Susanna Strickland Moodie
Susanna Strickland Moodie Poems
- The Dying Hunter To His Dog Lie down -- lie down! -- my noble...
- The Sleigh-Bells 'Tis merry to hear, at evening time, ...
- The Step Mother Well I recall my Father's wife, ...
- My Autograph What -- write my name! How vain the...
- Fancy And The Poet Poet -- Enchanting spirit! --...
Susanna Moodie (nee` Susanna Strickland) was born on December 6, 1803. She was a British author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada. She was the younger sister of Catherine Parr Traill, and both were educated by their parents. She wrote her first children's book in 1822, and published other children's stories in London, including books about Spartacus and Jugurtha. In London she was also involved in the anti-slavery movement. On April 4, 1831, she married John Moodie, a retired officer who had served in the Napoleonic Wars. With her husband, daughter, and sister, she emigrated to Canada into 1832, to a farm near Peterborough, Upper Canada, where her brother Samuel worked ... more »
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The Dying Hunter To His Dog
Lie down -- lie down! -- my noble hound,
That joyful bark give o'er;
It wakes the lonely echoes round,
But rouses me no more --
Thy lifted ears, thy swelling chest,
Thy eyes so keenly bright,
No longer kindle in my breast
The thrill of fierce delight;
When following thee on foaming steed
My eager soul outstripped thy speed --
Lie down -- lie down -- my faithful hound!
And watch this night by me,
For thee again the horn shall sound