Foreign News: O Canada

Death sought last week a kindly and distinguished Canadian, just turned three score and ten, vacationing at Cedarhurst, his rustic estate on Lake Memphremagog, Quebec. Robert Stanley Weir, for 16 years Recorder of Montreal (1899-1915) was mourned by Canadians last week not because of his lifetime of public service and distinguished legal reputation but as the author of O Canada, the Canadian national song. Strictly speaking, Jurist Weir did not "write" O Canada but paraphrased and extensively altered into English an earlier version in French by Judge Routhier. The present version, chanted by...

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