Songs of Manhood. First Edition

By: WOOD, Frederick Barnes

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WOOD, Frederick Barnes. Songs of Manhood. London : George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1908. First Edition. Pp. 152. Small 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering and border to front, gilt lettering to spine, a.e.g. A collection of poems by this Windsor, NS author, (b. 1855), who later moved to St. John's in the 1890s, where he opened "Woods West End Candy and Fruit Store" which, in its heyday was described as "the most patronized and most popular restaurant in St. John's." O'Dea 1420, Laugher p. 609. Not in Rhodenizer. "Pref. written in Newfoundland. Some poems have Newfoundland setting." - O'Dea. The preface is dated June, 1908 in St. John's Newfoundland. This copy also has the following "Note" (measuring 3 3/4 x 4") tipped in : "The author of this book of verse regrets that owing to his not having seen the proofs, severalannoying miss-prints appear therein, such as ''twins;' for "queens" in fif th verse of Vera; "life," for "lift" in eleventh verse of Madge; "thy air of Canada,' for " air O Canada" in eighth verse of Canada; " of life," for "O life " in last verse of A Strenuous life, and others that will be notice d by the reader. St. John's, Nfld., August, 1908." The poems: "Manhood- AToast," "Greeting," "The Home-Land" [beginning, "Terra Nova, we have heard thee"], "Russia and Japan" [pp.8-12, on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905], "God save our Terra Nova," "The Problem," "Boundaries," "Knowledge," "The Greatest Mystery," "One Way," "Good-Bye," "Whence?," "Christmas Day Song," "The Singer," "Of Pioneers," "Peace—Its Cost," "Belief or Unbelief," "Honour and Life," "Life's Kaleidoscope," "Rebellious," "God," "The Worshippers of God," "We are of British Blood," "Truth's Champion," "An Allegory," "The Preacher," "Fisher Folk," "Brave Queens of Toil," "Mother's Farewell," "The Restoration," "Unending," "Dame Nature's Way," "My Lady," "Head and Heart" "My Queen," "Knowledge," "Love's Surrender," "Snow," "Vera, Little Vera," "Before You Came," "'Only an Old Maid'," "Evolution," "Love's Endurance," "'Tis You and I Together, Love," "Aspirations," "Canada in South Africa" [pp.78-79, Canadian on the Boer War], "The Scandalizer," "Retribution," "The Perfect Man," "The Future Years," "A Song of Time," "Immortality," "The Mystic," "San Francisco- Valparaiso" [p.87, on the earthquakes], "Atheism," "Christmas Musings," "Canada" [pp.90-92], "Our Motherland" "A Coronation Hymn" "Victoria—In Memoriam" "Death of the Queen" "The Burial of our Queen" "The British Empire to the American Republic" "A Prayer" "A Thanksgiving Ode Mayflowers," "Cupid's Prank," "The Difference," "Victor Hugo," "Cheer up, Thou Crushed, Remorseful Soul," "American Opinion," "Madge — A Woman's Portrait," "Is Death Gain?," "A Nation's Strength," "Heroism," "Welcome," "Canadian Sympathy," "Unworthy of Regret," "Summer's Last Kiss," "Beauty," "The Pianist," "Of Truth," "Dame Nature's Conqueror," "Sorrow and Life," "Our Empire's Flag," "War," "A Song of the Agnostic," "A Strenuous Life," "England," "Woman — A Toast," "Poesy," "Ignorance," "Blow, Blow, ye Winds," "Poets," "The Loss of H.M.S. Victoria" [pp.148-9, on the Royal Navy battleship which onJune 22, 1893, collided with another battleship HMS Camperdown in the Medi twerranean, off Tripoli], "To my Father," and "My Mother." Ex-library (inkstamps for Windsor Academy Library to title page, the verso of the flyleaf and on pp. 95 & 19, scaring to rear endpapers due to pouch removal, numberedspine), front hinge cracked, head of spine worn and frayed, split to front hinge, lower corner of p. 29 chipped, a few small light stains, one or two small pencilled marks to individual poems, else very good. Some wear to fr ont board and spine, else very good. Scarce. 75.00

Title: Songs of Manhood. First Edition

Author Name: WOOD, Frederick Barnes

Categories: 41,

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons Limited,, London, 1908,:

Seller ID: 54768

Keywords: LITERATURE POETRY NOVA SCOTIA NEWFOUNDLAND CANADA CANADIAN POETS LITERARY HISTORY,