Canadian Poetry from the Beginnings through the First World War

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Table Of Contents

Part One: Foundations
Robert Hayman (1575–1629)
from Quodlibets
Henry Kelsey (1667?–1724)
rhymed prologue to his Journals
Donncha Rua Mac Conmara (c. 1716–1810)
Donncha Rua i dTalamh an Éisc
Anonymous (1745)
Nathaniel’s Tilt
Anonymous (1750)
Nova Scotia. A New Ballad
Joseph Stansbury (1740–1809)
To Cordelia
Deborah How Cottnam (“Portia”) (1728–1806)
On Being Asked What Recollection Was
A piece for a Sampler
Henry Alline (1748–1784)
from Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Book I, Hymn LII: The conduct of most sailors
Book III, Hymn VI: Sion comforted, or religion reviving
Jacob Bailey (1731–1808)
[Verse Against the New Lights]
Anne Hecht (fl. 1786)
Advice to Mrs. Mowat
Roger Viets (1738–1811)
Jonathan Odell (1737–1818)
Our thirty-ninth Wedding day
The Comet of 1811
The Battle of Queen’s Town, Upper Canada
Griselda Tonge (c. 1803–1825)
To My Dear Grandmother, on her 80th Birth Day
Oliver Goldsmith (1794–1861)
The Rising Village
Anonymous (1829)
Canadian Boat-Song
Anonymous (1838)
The Fight at Montgomery’s
M. Ethelind Sawtell (fl. 1840–1851)
Achievements of a Volunteer Corps
The Indian’s Refusal
Douglas Huyghue (“Eugene”) (1816–1891)
The Miner’s Tale
George William Gillespie (d. 1847)
The Canadian Dominie’s Lament
Lines on Canada
Canadian Woodsman’s Farewell to His Log House
George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh) (1818–1869)
[Once More I See My Fathers’ Land]
[War Song] (1847)
[War Song] (1850)
Charles Sangster (1822–1893)
On Queenston Heights
from Sonnets, Written in the Orillia Woods
Midnight Sonnet 1874–’75
Alexander Mclachlan (1818–1896)
We Live in a Rickety House
The Anglo-Saxon
Young Canada Or Jack’s as Good as His Master
The Man Who Rose From Nothing
Cartha Again
Pamelia Vining Yule (1826–1897)
The Beech-Nut Gatherer
The Drunkard’s Child
Rosanna Eleanor Mullins Leprohon (1829–1879)
Husband and Wife
Given and Taken
Charles Heavysege (1816–1876)
sonnets from Jephtha’s Daughter
James Anderson (1842–1923)
The Prospector’s Shanty
Song of the Mine
John Arthur Phillips (1842–1907)
The Factory Girl
Anonymous (1873)
A Popular Creed
James Mcintyre (1827–1906)
Ode on the Mammoth Cheese
Agnes Maule Machar (“Fidelis”) (1837–1927)
Quebec to Ontario: A Plea for the Life of Riel, September, 1885
Our Lads to the Front!
Charles Mair (1838–1927)
“The Song” from “The Last Bison”
Part Two: Continuations
Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850–1887)
“Love Me, Love My Dog”
Love’s Forget-Me-Not
The Dark Stag
The Canoe
The Hidden Room
Malcolm’s Katie: A Love Story
William Wilfred Campbell (1860?–1918)
Indian Summer
The Winter Lakes
August Evening on the Beach, Lake Huron
How Spring Came (To the Lake Region)
On the Ledge
The Dread Voyage
Morning on the Shore
At Even
The Lazarus of Empire
Bereavement of the Fields
Charles G.D. Roberts (1860–1943)
To Fredericton in May-Time
Tantramar Revisited
The Poet Is Bidden to Manhattan Island
An Ode for the Canadian Confederacy
The Potato Harvest
The Mowing
The Flight of the Geese
The Winter Fields
The Pea-Fields
The Salt Flats
Ave! (An Ode for the Shelley Centenary, 1892)
The Herring Weir
In an Old Barn
In a City Room
The Fear of Love
The Skater
Heat in the City
Philander’s Song
Going Over
The Iceberg
As Down the Woodland Ways
Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
Low Tide on Avon
Low Tide on Grand Pré
A Windflower
The Eavesdropper
A Sea Child
The Ships of St. John
Noons of Poppy
A Vagabond Song
The Lanterns of St. Eulalie
from Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics
Before the Snow
The Ghost-yard of the Goldenrod
Wild Geese
The Winter Scene
May in the Selkirks
Archibald Lampman (1862–1899)
Love Doubt [The Growth of Love I]
For my Darling [The Growth of Love II]
Among the Timothy
Morning on the Lièvre
The Railway Station
In November [sonnet]
A Night of Storm
Winter Evening
A January Morning
In November
Across the Pea-Fields
A Sunset on the Lower St. Lawrence [A Sunset at Les Eboulements]
To a Millionaire
The City of the End of Things
White Pansies
On Lake Temiscamingue
from A Portrait in Six Sonnets
In the Wilds
Winter Uplands
Duncan Campbell Scott (1862–1947)
At the Cedars
The Onondaga Madonna
Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon
The Forsaken
Dulse Gathering
The Wood Peewee
The Height of Land
The Closed Door
To a Canadian Aviator Who Died for His Country in France
En Route
At Gull Lake: August, 1810
Chiostro Verde
Sophia Almon Hensley (1866–1946)
Rondeau – When Summer Comes
Slack Tide
Somewhere in France
Susan Frances Harrison (“Seranus”) (1859–1935)
Les Chantiers
Niagara in Winter
Pauline Johnson (1861–1913)
The Song My Paddle Sings
The Idlers
The Corn Husker
Low Tide at St. Andrews
Lullaby of the Iroquois
The Train Dogs
Kate Simpson Hayes (1852–1943)
Prairie Verses
Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940)
The Humming-bird
June Apples
The World Well Lost
A Winter Picture
Each to Her Own
Hester Prynne Speaks
Marie Joussaye (1864?–1949)
Only a Working Girl
Two Poets
Francis Sherman (1871–1926)
In Memorabilia Mortis
The Last Storm
The Watch
To Doctor John Donne
So, After All, When All Is Said and Done
F.G. Scott (1861–1944)
The Unnamed Lake
The Penalty
Call Back Our Dead
Frances Jones Bannerman (1855–1944)
Love Belated
I Would Not, Dear
May Austin Low (1863–1958)
The Coming of the Roslyn Castle
Marjorie Pickthall (1883–1922)
Persephone Returning to Hades
A Mother in Egypt
Père Lalemant
The Green Month
The Pool
The Wife
Robert Service (1874–1958)
The Shooting of Dan McGrew
The Stretcher-Bearer
My Cross
Chief K’hhalserten Sepass (1841?–1943)
The Beginning of the World
John Mccrae (1872–1918)
In Flanders Fields
Helena Coleman (1860–1953)
Oh, Not When April Wakes the Daffodils
Convocation Hall
When First He Put the Khaki On
Frank Prewett (1893–1962)
The Somme Valley, 1917
Card Game
Burial Stones
The Soldier
Index of Authors and Titles

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