William Henry Drummond

(13 April, 1854 – 6 April, 1907 / Mohill, County Leitrim)

William Henry Drummond Poems

1. The Habitants Jubilee Ode 4/12/2010
2. The Canadian Magpie 4/12/2010
3. The Grand Seigneur 4/12/2010
4. The Cure Of Calumette 4/12/2010
5. The Old Sexton 4/12/2010
6. The Dublin Fusilier 4/12/2010
7. The Hill Of San Sebastian 4/12/2010
8. Marie Louise 4/12/2010
9. My Little Cabane 4/12/2010
10. The Corduroy Road 4/12/2010
11. The Oyster Schooner 4/12/2010
12. Ole Docteur Fiset 4/12/2010
13. National Policy 4/12/2010
14. Mon Frere Camille 4/12/2010
15. Strathcona's Horse 4/12/2010
16. Two Hundred Years Ago 4/12/2010
17. Mon Choual 4/12/2010
18. The Habitants Summer 4/12/2010
19. The Rose Delima 4/12/2010
20. The Old Pine Tree 4/12/2010
21. Maxime Labelle 4/12/2010
22. Pelang 4/12/2010
23. The Old House And The New 4/12/2010
24. When Albani Sang 4/12/2010
25. The Red Canoe 4/12/2010
26. The Canadian Country Doctor 4/12/2010
27. Spring Bereaved 3 1/4/2003
28. Bateese The Lucky Man 4/12/2010
29. Little Mouse 4/12/2010
30. The Windigo 4/12/2010
31. De Camp On De 4/12/2010
32. Donal Campbell 4/12/2010
33. Dreams 4/12/2010
34. Spring Bereaved 1 1/4/2003
35. Leetle Lac Grenier 4/12/2010
36. Ole Tam On Bord-A-Plouffe 4/12/2010
37. De Bell Of St. Michel 4/12/2010
38. Child Thoughts 4/12/2010
39. M'sieu Smit 4/12/2010
40. Doth Then The World Go Thus? 1/13/2003

Comments about William Henry Drummond

  • Diane Barr (7/29/2019 6:30:00 PM)

    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 (9/17/2018 11:57:00 PM)

    why is english so dead-beat trash

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  • Anne Marie (2/22/2018 7:24:00 PM)

    Hi , I actually have a question whether this author had a poem with the name Elodie in it

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  • David Brydges (12/18/2014 10:43:00 AM)

    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 (1/3/2006 8:13:00 AM)

    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 (12/12/2004 12:16:00 PM)

    n0 commeny now for moi

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Best Poem of William Henry Drummond

How Bateese Came Home

1 W'en I was young boy on de farm, dat 's twenty year ago
2 I have wan frien' he 's leev near me, call Jean Bateese Trudeau
3 An offen w'en we are alone, we lak for spik about
4 De tam w'en we was come beeg man, wit' moustache on our mout'.

5 Bateese is get it on hees head, he 's too moche educate
6 For mak' de habitant farmerre--he better go on State--
7 An' so wan summer evening we 're drivin' home de cow
8 He 's tole me all de whole beez-nesse--jus' lak you hear me now.

9 'W'at 's use mak' foolish on de farm? dere 's no ...

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MY thoughts hold mortal strife;
   I do detest my life,
   And with lamenting cries
   Peace to my soul to bring
Oft call that prince which here doth monarchise:
   --But he, grim-grinning King,
Who caitiffs scorns, and doth the blest surprise,
Late having deck'd with beauty's rose his tomb,
Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.