Poems by James Lynne Alexander (1801 - 1879)

James Lynne Alexander was born County Antrim, Ireland, 23 Oct. 1801 and died Grimsby, Ont., 22 Aug. 1879. The history and scenery of the Niagara frontier provided the setting for At the Falls of Niagara, in 1825, a poem, which was printed by Charles Fothergill at York in 1825. This long poem, in a form imitative of Walter Scott's metrical romances, tells a conventional love story about French tourists. It is noteworthy only because it contains descriptions of local scenery and because it was one of the first books of verse printed in Upper Canada.