"When I Was King"

Title"When I Was King"
Year for Search1905
AuthorsLawson, Henry (1867-1922)
Secondary TitleThe Bulletin (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Volume / Edition26
Pagination35
Date PublishedJanuary 26, 1905
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Eutopia. Poem written from the perspective of a king who got rid of the slums and built good houses, gave land to the farmers, and worked with his people. At the end he gives in to requests that he don the royal regalia and is corrupted.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his When I Was King and Other Verses (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1905), 1-9; and in his A Fantasy of Man. Vol. 2 of Complete Works. Ed. Leonard Cronin (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Lansdowne, 1984), 217.

Holding Institutions

A, ATL, VUW

Author Note

An Australian author (1867-1922) who lived off and on in New Zealand from 1893-1902.

Full Text

1905 Lawson, Henry (1867-1922). “When I Was King.” The Bulletin (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 26 (January 26, 105): 35. Rpt. in his When I Was King and Other Verses (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1905), 1-9; and in his A Fantasy of Man. Vol. 2 of Complete Works. Ed. Leonard Cronin (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Lansdowne, 1984), 217. A, ATL, VUW

Eutopia. Poem written from the perspective of a king who got rid of the slums and built good houses, gave land to the farmers, and worked with his people. At the end he gives in to requests that he don the royal regalia and is corrupted. An Australian author who lived off and on in New Zealand from 1893-1902.