James McIntyre

[The Cheese Poet] (25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906 / Forres, Scotland)

James McIntyre Poems

121. People Will Talk 5/4/2012
122. Poe 5/4/2012
123. Poetry 5/4/2012
124. Port Burwell 5/4/2012
125. Port Stanley 5/4/2012
126. Potato Bug Exterminators 5/4/2012
127. Prof. Longmuir 5/4/2012
128. Prologue 1/3/2003
129. Prophecy Of A Ten Ton Cheese 1/3/2003
130. Questions And Answers 5/4/2012
131. Rabbit Story 5/4/2012
132. Reminiscences 5/4/2012
133. Response To Sentiment Of Scottish Poets 5/4/2012
134. Robert Burns 5/4/2012
135. Robert Fleming Gourley 5/4/2012
136. Salford Parsonage 5/4/2012
137. Saxe 5/4/2012
138. Scottish Names In Oxford County 5/4/2012
139. Shelley 5/4/2012
140. Snake And Potato Bug 5/4/2012
141. St. Andrew And Halloween 5/4/2012
142. St. Andrews Anniversary 5/4/2012
143. St.Catharines 5/4/2012
144. St.Thomas 5/4/2012
145. T.D Mkee 5/4/2012
146. Tennyson 5/4/2012
147. Tercentenary Ode On Shakespeare 5/4/2012
148. The Brothers Stuart 5/4/2012
149. The Cheese Pionner 5/4/2012
150. The Great Fire Of Ingersoll 5/4/2012
151. The Joys Of Prairie Farmers 5/4/2012
152. The London Flood 5/4/2012
153. The Power Of Steam 5/4/2012
154. The Shires On The Moray Frith 5/4/2012
155. Thomas Campbell 5/4/2012
156. Tiger and Elephant 5/8/2015
157. Tom Moore 5/4/2012
158. Transformation Scene 5/4/2012
159. Victoria Park And Caledonian Games 5/4/2012
160. Walt Whitman 5/4/2012
Best Poem of James McIntyre

Oxford Cheese Ode

The ancient poets ne'er did dream
That Canada was land of cream,
They ne'er imagined it could flow
In this cold land of ice and snow,
Where everything did solid freeze,
They ne'er hoped or looked for cheese.

A few years since our Oxford farms
Were nearly robbed of all their charms,
O'er cropped the weary land grew poor
And nearly barren as a moor,
But now the owners live at ease
Rejoicing in their crop of cheese.

And since they justly treat the soil,
Are well rewarded for their toil,
The land enriched by goodly cows,
Yie'ds plenty now to ...

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Hints To Cheese Makers

Addressed to Jonathan Wingle, Esq.


All those who quality do prize
Must study color, taste and size
And keep their dishes clean and sweet,
And all things round their factories neat,
For dairymen insist that these
Are all important points in cheese.

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