George Essex Evans

(18 June 1863 – 10 November 1909 / London, England)

George Essex Evans Poems

41. A Vision Of Christ 4/13/2010
42. Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie 4/13/2010
43. Auri Sacra Fames 4/13/2010
44. A Commonplace Song 4/13/2010
45. A Drought Idyll 4/13/2010
46. Australia 4/13/2010
47. In Collins Street 4/13/2010
48. A Federal Song 4/13/2010
49. Lux In Tenebris 4/13/2010
50. The Nation Builders 4/13/2010
51. Brunton Stephens 4/13/2010
52. John Farrell 4/13/2010
53. At The Base Hospital 4/13/2010
54. By The Sea 4/13/2010
55. Failure 4/13/2010
56. An Australian Symphony 1/4/2003
57. Eland’s River 4/13/2010
58. A Pastoral 1/4/2003
59. A Nocturne 1/4/2003
60. The Women Of The West 1/4/2003
61. Morning Land 4/13/2010
62. A Grave By The Sea 4/13/2010

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  • Sid Barker (12/31/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    The South Australian Register for 13 July 1897 gives details of a Jubilee song by George Essex Evans Victoria, Empress of the Free with music by George Christian Neech. I have failed to find any further reference to it and cannot trace the music. Can anybody help?

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Best Poem of George Essex Evans

A Grave By The Sea

No white cloud sails the lonely sky,
Thro’ the gaunt trees no breezes sigh,
Thro’ the lush grass no fall of feet;
No song of bird in all the land,
But, floating faintly, dreamily,
The distant dirge of waves that beat
In discontent upon the sand.
Here, where all Nature seems aswoon,
Time, languid as a summer stream,
Drifts down the sweet soft afternoon;
And Death, discrowned of terror, brings
Surcease to souls that wake not soon,
And casts above Life’s fevered dream
Cool shadows of Immortal Wings.

Here, by the old graves overgrown,
A bare ...

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An Australian Symphony

Not as the songs of other lands
   Her song shall be
Where dim Her purple shore-line stands
   Above the sea!
As erst she stood, she stands alone;
Her inspiration is her own.
From sunlit plains to mangrove strands
Not as the songs of other lands
   Her song shall be.

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