Who is William Henry Drummond

William Henry Drummond (April 13, 1854 – April 6, 1907) was 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. Shortly after his birth Drummond family moved to Tawley, where he attended school. The family emigrated to Canada in 1864, settling in Montreal, Quebec.George Drumm died in 1866, leaving the family...
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William Henry Drummond Poems

  • Spring Bereaved Iii
    Alexis, here she stay'd; among these pines,
    Sweet hermitress, she did alone repair;
    Here did she spread the treasure of her hair,
    More rich than that brought from the Colchian mines. ...
  • Spring Bereaved Ii
    Sweet Spring, thou turn'st with all thy goodly train,
    Thy head with flames, thy mantle bright with flow'rs:
    The zephyrs curl the green locks of the plain,
    The clouds for joy in pearls weep down their show'rs. ...
  • The Canadian Country Doctor
    I s'pose mos'ev'ry body t'ink hees job's about de hardes'
    From de boss man on de Guvernement to poor man on de town
    From de curé to de lawyer, an' de farmer to de school boy
    An' all de noder feller was mak' de worl' go roun'. ...
  • Phil-o-rum Juneau

    In the days of the "Old Regime" in Canada, the free life of the ...
  • This Life Which Seems So Fair
    This Life, which seems so fair,
    Is like a bubble blown up in the air
    By sporting children's breath,
    Who chase it everywhere ...
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Stevecooke: the cruel treatment of cattle act, & the subsequent creation of the spca is followed by a new wave of publications, including from william drummond, william youatt, schopenhauer again, j.s. mill, and finally henry salt.
Ufmworldwide: you are invited to the ufm scottish thanksgiving evening on fri 7 oct at 7.30pm. with william brown, ufm deputy director and stories of what the lord is doing around the globe. trinity possil henry drummond church g22 6sr. all welcome.
Ufmworldwide: save the date! on friday 7 october you are warmly invited to the ufm worldwide scottish thanksgiving evening. 7.30pm at trinity possil henry drummond church, glasgow g22 6sr. with william brown, ufm deputy director, & mission updates. all welcome.
Vanoklertiashvi: now watching: stanley kramer's "inherit the wind" starring spencer tracy as henry drummond (patterned after clarence darrow), fredric march as matthew harrison brady (patterned after william jennings bryan), gene kelly as e. k. hornbeck (patterned after henry l. mencken), 1960.
Arthurbundy: my favorite is spencer tracy as henry drummond aka clarence darrow. fredric march as matthew harrison brady aka william jennings bryan.
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The Sunshine Seeks My Little Room
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The sunshine seeks my little room
To tell me Paris streets are gay;
That children cry the lily bloom
All up and down the leafy way;
That half the town is mad with May,
With flame of flag and boom of bell:
For Carnival is King to-day;
So pen and page, awhile farewell.

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