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Truth

Frederick George Scott 1861 (Montreal, Quebec) – 1944 (Quebec City, Quebec)

I SAW Truth on the mountains, golden-shod
  With day-dawn, girt about with skies
  Of azure mist, half veiling from man's eyes
Her silent face and gaze upturned to God.
Beneath were clouded steeps of shale and sod,
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  Tracked deviously by feet that human-wise
  Toiled upward, but toiled vainly towards the prize;
Some following, shunning some where others trod.
Yet in the darkness oft there came, "I see,"
  From eager hearts I met. "Behold!" men cried,
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  Yet variously; "such are Truth's features high."
Self's shadow, form the soul's intensity
  Cast on the mist, not such the face I spied,
  Calm, sovereign, silent, upturned 'midst the sky.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Frederick George Scott

Frederick George Scott was a Canadian poet and author, known as the Poet of the Laurentians. He is sometimes associated with Canada's Confederation Poets, a group that included Charles G. D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. Scott published 13 books of Christian and patriotic poetry. Scott was a British imperialist who wrote many hymns to the British Empire—eulogizing his country's roles in the Boer Wars and World War I. Many of his poems use the natural world symbolically to convey deeper spiritual meaning. Frederick George Scott was the father of poet F. R. Scott. more…

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