Tag: Laura Secord

  • Mary Secord: A Canadian Ballad of 1813 by Fidelis

    [Curator’s note: The Mary Secord referred to in this poem is actually Laura Secord. Fidelis was the pen name of Agnes Maule Machar. A later version of this poem can be found here.] The sweet June moonlight softly fell On meadow, wood, and stream Where, ‘neath the crags of Queenston Heights, The green waves darkly…

  • Parked at the Mall by Heather Price

    Daredevils have been at the Falls 1812 brought us cannon balls Laura Secord was dear Warned British the U.S. was near Now we fight to get parked at the mall Source: Laroque, Corey. Here’s What the Poets are Saying. Niagara Falls, Ont.: Niagara Falls Review, November 21, 2009 This limerick won 1st place in the So You…

  • A Ballad For Brave Women by Charles Mair

    A STORY worth telling, our annals afford, ’Tis the wonderful journey of Laura Secord! Her poor crippled spouse hobbled home ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡With the news That Bœrstler was nigh ! “Not a minute to lose, Not an instant,” said Laura, “for stoppage or pause— I must hurry and warn our brave troops at Decaws.” “What ! you…

  • Laura Secord by Agnes Maule Machar

    During the so-called war of 1812-14 between England and the United States, Laura Secord, the wife of a crippled British veteran, saved the British forces from surprise and possible destruction by the heroic action narrated in the ballad. Her home lay near the celebrated Queenston Heights, a few miles from the Falls of Niagara. Softly…

  • Laura Secord; or, The Battle of Beaver Dams by Lieut.-Col. J. R. Wilkinson

    wilkinson laura Fought June 24th, 1813. British 47 Regulars and 200 Indians. Americans, 570 with 50 cavalry and 3 guns She knew, and her heart beat faster, ‡‡The foe would march that day ! And resolved, though only a woman, ‡‡To silently steal away And warn the outpost at Beaver Dams ; ‡‡Alone, and on…