title of this little anthology suggests the scope and
limitations of the book. It contains selections from
the productions of the best known of our younger Canadian
poets. The volume, it is believed, contains no poem
published before the year 1880.
The supplement, which is an
addition to the original plan of the book, represents
within somewhat narrow limits the notable work produced
in recent years by some of our women writers.
Grateful acknowledgments are
due to the authors represented in this collection for
kind permission to use their poems and for the generous
aid which they have given me. The poems that represent
the work of the late George Frederick Cameron, are here
published through the courtesy of his brother, the Rev.
C. J. Cameron, M.A., of Brockville. To Mrs. Crawford
of Toronto I am indebted for the use of the two poems
of her daughter, the late Isabella Valancy Crawford.