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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Odds and Ends, Other Items Of Interest About Robert


Published by Webmaster on 09/06/2003 (112214 reads)
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Anne Longepe and Iris Davies-Service

Let me introduce myself I am the daughter of the poet RW Service. My name is Iris Davies-Service. I am 84 years old, and I live in


where my parents settled a long time ago during six months of the year.

Robert's daugher Iris Davies-Service died on May 8th, 2006

Many congratulations to Arthur for the very good site. The work is well set out, delighting and interesting, celebrating the life and work of my father RW Service.

Owing to my great age, my remaining living daughter : Mrs. Anne Longepe and my grand daughter Charlotte Longepe :, can answer to all questions concerning her grandfather and great grandfather, RW Service. Some information is pointed out on this website.

My favorite poem is Fleurette.
I wish a pleasant reading and a lot of pleasure to RW Service's fans.
Thank you for getting in touch.
Best regards.
Anne Longepe and Iris Davies-Service.

Many thanks to both Iris and Anne for this contribution, their kind words, and for all the other items contributed to this web site in the Anne Longepe Collection within the library. The poem "Fleurette" is in the collection "Rhymes of a Red Cross Man" and is also available via the library.

GO 2-3-02 I have two favorite "stanzas", one from the last stanza of Prelude, Ballad of A Bohemian; "and here my simple songs of earth . . .", the other; 1st stanza, Prelude of Lyrics of a Low Brow. "Ah yes, I know my brow is low . . .".

MS 2-2-02 The Junior God>>>>then... The Ballad Of Sam McGee
I found this site to be very interesting, and will return for a longer look [formerly from Mount Florida, Glasgow ]

RS 2-2-02 I am getting along in years and have just recently acquired my first computer. My brother alerted me to this wonderful site because he knew I have been a life-long Service addict. I have known and memorized Service's poems most of my life. I have a small 4X6 1907 edition of "The Spell Of The Yukon" which I carried with me for many years on camping trips all over the United States. It is now worn, brittle and held together with tape. I memorized most of the contents and recited them to friends many nights around campfires. I later acquired a 1909 copy of "Ballads Of A Cheechako" and a 1917 copy of "Songs Of A Sourdough". Of course I later acquired both copies of his collected works which incorporate all of the previous individual works, published by Dodd Mead in the 1950s. I have a recoding of some of his works made by Stuart Hamblen in the '50s. I will be visiting this wonderful site often. Thank you so much for preserving the art and memory of on of my great heroes.


TS 2-28-02 I am 52 years old, and first I heard of Robert Service was when I was in the 3rd grade and happened to find his book, The Spell Of The Yukon. This book was stuck away back in our classroom, and the teacher tried to talk me out of reading it. As I remember, she said it was above my head and I should opt for her choice of Mother Goose or something she seemed to think might be better reading for me. Well, I'm glad I held on to that book and I read it cover to cover several times before giving it back. I've had a love for poetry and short stories by Service ever since.

FBH 2-26-02 This is an awesome site. My teenage son had never heard of this poem and I remembered it as one of my favorites when I was in school. I just read it to him and he liked it as well, and it brought back a lot of fond memories for me. Thank you for the effort you've put into this site. I just cannot believe there are schools who don't teach about the greats anymore.

MM 2-22-02 What a wonderful opening, having the sound bite of Mr. Service to greet the viewer. Had not read any Service poetry in years, but did a search and found this site. It is fun to once more read some peoples poems.

SG 2-18-02 Actually I have THREE favourite poems. Jean Despres, Atoll and Bessie's Boil. The first because it was the first of his poems I heard, The second because the lyrics are so profoundly moving, and the last because it Just Makes Me Laugh!!

M 2-17-02 I live in Anchorage Alaska where one of our high school is named after Robert Service. For short we just call it Service High. I was in reading a couple of days ago and my teacher read us this poem called "The Cremation of Sam McGee" I just loved it because it was really sad.

SM 2-7-02 Robert Service is the best poet ever! :)
This sight is a great help on school projects! :)

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