William Henry Drummond
To His Lute by William Henry Drummond

To His Lute by William Henry Drummond

My lute, be as thou wert when thou didst growWith thy green mother in some shady grove,When immelodious winds but made thee move,And birds their ramage did on thee bestow.Since ...

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The Old Pine Tree by William Henry Drummond

The Old Pine Tree by William Henry Drummond

'Listen my child,' said the old pinetree, to the little one nestling near,'For the storm clouds troop together to-night,and the wind of the north I hearAnd perchance there may ...

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The Canadian  Country Doctor by William Henry Drummond

The Canadian Country Doctor by William Henry Drummond

I s'pose mos'ev'ry body t'ink hees job'sabout de hardes'From de boss man on de Guvernement topoor man on de townFrom de cure to de lawyer, an' de farmer to de school boyAn' all de ...

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How Bateese Came Home by William Henry Drummond

How Bateese Came Home by William Henry Drummond

1 W'en I was young boy on de farm, dat 's twenty year ago2 I have wan frien' he 's leev near me, call Jean Bateese Trudeau3 An offen w'en we are alone, we lak for spik ...

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The Wreck Of The “Julie Plante”: A Legend Of Lac St. Pierre by William Henry Drummond

The Wreck Of The “Julie Plante”: A Legend Of Lac St. Pierre by William Henry Drummond

1 On wan dark night on Lac St. Pierre, 2 De win' she blow, blow, blow, 3 An' de crew of de wood scow "Julie Plante" 4 Got scar't an' run below—5 For de ...

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Invocation by William Henry Drummond

Invocation by William Henry Drummond

PHOEBUS, arise! And paint the sable skies With azure, white, and red; Rouse Memnon's mother from her Tithon's bed, That she thy career may with roses spread; The nightingales ...

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Inexorable by William Henry Drummond

Inexorable by William Henry Drummond

MY thoughts hold mortal strife; I do detest my life, And with lamenting cries Peace to my soul to bring Oft call that prince which here doth monarchise: --But he, ...

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Change Should Breed Change by William Henry Drummond

Change Should Breed Change by William Henry Drummond

NEW doth the sun appear, The mountains' snows decay, Crown'd with frail flowers forth comes the baby year. My soul, time posts away; And thou yet in that frost Which ...

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To The Nightingale by William Henry Drummond

To The Nightingale by William Henry Drummond

Sweet bird, that sing'st away the early hoursOf winters past or coming, void of care,Well pleased with delights which present are,(Fair seasons, budding sprays, sweet-smelling ...

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Le Vieux Temps by William Henry Drummond

Le Vieux Temps by William Henry Drummond

1 Venez ici, mon cher ami, an' sit down by me--so2 An' I will tole you story of old tam long ago--3 W'en ev'ryt'ing is happy--w'en all de bird is sing4 An' ...

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Johnnie Courteau by William Henry Drummond

Johnnie Courteau by William Henry Drummond

Johnnie Courteau of de mountainJohnnie Courteau of de hillDat was de boy can shoot de gunDat was de boy can jomp an' runAn'it's not very often you ketch heem still Johnnie ...

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Her Passing by William Henry Drummond

Her Passing by William Henry Drummond

THE beauty and the life Of life's and beauty's fairest paragon --O tears! O grief!--hung at a feeble thread To which pale Atropos had set her knife; The soul with many a ...

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De Notaire Publique by William Henry Drummond

De Notaire Publique by William Henry Drummond

M'sieu Paul Joulin, de Notaire PubliqueIs come I s'pose seexty year hees lifeAn' de mos' riche man on Sainte AngeliqueW'en he feel very sorry he got no wife--So he's paint heem ...

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A Lament by William Henry Drummond

A Lament by William Henry Drummond

My thoughts hold mortal strife;I do detest my life,And with lamenting criesPeace to my soul to bringOft call that prince which here doth monarchize:But he, grim grinning King,Who ...

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De Nice Leetle Canadienne by William Henry Drummond

De Nice Leetle Canadienne by William Henry Drummond

1 You can pass on de worl' w'erever you lak,2 Tak' de steamboat for go Angleterre, 3 Tak' car on de State, an' den you come back, 4 An' go all de place, I don't ...

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Autumn Days by William Henry Drummond

Autumn Days by William Henry Drummond

In dreams of the night I hear the callOf wild duck scudding across the lake,In dreams I see the old convent wall,Where Ottawa's waters surge and break.But Hercule awakes me ere ...

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Summons To Love by William Henry Drummond

Summons To Love by William Henry Drummond

Phoebus, arise!And paint the sable skiesWith azure, white, and red:Rouse Memnon's mother from her Tithon's bedThat she may thy career with roses spread:The nightingales thy coming ...

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Leetle Lac Grenier by William Henry Drummond

Leetle Lac Grenier by William Henry Drummond

Leetle Lac Grenier, she 's all alone,Right on de mountain top,But cloud sweepin' by, will fin' tam to stopNo matter how quickly he want to go,So he'll kiss leetle Grenier down ...

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De Habitant by William Henry Drummond

De Habitant by William Henry Drummond

De place I get born, me, is up on de reeverNear foot of de rapide dat's call Cheval BlancBeeg mountain behin' it, so high you can't climb itAn' whole place she's mebbe two honder ...

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De Bell Of St. Michel by William Henry Drummond

De Bell Of St. Michel by William Henry Drummond

Go 'way, go 'way, don't ring no more, ole bell of Saint Michel,For if you do, I can't stay here, you know dat very well,No matter how I close ma ear, I can't shut out de soun',It ...

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De Snowbird by William Henry Drummond

De Snowbird by William Henry Drummond

O leetle bird dat's come to us w'en stormy win' she's blowin',An' ev'ry fiel' an' mountain top is cover wit' de snow,How far from home you're flyin', noboddy's never knowin'For ...

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Child Thoughts by William Henry Drummond

Child Thoughts by William Henry Drummond

WRITTEN TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVER-SARY OF MY BROTHER TOM 'S BIRTHDAYO memory, take my hand to-dayAnd lead me thro' the darkened bridgeWashed by the wild Atlantic sprayAnd ...

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The Log Jam by William Henry Drummond

The Log Jam by William Henry Drummond

1 Dere 'a s beeg jam up de reever, w'ere rapide is runnin' fas',2 An' de log we cut las' winter is takin' it all de room; 3 So boss of de gang is swearin', for not'ing ...

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Little Bateese by William Henry Drummond

Little Bateese by William Henry Drummond

You bad leetle boy, not moche you care How busy you 're kipin' your poor gran'pere Tryin' to stop you ev'ry day Chasin' de hen aroun' de hay- W'y don't you geev' ...

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Bateese And His Little Decoys by William Henry Drummond

Bateese And His Little Decoys by William Henry Drummond

O I'm very very tire Marie,I wonder if I'm able hol' a gunAn' me dat 's alway risin' wit' de sunAn' travel on de water, an' paddle ma canoeAn' trap de mink an' beaver de fall an' ...

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Doth Then The World Go Thus? by William Henry Drummond

Doth Then The World Go Thus? by William Henry Drummond

Doth then the world go thus? doth all thus move?Is this the justice which on earth we find?Is this that firm decree which all doth bind?Are these your influences, Powers ...

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M’sieu Smit by William Henry Drummond

M’sieu Smit by William Henry Drummond

THE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISHMAN IN THE CANADIAN WOODS.Wan morning de walkim boss say 'Damase,I t'ink you're good man on canoe d'ecorce,So I'll ax you go wit' your frien' ...

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Saint John Baptist by William Henry Drummond

Saint John Baptist by William Henry Drummond

THE last and greatest Herald of Heaven's King, Girt with rough skins, hies to the deserts wild, Among that savage brood the woods forth bring, Which he than man more harmless ...

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Madeleine Vercheres by William Henry Drummond

Madeleine Vercheres by William Henry Drummond

I've told you many a tale, my child, of theold heroic daysOf Indian wars and massacre, of villages ablazeWith savage torch, from Ville Marie to theMission of Trois RivieresBut ...

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Memories by William Henry Drummond

Memories by William Henry Drummond

O spirit of the mountain that speaks to us to-night,Your voice is sad, yet still recalls past visions of delight,When 'mid the grand old Laurentides, old when the earth was ...

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De Stove Pipe Hole by William Henry Drummond

De Stove Pipe Hole by William Henry Drummond

Dat's very cole an' stormy night on Village St. Mathieu,W'en ev'ry wan he's go couche, an' dog was quiet, too--Young Dominique is start heem out see Emmeline Gourdon,Was leevin' ...

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Spring Bereaved 2 by William Henry Drummond

Spring Bereaved 2 by William Henry Drummond

SWEET Spring, thou turn'st with all thy goodly train, Thy head with flames, thy mantle bright with flow'rs: The zephyrs curl the green locks of the plain, The clouds for joy in ...

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This Life Which Seems So Fair by William Henry Drummond

This Life Which Seems So Fair by William Henry Drummond

This Life, which seems so fair,Is like a bubble blown up in the airBy sporting children's breath,Who chase it everywhereAnd strive who can most motion it bequeath.And though it ...

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Madrigal by William Henry Drummond

Madrigal by William Henry Drummond

LIKE the Idalian queen, Her hair about her eyne, With neck and breast's ripe apples to be seen, At first glance of the morn In Cyprus' gardens gathering those fair flow'rs ...

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De Papineau Gun by William Henry Drummond

De Papineau Gun by William Henry Drummond

AN INCIDENT OF THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837.Bon jour, M'sieu'--you want to know'Bout dat ole gun--w'at good she's for?W'y! Jean Bateese Bruneau--mon pere,Fight wit' dat gun on ...

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Johnnie’s First Moose by William Henry Drummond

Johnnie’s First Moose by William Henry Drummond

De cloud is hide de moon, but dere's plain-tee light above,Steady Johnnie, steady-kip your head downlow,Move de paddle leetle quicker, an' de ole canoewe'll shoveT'roo de water ...

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The Rose Delima by William Henry Drummond

The Rose Delima by William Henry Drummond

You can sew heem up in a canvas sack,An' t'row heem over boar' You can wait till de ship she 's comin' backDen bury heem on de shoreFor dead man w'en he 's dead for sure,Ain't ...

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Ole Tam On Bord-A-Plouffe by William Henry Drummond

Ole Tam On Bord-A-Plouffe by William Henry Drummond

I lak on summer ev'ning, w'en nice cool win' is blowin'An' up above ma head, I hear de pigeon on de roof,To bring ma chair an' sit dere, an' watch de current flowin'Of ole Riviere ...

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The Habitants Summer by William Henry Drummond

The Habitants Summer by William Henry Drummond

O, who can blame de winter, never min' de hard he 's blowin' 'Cos w'en de tam is comin' for passin' onhees roun' De firse t'ing he was doin' is start de sky asnowin'An' mak' de ...

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The Oyster Schooner by William Henry Drummond

The Oyster Schooner by William Henry Drummond

W'at's all dem bell a ringin' for, a canhear dem ev'ry w'ere?W'at's bring de peop' togeder on de w'arf atTrois Rivieres,Dat happy crowd is look so glad, w'y are deycomin' dere?O! ...

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Pelang by William Henry Drummond

Pelang by William Henry Drummond

Pelang! Pelang! Mon cher garcon,I t'ink of you--t'ink of you night and day--Don't mak' no difference, seems to meDe long long tam you're gone away.* * * * *De snow is deep on de ...

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Maxime Labelle by William Henry Drummond

Maxime Labelle by William Henry Drummond

Victoriaw: she have beeg war, E-gyp's de nam' de place--An' neeger peep dat's leev 'im dere, got very black de face,An' so she's write Joseph Mercier, he's stop on Trois ...

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When Albani Sang by William Henry Drummond

When Albani Sang by William Henry Drummond

Was workin' away on de farm dere, wanmorning not long ago,Feexin' de fence for winter--'cos dat'sw'ere we got de snow!W'en Jeremie Plouffe, ma neighbor, comeover an' spik wit' ...

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Little Mouse by William Henry Drummond

Little Mouse by William Henry Drummond

Get along leetle mouse, kick de snow upbehin' youFor it's fine winter road we 're travelto-nightWit' de moon an' de star shinin' up on de skydereW'y it 's almos' de sam' as de ...

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The Red Canoe by William Henry Drummond

The Red Canoe by William Henry Drummond

De win' is sleepin' in de pine, but O! denight is black!An' all day long de loon bird cry on Lac Waya-gamack-No light is shinin' by de shore for helpin' steerheem t'rooW'en out ...

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Bateese The Lucky Man by William Henry Drummond

Bateese The Lucky Man by William Henry Drummond

He's alway ketchin' dore, an'he 's alwayketchin' troutOn de place w'ere no wan else can ketch at allHe 's alway ketchin' barbotte, dat 's w'at youcall bull-pout,An' he never miss ...

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Spring Bereaved 3 by William Henry Drummond

Spring Bereaved 3 by William Henry Drummond

ALEXIS, here she stay'd; among these pines, Sweet hermitress, she did alone repair; Here did she spread the treasure of her hair, More rich than that brought from the Colchian ...

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The Old House And The New by William Henry Drummond

The Old House And The New by William Henry Drummond

Is it only twelve mont' I play de fool,You're sure it 's correc' , ma dear?I 'm glad for hearin' you spik dat wayFor I t'ink it was twenty year,Since leffin' de leetle ole house ...

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The Windigo by William Henry Drummond

The Windigo by William Henry Drummond

Go easy wit' de paddle, an' steady wit' deoarGeev rudder to de bes' man you got amongde crew,Let ev'ry wan be quiet, don't let dem sing nomoreW'en you see de islan' risin' out of ...

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De Camp On De by William Henry Drummond

De Camp On De by William Henry Drummond

You 'member de ole log-camp, Johnnie, up on de Cheval Gris,W'ere we work so hard all winter, long ago you an' me?Dere was fourteen man on de gang, den, all from our own ...

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