William Henry Drummond
William Henry Drummond Poems
- The Wreck Of The "Julie Plante...
- Little Bateese You bad leetle boy, not moche you care ...
- How Bateese Came Home 1 W'en I was young boy on de farm, ...
- De Nice Leetle Canadienne You can pass on de worl' ...
- De Notaire Publique M'sieu Paul Joulin, de Notaire ...
- A Lament My thoughts hold mortal strife; I do detest my ...
- Her Passing THE beauty and the life Of ...
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 verse that has faded since his death."
He was born near Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland in 1854, as William Henry Drumm, the oldest of four sons of George Drumm and Elizabeth Morris Soden. The family emigrated to Canada in 1864, settling in Montreal. George Drummon died in 1866, leaving the family ... more »
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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—
5 For de win' she blow lak hurricane,
6 Bimeby she blow some more,
7 An' de scow bus' up on Lac St. Pierre
8 Wan arpent from de shore.
9 De captinne walk on de fronte deck,
10 An' walk de hin' deck too—
11 He call de crew from up de hole,
12 He call de cook also.
13 De cook she 's name was Rosie,
14 She come from Montreal, ...