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The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle - Collected Edition is a volume collecting 3 volumes of poems written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in 1922 by John Murray. The 3 volumes are: Songs of the Road, Songs of Action and The Guards Came Through and Other Poems. As Conan Doyle wrote in his preface, 12 new poems and a one-act play (The Journey) has been added to this edition.

The book has the same dedication than in Songs of the Road (1911) : "To J. C. D. This-and All. February 1911"



Editions

  • The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle (21 september 1922, John Murray [UK])
  • The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle (14 september 1928, John Murray's Fiction Library [UK])


Foreword

If it were not for the hillocks
You'd think little of the hills;
The rivers would seem tiny
If it were not for the rills.
If you never saw the brushwood
You would under-rate the trees;
And so you see the purpose
Of such little rhymes as these.


Preface

This volume contains nearly the whole of the three small collections named "Songs of Action," "Songs of the Road," and "The Guards came through." To these are added a number of new pieces : "The Farewell," "Now then, Smith!" "To my Lady," "A Reminiscence of Cricket," "The Bugles of Canada," "Christmas in Trouble," "To Carlo," "To Ronald Ross," "Little Billy," "Take Heart," "Retrospect," and "Comrades." There is also added a short poetical one-act play, "The Journey."

Arthur Conan Doyle.
March 1922


Poems




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