Tag: biographies

  • On the Death of Major-General Brock by J.H.R.

    Low-bending o’er the rugged bier, The soldier drops the mournful tear For life departed, valor driven Fresh from the fields of death to Heaven. But time shall fondly trace the name Of Brock, upon the scrolls of Fame, And those bright laurels, which should wave Upon the brow of one so brave Shall flourish vernal…

  • Judy’s Hootenanny by Bob Chambers

                     ♪          ♪ Come all you young people      and listen to me, Never smoke cigarettes or   ♪      a corpse you will be, For once it was smart, but  ♫      now it’s forlorn, And smoking will kill you      as sure as you’re born! ♪          ♪ The cartoon was drawn by Bob Chambers, who worked for the…

  • The Hon. Wm. Hamilton Merritt by George Coventry

    Born July 3, 1793 ; Died July 6, 1862, Aged 69 Years If, in thy wanderings o’er this beauteous earth, ….A solemn thought should contemplate the doom Of minds inheriting intrinsic worth, ….Go mark the spot where Merritt lies entombed ! An active life, the path he sought aright ….For his adopted country ;—through each…

  • Niagara Falls, I Do Not by Scott Manley Hadley

    Staring at the waterBeside the top of Niagara FallsThinking about throwing myself in. My sister is visiting and I am exhausted byPretending I don’t want to dieWhich makes me want death more. I imagine my body smashing against the rocksOrBeing pummelled under by the water. I see myFatBaldSadBodyFloating down the riverOn its backDisgusting the otherFatBaldSadBodies…

  • Death of an Immigrant by Bobbie Kalman

    My father cheated death a number of times. People called him a hero. In Hungary, he was my hero. But our Revolution failed, and our dreams were denied. On Dad’s 35th birthday, we fled our country in the middle of the night. “You’re so lucky you got out,” those left behind cried. But my father…