The Coming of the Princess, and Other Poems

Kate Seymour MACLEAN (1829 - 1916)

There is truth, doubtless, in the remark, that we are enriched less by what we have than by what we hope to have. As the poetic art in Canada has had little of an appreciable past, it may therefore be thought that the songs that are to catch and retain the ear of the nation lie still in the future, and are as yet unsung. Doubtless the chords have yet to be struck that are to give to Canada the songs of her loftiest genius; but he would be an ill friend of the country's literature who would slight the achievements of the present in reaching solely after what, it is hoped, the coming time will bring.

But whatever of lyrical treasure the future may enshrine in Canadian literature, and however deserving may be the claims of the volumes of verse that have already appeared from the native press, I am bold to claim for these productions of Mrs. MacLean's muse a high place in the national collection and a warm corner in the national heart. - Summary by G. Mercer Adam, in the preface.

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction, by G. Mercer Adam Sonia
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Play 02 Envoi Sonia
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Play 03 The Coming of the Princess Ross Klatte
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Play 04 Bird Song Ross Klatte
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Play 05 An Idyll of the May Ross Klatte
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Play 06 The Burial of the Scout Ross Klatte
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Play 07 Questionings Ross Klatte
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Play 08 Pansies Ross Klatte
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Play 09 November Meteors Ross Klatte
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Play 10 Pictures in the Fire Sonia
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Play 11 A Madrigal Ross Klatte
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Play 12 The Ploughboy Sonia
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Play 13 The Voice of Many Waters Ross Klatte
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Play 14 The Death of Autumn Ross Klatte
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Play 15 A Farewell Sonia
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Play 16 The News-Boy's Dream of the New Year Ross Klatte
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Play 17 The Old Church on the Hill Ross Klatte
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Play 18 The Burning of Chicago Sonia
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Play 19 The Legend of the New Year CJ Baars
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Play 20 By the Sea-Shore at Night Sonia
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Play 21 Resurgam CJ Baars
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Play 22 Written in a Cemetery Sonia
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Play 23 Marguerite Ross Klatte
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Play 24 The Watch-Light Ross Klatte
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Play 25 New Year, 1868 Ross Klatte
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Play 26 Thanksgiving Ross Klatte
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Play 27 Miserere Ross Klatte
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Play 28 Beyond Ross Klatte
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Play 29 The Sabbath of the Woods Ross Klatte
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Play 30 A Valentine Sonia
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Play 31 Snow-Drops Ross Klatte
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Play 32 Easter Bells Ross Klatte
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Play 33 In the Sierra Nevada Ross Klatte
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Play 34 Summer Rain Sonia
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Play 35 A Baby's Death Nina Lily
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Play 36 Christmas Sonia
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Play 37 My Garden Livia F.
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Play 38 River Song Sonia
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Play 39 The Return Ross Klatte
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Play 40 Voices of Hope Ross Klatte
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Play 41 In the Country Ross Klatte
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Play 42 Science, the Iconoclast Ross Klatte
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Play 43 What the Owl Said to Me Sonia
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Play 44 Our Volunteers Nina Lily
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Play 45 Night, - A Phantasy Sonia
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Play 46 A Monody Ross Klatte
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Play 47 Minnie Ross Klatte
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Play 48 The Golden Wedding Ross Klatte
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Play 49 Verses Written in Mary's Album Ross Klatte
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Play 50 The Woods in June Ross Klatte
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Play 51 The Isle of Sleep Sonia
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Play 52 The Battle Autumn of 1862 Ross Klatte
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Play 53 In War Time Kalynda
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Play 54 Christmas Hymn Sonia
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Play 55 Te Deum Laudamus Ross Klatte
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Play 56 A November Wood-Walk Ross Klatte
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Play 57 Resignation Ross Klatte
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Play 58 Euthanasia Sonia
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Play 59 Ballad of the Mad Ladye Sonia
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Play 60 The Coming of the King Ross Klatte
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Play 61 With a Bunch of Spring Flowers Sonia
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Play 62 The Higher Law Ross Klatte
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Play 63 May Sonia
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Play 64 Two Windows Sonia
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Play 65 The Meeting of Spirits Nina Lily
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Play 66 George Brown Sonia
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Play 67 Tide-Water Sonia
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Play 68 Forgotten Songs Nina Lily
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Play 69 To the Daughter of the Author of 'Violet Keith' Nina Lily
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Play 70 A Prelude, and a Bird's Song Nina Lily
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Play 71 An April Dawn Sonia
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