Box 12-491 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from William Murray
Dec 7 1910
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten 449 9th Street Edmonton, Alberta
From: 'Athol Bank' Hamilton, Ontario
To The Rev'd Calvin McQuesten,1 B.A., M.A., &c., on his appointment as Assistant to the the Rev'd Dr. McQueen, Presbyterian Church Superintendent at Edmonton, Alberta.
Bells are ringing and bells are singing
"Success to C. McQuesten!"
Who has been chosen o'er fifty dozen
To work throughout the West in
The company of so great and keen
A captain as renowned McQueen.
Success a thousand times from all
At ancient Athol Bank;
Whose blissful bard will ne'er retard
Him towards still higher rank--
Not even towards the towering upper
Position of Intendent-Super!
It isn't Qrious of course,
That two such great McQ's
Should work together, through wind and weather,
To win whatever they choose.
(With power divine) within a field
Which promises so vast a yield.
May ne'er that yield be low or lean
To loved McQuesten or McQueen!
P.S. to C.
Nor will it do you any harm
To win a fortune for your farm.
1 In Box 12-490, W. Murray wrote to Thomas and asked him to forward this poem to Calvin. Murray was a well known Hamilton poet and a friend of the McQuestens. See W5990 and Jeff Seffinga's lecture, "The Bard of Athol," Box 14-095.