Who is Robert William Service

Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon". The middle name 'William' was in honour of a rich uncle. When that uncle neglected to provide for him in his will, Service dropped the middle name.Born in Lancashire of Scottish descent, he was a bank clerk by trade, but spent long periods travelling in the west in the United States and Canada, often in poverty. When his bank sent him to the Yukon, he was inspired by tales of the Klondike Gold Rush, and wrote two poems, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", which showed remarkable authenticity from an author with no experience of gold-mining, and enjoyed immediate popularity. Encouraged by this, he quickly wrote more poems ...
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  • Prelude: Ballads Of A Bohemian
    Alas! upon some starry height,
    The Gods of Excellence to please,
    This hand of mine will never smite
    The Harp of High Serenities. ...
  • L'envoi - Ballads Of A Bohemian
    We've finished up the filthy war;
    We've won what we were fighting for . . .
    (Or have we? I don't know).
    But anyway I have my wish: ...
  • The Bright Side
    Oh, one gets used to everything!
    I hum a merry song,
    And up the street and round the square
    I wheel my chair along; ...
  • L'envoi (songs Of A Sourdough)
    You who have lived in the Land,
    You who have trusted the trail;
    You who are strong to withstand,
    You who are swift to assail; ...
  • Rhymes Of A Rolling Stone - Prelude
    I sing no idle songs of dalliance days,
    No dreams Elysian inspire my rhyming;
    I have no Celia to enchant my lays,
    No pipes of Pan have set my heart to chiming. ...
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Life 295 God 292 Never 262 Heart 262 I Love You 234 Love 234 Night 210 Away 194 Joy 179 Good 175

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Davidcranmerun1: william greer - wikipedia william robert greer (september 22, 1909 – february 23, 1985) was an agent of the u.s. secret service, best known as being the driver of president john f. kennedy's presidential limousine in the motorcade through dealey plaza in
Davidcranmerun1: to robert lee bullard. robert lee bullard took over command of the 1st infantry division ("big red one") from william l. sibert, holding this post from december 1917 to july 1918. when the war department created the chemical warfare service (cws) later that spring, pershing
Davidcranmerun1: service with two brothers in 1919, which merged with general dynamics in 1959. i.b. hale was married to the former virginia kingsbery, and the couple had at least three sons (twins robert allen hale and william hale, and timothy hale). hale became a
Tsucollegeofag: this week tsu welcomes the us forest service. visitors include tina terrell, robert lee, johnny grace, eston williams, jonathan gill, william marcano. today they visited the tsu mcminnville research center.
Nicolasmithypno: thank you grandad xxx robert william smith trooper service number 7935478 died 03/10/1943 aged 33 1st royal tank regiment, r.a.c.
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