ISBN-10: 1346821925

ISBN-13: 9781346821924

No apology is made for bringing this quantity earlier than the general public. numerous of the poems it includes have been mere makes an attempt to alleviate the monotonous regimen of faculty lifestyles; a lot of them have been written lower than international skies, and this may account for that loss of nationwide spirit which the identify of the quantity may appear to indicate. they've got all been written swiftly, and with common interruptions, in order that no time was once left for refining or amplifying. those feedback usually are not made to prevent feedback. those that glance with a jealous eye to the distinction of English literature, are sure to move what judgment they please upon each intruder into the groves of Parnassus, despite any extenuating conditions that could be introduced forth in terms of palliation.

The dearth of nationwide literature in Canada is to be deplored; and no matter what could have an inclination to stimulate task during this line ought to not be discouraged. The heritage of Canada has a poetic heritage. Our everyone is via nature vulnerable to literature, as might be noticeable from the excessive personality of our domestic journals and from the massive importation of international books and magazines. but our nationwide literature is meagre, in comparison with that of alternative nations whose merits haven't been more desirable to our personal. will not be the pearly whiteness of our skies, the placid loveliness of our lakes, the lonely majesty of our forests, in addition to the heroic struggles of our ancestors for the flag which they so dearly enjoyed, healthy issues for poetic concept and for minstrel reverie? it really is real that we glance to the mummy nation for our types; yet didn't the Greek colonies produce a literature beneficial to be in comparison to that of Athens in her glory?

It is was hoping that those comments won't look presumptuous; and because the prisoner whose case is hopeless appeals to the mercy of the court docket in an effort to ameliorate his situation, so the author of those verses lays apart his pen, promising to impose no additional upon public sentiment.

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