: the site in Greece of the Battle of Thermopylae, which took place in 480 BCE. In the battle, 300 Spartans and their allies fell to the army of the Persian king Xerxes after relentless fighting at the Pass of Thermopylae. But for Greek victories at Salamis (a naval battle) and Plataea the following year, Greece would have been conquered by Xerxes. Back to Line
16] Waterloo: a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon suffered his final defeat. Back to Line
18] Inkermann: a battle fought in 1854 as part of the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. The battle was between the armies of Britain and France against the Imperial Russian Army. Despite being severely outnumbered, the allies defeated the Russians. Back to Line
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Poems (Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide: George Robinson, 1883).