John Arthur Phillips
Biography of John Arthur Phillips
Carole Gerson (Canadian Poetry From the Beginnings Through the First World War [Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1994]: 112) notes that Phillips emigrated from Liverpool to Canada in 1865 and worked as a journalist, rising to the position of President, Ottawa.
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John Arthur Phillips Poems
Cyder: Book Ii
O Harcourt, Whom th' ingenuous Love of Arts Has carry'd from Thy native Soil, beyond Th' eternal Alpine Snows, and now detains In Italy's waste Realms, how long must we
The Factory Girl
She wasn't the least bit pretty, And only the least bit gay; And she walked with a firm elastic tread, In a business-like kind of way.
The Splendid Shilling
-- -- Sing, Heavenly Muse, Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime, A Shilling, Breeches, and Chimera's Dire.
Cyder: Book I
-- -- Honos erit huic quoq; Pomo? Virg. What Soil the Apple loves, what Care is due
Cyder: Book I
-- -- Honos erit huic quoq; Pomo? Virg.
What Soil the Apple loves, what Care is due
To Orchats, timeliest when to press the Fruits,
Thy Gift, Pomona, in Miltonian Verse
Adventrous I presume to sing; of Verse
Nor skill'd, nor studious: But my Native Soil
Invites me, and the Theme as yet unsung.