Charles Heavysege

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1816-1876
Biography: 

The Canadian poet Charles Heavysege (1816-1876) was born in England and emigrated to Montreal in 1853. He worked as a woodcarver and later as a journalist, and he began to publish his poems—primarily religious in theme—soon after moving to Canada. His verse play Saul was greatly admired and considered his major work.