Robert W. Service

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Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". He is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses). His vivid descriptions of the Yukon and its people made it seem that he was a veteran of the Klondike gold rush, instead of the late-arriving bank clerk he actually was. "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day."

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Robert W. Service #Society

Photo of Robert W. Service The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.
Robert W. Service #Failure #Success

Photo of Robert W. Service No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.
Robert W. Service #Poetry

Photo of Robert W. Service Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.
Robert W. Service #Society

Photo of Robert W. Service I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors.