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Robert W. Service

1874 - 1958

"Robert Service was born in England in 1874. After spending his childhood in Scotland he came to Canada and there commenced the life of wandering and adventure which has given birth to songs, rhymes, ballads and poems that have spread over the whole world.

His vagabond career, bounded by Alaska and Turkey, by England and Mexico, has been such a diversity of add jobes in so many places than an actual chronicle of it is well nigh impossible.

Mr. Service, who escaped to America from the German invasion of France, later returned to that country where he spent the remainder of his days.

In his poetry, however, he still lives as a vagabond in the hearts of his many readers. He has caught the spirit of wanderlust latent in every one of us and his verses will live on forever."


Service, Robert W. The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1916. Print.

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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
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