William Henry Drummond

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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 ve ...
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Little Bateese
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-
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2.
A Lament
My thoughts hold mortal strife;
I do detest my life,
And with lamenting cries
Peace to my soul to bring
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The Wreck Of The "Julie Plante": A Legend Of Lac St. Pierre
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—
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Change Should Breed Change
NEW doth the sun appear,
   The mountains' snows decay,
Crown'd with frail flowers forth comes the baby year.
   My soul, time posts away;
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De Nice Leetle Canadienne
You can pass on de worl' w'erever you lak,
Tak' de steamboat for go Angleterre,
Tak' car on de State, an' den you come back,
An' go all de place, I don't care--
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Diane Barr 29 July 2019
We had his book of poetry when I was a kid, I took it to school and never saw it again. I loved his humour, and remember a poem starting with: The win she blow at Lac St. Jean, The weather she was bad, Does anyone remember it.?
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english is boring 17 September 2018
why is english so dead-beat trash
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Anne Marie 22 February 2018
Hi , I actually have a question whether this author had a poem with the name Elodie in it
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David Brydges 18 December 2014
Somebody needs to do an editing as their is a mish mash mess of poems written by the 16th century Scottish poet William Henry Drummond that are mixed with the 19th century Irish-Canadian poet Dr. William Henry Drummond. dave
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Chris Green 03 January 2006
Just a not to point out the obvious: the biography of Drummond (born 1854 in Ireland) which is at the head of this page, is wrong: how could his father have died in Scotland in 1610? The biography is for someone else.
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P Goodridge 12 December 2004
n0 commeny now for moi
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