Tag: Queenston

  • The Battle of Queenston Heights by William Thomas White

    A Patriotic Poem Written on the Anniversary of that Great Victory Ho ! ye who are  Canadians, and glory in your birth, Who boast your land the fairest of all the lands on earth, To-night go home with cheerful heart and lay all care aside, And set aglow your brightest lamps and throw the shutters…

  • Upon the Heights at Queenston by James L. Hughes

    UPON the heights at Queenston, ‡‡One dark October day, Invading foes were marshalled ‡‡In battle’s dread array ; Brave Brock looked up the rugged steep, ‡‡And planned a bold attack, “No foreign flag shall float” said he, ‡‡“Above the Union Jack !” His loyal-hearted soldiers ‡‡Were ready, every one, Their foes were thrice their number—…

  • Reminiscences by James McIntyre

    On the laying of the corner stone of the Brock monument at Queenston Heights, and the final interment of the General who had fallen at the battle of Queenston, Oct. 13th, 1812. The remains of his Aide, Col. McDonald, [Lt.-Col. John Macdonell] were also deposited under the new tower. A wail went o’er broad Canada,…

  • Bruce Trail by Jean Roland

    Glacier left these giant’s pebbles Strewn along a path Now green moss and brown earth Velvet our feet as we walk Leaves like ruffled lace Are sewn to its edges Sun caresses with delicate fingers Bright stars of flowers shine Purple, gold and white And the wind plays tag Giggling through the trees Source:  Captured Essence:…

  • The Death of Brock by Erieus

    Lines composed on seeing the Proposals of the Commissioners for erecting a Monument to the memory of the late MAJOR GENERAL SIR ISAAC BROCK. — In imitation of the death of WOLFE. CROWN’D with sad cypress Britannia sat mournful, Where Queenston’s bold heights overlook the broad plain; Her Garments were wet with the tears of…