This week in the stacks: I found a poem, To the Lady Charlotte Rawdon: From the banks of the St. Lawrence, written by the Irish poet Thomas Moore at the beginning of the 19th century while he travelled through the United States and Canada. There are some beautiful images of the pristine countryside that used to be, and I wanted to share a little bit of it with you:
I dreamt not then that, ere the rolling year
The full poem can be found in Epistles, Odes, and Other Poems (1806). This volume describes the rest of Moore's travels in America and Canada and is available as a free ebook from Google Books.
Erin Bedford, writer.