Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon Poems
- To My Husband On Our Wedding-D... I leave for thee, beloved ...
- Our Saviour And The Samaritan ...
- The Garden Of Gethsemane The place is fair and tranquil, ...
- Autumn Winds “Oh! Autumn winds, what means this plaintive ...
- A Canadian Summer Evening The rose-tints have faded from out ...
- Cornelia’s Jewels Among the haughtiest of her sex, in noble, ...
- A Boy’s Hopes Dear mother, dry those flowing tears, They ...
Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon (January 12, 1829 – September 20, 1879), born Rosanna Eleanor Mullins, was a Canadian writer and poet. She was "one of the first English-Canadian writers to depict French Canada in a way that earned the praise of, and resulted in her novels being read by, both anglophone and francophone Canadians."
Leprohon was born on January 12, 1829, in Montreal to Francis and Rosanna Mullins. The second daughter of a wealthy merchant, she was educated at the Convent of the Congregation of Notre Dame. She later wrote the poems "A Touching Ceremony" and "On the Death of the Same Reverend Nun" to honor the nuns and convent.
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To My Husband On Our Wedding-Day
I leave for thee, beloved one,
The home and friends of youth,
Trusting my hopes, my happiness,
Unto thy love and truth;
I leave for thee my girlhood's joys,
Its sunny, careless mirth,
To bear henceforth my share amid
The many cares of earth.
And yet, no wild regret I give
To all that now I leave,
The golden dreams, the flow'ry wreaths
That I no more may weave;
The future that before me lies
A dark and unknown sea --
Whate'er may be its storms or shoals,
I brave them all with thee!
I will not tell thee now of love