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James McIntyre (1827-1906)

Nova Scotia


              1If you are sulky, Nova Scotia,
              2We'll gladly let you float away
              3From out our Confederation;
              4You sicken us with sily agitation.
              5If any more our patience you do tax
              6We'll let you go to Halifax.

Notes

1] "Lines written when Nova Scotia was threatening to withdraw from the Confederation." [poet's note] Liberal Premier W. S. Fielding (1884-86) campaigned on the repeal of the Canadian Confederation (The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2nd edn. [Edmonton: Hurtig, 1988]: 1531, 1534).


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: James McIntyre, Musings on the Banks of Canadian Thames, including poems on local, Canadian and British subjects, and lines on the great poets of England, Ireland, Scotland and America, with a glance at the wars in Victoria's reign (Ingersoll: H. Rowland, 1884): 22. B-11 1857 Fisher Rare Books Library.
First publication date: 1884
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1999.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/21

Form: couplets


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