Title:Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. First Edition.
Publisher:  Lewis W. Shannon / Alexander Moore, Kingston / Boston , 1887, 1887
Seller ID: 90411
CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. Kingston : Lewis W. Shannon / Boston : Alexander Moore, 1887. First Edition. "Printed at the Daily News Office, Kingston." Pp (20),-295,(1). 8vo, green pressed cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt.
Watters p. 32, Rhodenizer p. 883.
George Frederick Cameron (b. September 24, 1854, New Glasgow, Pictou County Nova Scotia - d. September 17, 1885, Kingston, Ontario) a Canadian poet, lawyer, and journalist.
"In accordance with the last wishes of the author, the first portion of his manuscript is here submitted to vour judgment. This volume represents about one fourth of his life work. If it is well received, the rest will follow in due course. This is a Canadian contribution to our common literature, and I hope that it may be thought by the old world a worthy interpreter of our younger and broader national life." - from the preface.
Arranged in the following sections :
Lyrics of Freedom (pp 3-60). I. Cuba. II. Russia. III. France. IV. Columbia. V. Erin.
Lyrics of Love (pp 61-136). Adelphi (pp 137-146). Lyrics in Pleasant Places and Other Places (pp 147-223) Ysolte (pp 225-248). Lyrics on Death (pp 249-274). Sacred (pp 275-278).
His Last Lyrics (pp 280-294). L'Envoi – To the Poets of the Past and Future.
The poems include: "My Political Faith", " Justice", "Columbia vs. Freedom", "Nay, Strike Again", "The Cuban Dead", "Alexis Romanoff ", "Columbia - Russia !", "The Czar", "To The Czar", "Bunker Hill", "Amoris Finis", "The Beacon Hill Coquette", "Aperotos", "Lurline", "Cursed be the Bigotry", "The Mayflower", "Edgar Allen Poe", "Quid Refert?", "McDonald Clarke", "Three Sonnets: On Leaving Nova Scotia, 1874" (pp.172-174), "To John Rhode. A Postal", "Tybee" [Tybee Island, Georgia], "The 'Week' vs. Wendell Phillip", "To Wendell Phillips", "The Poet's Reason", "Bunker Hill, 1885", "To John Carruthers, Esq., Glenvale", "Lord Byron" and many more.
George Frederick Cameron [1854-1885] was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, September 24th, 1854, and moved with his family to Boston in the spring of 1869. He entered the Boston University of Law in 1872, worked as a lawyer in Boston until 1882, when he entered Queen's University and was the prize poet in 1883. In March 1883, he became Editor of the Kingston News. He died of heart disease on the 17th of September, 1885.
Lightly rubbed, a little wear to spine ends and corners, penned name, else very good in a solid original binding.. 150.00