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390   CANADIAN HISTORY VOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

tell of actual and most thrilling experiences. Perhaps of all Canadian war literature, nothing has had deeper appeal than the late Lieut.-Col. John McCrae's beautiful poem, " In Flanders Fields."

Amongst the Canadian poets of this period we might repeat several names mentioned above, and acid the names of Archibald Lampmall, Isabella Valancy Craw-ford, William Wilfred Campbell, Bliss Carman, Ethelwyn ~Vetherald, Pauline Johnson (the descendant of the red-men), Dr. Drummond (the poet of "the habitant"), Frederick George Scott, Duncan Campbell Scott, Arthur Stringer, Robert Service, Theodore G. Roberts, Helena Coleman, Mrs. Jean Blewett, Marjorie Pickthall, and Louis Honore Frechette, who, for his Canadian poems, won a prize from the French `Academy. Still these would not exhaust the list of Canadians, by birth or adoption, who have written good verse.

If we turn now to the artists of Apt. Canada we are in the same difficulty. The painters, Jacobi, O'Brien, Forbes, Forster, Bell-Smith, Reid, Homer Watson, Suzor-Cote, Cullen, Jack-son, Toni Thompson, Curtis Williamson, Laura Muntz Lyall, and Florence Carlyle; and the sculptors, Hebert, MacCarthy, and Allward, are only a few of those well known to all who take an interest in Canadian art. But there are many other painters, as well as singers and musicians, whose names are worthy of remembrance.

In i88o the Royal Canadian Academe of Art was founded by the :Marquis of Lorne, then Governor-General; and his wife, the Princess Louise, herself an artist, took a great interest in this effort to encourage Canadian art. In the following year the Roval Society of Canada was founded for the encouragement of science and literature. Both societies are still flourishing.


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