Edwardian and Georgian Canadian Poets
1900-1930


 

 

Lays of the ‘True North,’

AND

OTHER CANADIAN POEMS

BY

AGNES MAULE MACHAR,

AUTHOR OF
‘STORIES OF NEW FRANCE,’ ‘MARJORIE’S CANADIAN WINTER,’
‘ROLAND GRAEME, KNIGHT,’ ETC.

 

     ‘And that true North, whereof we lately heard
A strain to shame us, “Keep ye to yourselves,
So loyal is too costly! friends,—your love
Is but a burden; loose the bond and go.”
—Is this the tone of empire?’
                                   TENNYSON: Ode to the Queen.

 

LONDON:
ELLIOT STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C.
TORONTO: THE COPP, CLARK CO., LIMITED.
1899.




 

CONTENTS.

[Dedication: ‘To Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria’]
[Preface]

THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE CANADIAN POEM
CANADA TO THE LAUREATE
OUR CANADIAN FATHERLAND
PRAYER FOR DOMINION DAY, 1890
THE NEW WORLD
CANADA’S BIRTHDAY
THE PASSING OF CLOTE-SCARP, OR GLOOSCAP
NÔTRE DAME DES ANGES
A BIRTHDAY SONG
THE THERMOPYLÆ OF NEW FRANCE
THE PASSING OF PÈRE LA BROSSE
IN ACADIE
LAURA SECORD
QUEBEC TO ONTARIO
CANADA OUR HAME
A FRATERNAL GREETING FROM CANADA
A SONG FOR CANADA

 

II.—CANADIAN WOODNOTES.


IN THE FOREST
SPRING BIRDS
THE SOUTH-WEST WIND
AN APRIL DAY
THE LEGEND OF THE MAYFLOWER
THE COMING OF THE SPRING
WELCOME TO THE HEPATICA, OR LIVERWORT

MAY-DAYS

THE HERALDS OF SPRING
THE WHIP-POOR-WILL
SPRING’S UNDERTONE
DRIFTING AMONG THE THOUSAND ISLANDS
A SUMMER SUNSET
THE INDIAN PIPE
AN AUGUST MORNING
THE HAPPY ISLANDS
TO A FRIEND IN EUROPE
THE CREEK
SEPTEMBER AMONG THE THOUSAND ISLANDS
A DIRGE FOR THE DYING SUMMER
AN INDIAN SUMMER CAROL
OCTOBER GOLD
ST. MARTIN’S SUMMER
GOLDEN-ROD AND ASTERS
NOVEMBER FANCIES
PREMONITION
IN ‘MELANCHOLY DAYS’

 

III.—ECHOES OF LIFE AND THOUGHT


THE MYSTIC SINGER
UNTRODDEN WAYS; OR, TWO VISIONS
LOVE AND PRIDE
SCHILLER’S DYING VISION
THE ANGELS’ VISIT
IN A STUDIO
THE SPIRIT OF BEAUTY
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
REALITY
THE BATTLE OF THE HUNS
IN THE ELIZABETHAN GARDEN AT HEIDELBERG
IN AFGHANISTAN
THE PRINCE AND HIS BRIDE
THE STORMING OF THE ICE PALACE
KHARTOUM
GARFIELD’S FUNERAL DAY
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
TO THE HEIGHTS
A CHRISTMAS RIME
‘THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD’
SALVE, JUVENIS!
THE PILGRIMS IN THE DESERT
WAITING YET
A PRESAGE
ARDENVOHR
A MOONLIGHT VISION
THE LOST PICTURE
A MODERN DRYAD
A MISUNDERSTANDING
LEFT BEHIND
THE ROYAL FUNERAL
THE SILENT HOUR
AN ADVENT HYMN
BE PATIENT AND ENDURE
THE STAR IN THE WEST
L’ENVOI
EASTER LILIES
FOR THE TERCENTENARY OF THE DEATH OF JOHN KNOX
THE GRAVE OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
ROBERT BROWNING DEAD
TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
CHARLES KINGSLEY
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
WHITTIER’S ‘HOLY FLOWERS’
OUR DEPARTED LAUREATE
IMMANUEL
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
IN MEMORIAM
IN VAIN
TENOS, THOU GOOD ONE: A TENDER FAREWELL
THE AFTER-GLOW
BON VOYAGE!
THE SOWER
AT LAST
A NEW YEAR’S WISH
IN MEMORIAM
‘WHO SHALL ROLL AWAY THE STONE?’
THE SPRING IN THE WILDERNESS
‘LORD, THAT I MAY RECEIVE MY SIGHT!’
THE BETTER PART
A BURNS ANNIVERSARY
A NEW YEAR’S GREETING
A FAREWELL
VALE ET SALVE!

 

IV.—BALLADS OF LOVE AND LABOUR.


AFTER THE SILVER WEDDING
THE MADONNA OF THE ENTRY
JOE BIRSE, THE ENGINEER
THE GOOD-BYE AT THE DOOR
CHRISTMAS IN THE HOSPITAL
THE NEW CRUSADE
A THANKSGIVING HYMN

 

V.—SONNETS.


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
THE EMPEROR WILLIAM
UNSER FRITZ
CAPE ETERNITY
ASSOCIATION
THE HAREBELL AND THE CATARACT
ROBERT BROWNING
THE WHITE CITY
PRESENT-DAY SONNETS
THE CIRCLING YEAR
A FAREWELL GREETING TO LORD AND LADY ABERDEEN ON THEIR LEAVING CANADA

 

VI.—THE WINDGED VICTORY: A DRAMATIC POEM