Acadian Legends and Lyrics

Place Published: New York
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Co, NY.
Date Published: 1889
Edition: 2nd Edition
Binding: Hard Cover

Second US Edition. 3-1/2 x 6 inches. ix,(3),[3]-148 pages. Cloth gilt 1/4 spine , with decorative gilt and flowered front boards. . Cover edges worn and insides good. Former owners name and date (June 23 - 96) on first page. Good condition. Nice copy.

This about Poutrincourt's Return to Port Royal (Canada) - The Baptism of Membertou - The Naming of the Gaspereau - Legend of Glooscap - Departure of Glooscap - Resettlement of Acadia - The Phantom Light of the Baie des Chaleurs - and more.

The author wrote several books about Canada and the Nova Scotia area.

"ARTHUR WENTWORTH HAMILTON EATON, M.A., D.C.L., poet, priest, educator and historian, was born at Kentville, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of William Eaton, a descendant of a Puritan family and at one time Inspector of Schools for his county, and Anna Augusta Willoughby Hamilton, of New England Puritan stock.

His higher education was received at Dalhousie College, Halifax, and at Harvard University where he graduated in arts with the class of 1880. [Of this class, Theodore Roosevelt was a member.] The honorary degree, D.C.L., was conferred on him in 1905, by King's College University, in recognition of his literary achievements and high scholastic attainments.

Ordained deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in 1884, and priest the next year, he was, for a time, incumbent of the parish of Chestnut Hill, Boston.

In 1889, his first book of verse, Acadian Legends and Lyrics, so favourably reviewed by the critics. His Legends and Ballads must continue to hold their distinctive place in Canadian verse." Garvin, John William, ed. Canadian Poets 1916 quote
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