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Lundy's Lane and Other Poems   By: (1862-1947)

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Lundy's Lane

and Other Poems

By

Duncan Campbell Scott

Author of "The Magic House," "In the Village of Viger," etc., etc.

McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart Publishers :: :: :: :: Toronto

Copyright, 1916, By GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

Printed in the United States of America

To the Memory of My Daughter

ELIZABETH DUNCAN SCOTT

1895 1907

CONTENTS

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THE BATTLE OF LUNDY'S LANE 13

VIA BOREALIS Spring on Mattagami 25 An Impromptu 36 The Half Breed Girl 38 Night Burial in the Forest 41 Dream Voyageurs 44 Song: Creep into My Heart 45 Ecstasy 46

LYRICS, SONGS AND SONNETS Meditation at Perugia 49 At William MacLennan's Grave. Near Florence 53 The Wood Spring to the Poet 56 The November Pansy 63 The Height of Land 68 New Year's Night, 1916 77 Fragment of an Ode to Canada 79 Fantasia 84 The Lover to His Lass 86 The Ghost's Story 90 Night 92 The Apparition 94 At Sea 96 Madonna with Two Angels 98 Mid August 100 Mist and Frost 105 The Beggar and the Angel 110 Improvisation on an Old Song 117 O Turn Once More 121 At the Gill Nets 124 A Love Song 126 Three Songs: I Where love is life 128 II Nothing came here but sunlight 129 III I have songs of dancing pleasure 129 The Sailor's Sweetheart 131 Feuilles d'Automne 133 To the Heroic Soul: I Nurture thyself, O Soul! 135 II Be strong, O Warring Soul! 136 Retrospect 138 Frost Magic: I Now in the moonrise, from a wintry sky 139 II With these alone he draws in magic lines 140 In Snow Time 142 To a Canadian Lad Killed in the War 143

THE CLOSED DOOR By a Child's Bed 147 Elizabeth Speaks 149 A Legend of Christ's Nativity 154 Willow Pipes 163 Angel 164 Christmas Folk Song 165 From Beyond 166 The Leaf 167 A Mystery Play 168

LINES IN MEMORY OF EDMUND MORRIS 179

THE BATTLE OF LUNDY'S LANE

THE BATTLE OF LUNDY'S LANE

Rufus Gale speaks 1852

Yes, in the Lincoln Militia, in the war of eighteen twelve; Many's the day I've had since then to dig and delve But those are the years I remember as the brightest years of all, When we left the plow in the furrow to follow the bugle's call. Why, even our son Abner wanted to fight with the men! "Don't you go, d'ye hear, sir!" I was angry with him then. "Stay with your mother!" I said, and he looked so old and grim He was just sixteen that April I couldn't believe it was him; But I didn't think I was off and we met the foe again, Five thousand strong and ready, at the hill by Lundy's Lane. There as the night came on we fought them from six to nine, Whenever they broke our line we broke their line, They took our guns and we won them again, and around the levels Where the hill sloped up with the Eighty ninth, we fought like devils Around the flag; and on they came and we drove them back, Until with its very fierceness the fight grew slack... Continue reading book >>




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