William Henry Drummond (13 April, 1854 – 6 April, 1907 / Mohill, County Leitrim)
William Henry Drummond is an Irish-born Canadian poet whose humorous dialect poems made him "one of the most popular authors in the English-speaking world," and "one of the most widely-read and loved poets" in Canada."His first book of poetry, The Habitant (1897), was extremely successful, establishing for him a reputation as a writer of dialect verse that has faded since his death."
He was born near Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland in 1854, as William Henry Drumm, the oldest of four sons of George Drumm and Elizabeth Morris Soden. The family emigrated to Canada in 1864, settling in Montreal. George Drummon died in 1866, leaving the family facing poverty. Mrs. ... more »
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- A Lament
- Autumn Days
- Bateese And His Little Decoys
- Bateese The Lucky Man
- Change should breed Change
- Child Thoughts
- De Bell Of St. Michel
- De Camp On De
- De Habitant
- De Nice Leetle Canadienne
- De Notaire Publique
- De Papineau Gun
- De Snowbird
- De Stove Pipe Hole
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