1866 in poetry

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Ode on the Mammoth Cheese[edit]

In this year a masterpiece of cheese-making, a 7,000-pound Canadian behemoth produced in Perth, Ontario, and sent to exhibitions in Toronto, New York and Britain, was given its appropriate due in poetry by one James McIntyre (18281906), a Canadian known as "The Cheese Poet", whose work has outlasted his subject and might even make its fame immortal. Herewith, an excerpt of his "Ode on the Mammoth Cheese Weighing Over 7,000 Pounds":

We have seen thee, Queen of Cheese,
Lying quietly at your ease,
Gently fanned by evening breeze;
Thy fair form no flies dare seize.
All gaily dressed, soon you'll go
To the provincial show,
To be admired by many a beau
In the city of Toronto.
from "Ode on the Mammoth Cheese" [1]

McIntyre's poetry has been the subject of books in the twentieth century, however, the greatest boost to his fame probably came from a number of his poems being anthologized in the collection Very Bad Poetry, edited by Ross and Kathryn Petras (Vintage, 1997).

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Suarez, Michael F.; Woudhuysen, H. R., eds. (2013). The Book: A Global History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-967941-6. 
  2. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1891). "Hotten, John Camden". Dictionary of National Biography. 27. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  3. ^ Prins, Yopie (1999). Victorian Sappho. Princeton University Press. p. 153. ISBN 0-691-05919-5. 
  4. ^ Kendrick, Walter M. (1996). The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-520-20729-7. 
  5. ^ a b c d Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press ("If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year." — from the Preface, p vi)
  7. ^ Wagenknecht, Edward (1967). John Greenleaf Whittier: A Portrait in Paradox. New York: Oxford University Press. 
  8. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Coppée, François Édouard Joachim". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 102. 
  9. ^ Henderson, Helene, and Jay P. Pederson, editors, Twentieth-Century Literary Movements Dictionary, Detroit: Omnigraphics Inc., 2000