William Charles Wentworth
William Charles Wentworth Poems
- Love She loves me! From her own bliss-breathing lips ...
- Words Words are deeds. The words we hear May revolutionize ...
- A Coast View High 'mid the shelves of a grey cliff, that yet ...
- Australasia Celestial poesy! whose genial sway Earth's ...
Explorer and barrister, born on Norfolk Island on 26th October, 1790 and educated in England.
In 1813 Wentworth, accompanied by Lawson and Blaxland, made the first recorded crossing of that part of the Great Dividing Range known as the Blue Mountains.
Wentworth was probably the original Republican, advocating self-government for Australia. He drafted the constitution which gave NSW self-government in 1855.
Wentworth rebuilt Vaucluse House which had began as a humble cottage in 1803. He, and his wife Sarah and their 10 children, lived in the house from 1827-53 and again from 1861-62. Some of the original family belongings and furniture are on display in ... more »
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She loves me! From her own bliss-breathing lips
The live confession came, like rich perfume
From crimson petals bursting into bloom!
And still my heart at the remembrance skips
Like a young lion, and my tongue, too, trips
As drunk with joy! while every object seen
In life's diurnal round wears in its mien
A clear assurance that no doubts eclipse.
And if the common things of nature now
Are like old faces flushed with new delight,
Much more the consciousness of that ...