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Victoria Park, Halifax
Photograph by David Murray
Verse by John Steele found in Selections from Scottish Canadian Poets; Being a Collection of the Best Poetry Written by Scotsmen and Their Descendants in the Dominion of Canada, published in 1900 under the auspices of the Caledonian Society of Toronto, printed by Imrie, Graham & Co.
Nearly everything known about the poet is contained in the accompanying photograph and biography:
I'm willing to bet a bottle of Lagavulin that the versifying John Steele is very same John Steele, laborer, who is recorded here in the 1851 Census of New Brunswick:
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For the day, one more from the fecund Mr Steele: