Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | March 12, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—March 13, 2009: Niagara

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate


♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) was an English poet.  He is best known for his poetry about World War I.  Brooke never experienced combat but died of sepsis on his way to the Battle of Gallipoli as part of the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.   


This week’s text, Niagara Falls (1913), is part of his travel diaries for the Westminster Gazette.  Those diaries described the trip he took to the United States and Canada as part of his recuperation from a nervous collapse. 

Notes for the text:  a ‘tout’ is someone who solicits business in an annoying manner.


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