Philip Joseph Holdsworth

(1849 - 1902 / Australia)

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Philip Jospeh Holdsworth was born in Balmain, near Sydney,on the 12th January, 1849; his father was English, his mother Irish.

He was the Editor of the Sydney `Athenaeum', he also worked with the `Illustrated Sydney News'.

For many years he was Cashier in the Treasury, Sydney; afterwards Secretary,
Forest Department, untill 1892. He died 19th January, 1902. ... more »

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Hast Thou Forgotten Me?

HAST thou forgotten me? the days are dark—
Light ebbs from heaven, and songless soars the lark—
Vexed like my heart, loud moans the unquiet sea—
Hast thou forgotten me?

Hast thou forgotten me? O dead delight
Whose dreams and memories torture me to-night—
O love—my life! O sweet—so fair to see—
Hast thou forgotten me?

Hast thou forgotten? Lo, if one should say—
Noontide were night, or night were flaming day—
Grief blinds mine eyes, I know not which it be!
Hast thou forgotten me?

Hast ...

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