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The Watchman and Other Poems

     The Watchman and Other Poems (1916) The volume is dedicated to the soldiers of the First World War who had given their lives for their country. Its title poem is about a Roman soldier who had guarded Christ's tomb and is struggling with what he fears is a conversion to belief in the Nazarene. Montgomery hoped that poem would speak to others about mysterious future good to come from the current dark days of the war. This was the first book to be published by Montgomery's new (Canadian) company, McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart, afterwards McClelland and Stewart. It is rare now to see a paper jacket for the volume.
The Watchman, and Other Poems cover printed 1916  The Watchman, and Other Poems cover printed 1916  The Watchman, and Other Poems cover printed 1917
 

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