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Work by Date: 1894

This page lists a selection of shorter works (poems, short stories, and miscellaneous pieces) that L.M. Montgomery published in 1894. All items are signed “L.M. Montgomery,” unless stated otherwise.

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Summary

Poems (1)

The Last Prayer

Miscellaneous Pieces (5)

The Usual Way (playlet) | Extracts from the Diary of a Second Class Mouse (sketch) | High School Life in Saskatchewan (sketch) | Valedictory (address) | “Portia”—A Study (essay)

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The Usual Way (playlet)

The College Record (Charlottetown), March 1894, 5–8. Scrapbook 7.

Synopsis: A humorous playlet concerning the futile attempts at studying of a pair of “co-eds.” Montgomery wrote this piece while a student at Prince of Wales College, and it was published in the second issue of the school’s short-lived student publication.

Collected: A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 27–31.

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Extracts from the Diary of a Second Class Mouse (sketch)

The College Record (Charlottetown), April 1894, 2–4. Scrapbook 7.

Note: Montgomery wrote this piece while a student at Prince of Wales College, and it was published in the third issue of the school’s short-lived student publication.

Collected: A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 32–34.

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High School Life in Saskatchewan (sketch)

The College Record (Charlottetown), [May 1894]. Scrapbook 7.

Synopsis: A short memoir of Montgomery’s experience as a high school student in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in 1890–1891. Montgomery wrote this memoir while a student at Prince of Wales College, it was published in its short-lived student paper, likely in the May 1894 issue.

Collected: The Years Before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger (The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974), 68–69; A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 35–37.

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Valedictory (address)

By James H. Stevenson. Daily Examiner (Charlottetown), 9 June 1894, 2 (as “Prince of Wales College”).

Synopsis: An address given by L.M. Montgomery’s classmate James H. Stevenson at the end of the 1893–1894 academic year at Prince of Wales College, where she was undertaking her teacher training. As she reported in her journal, Stevenson persuaded her to write it for him because he didn’t have time to do it himself.

Collected: A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 38–40.

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“Portia”—A Study (essay)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery. Island Guardian and Christian Chronicle (Charlottetown), 14 June 1894, 3. Scrapbook 7 (“Written June 1894 / Published June 1894 / In Ch’Town ‘Guardian’”).

Synopsis: An essay on a character in Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice that Montgomery wrote and delivered at her graduation ceremony at Prince of Wales College in June 1894. The full text was published, with minor variations, in three Charlottetown newspapers.

Alternate Versions: Daily Patriot (Charlottetown), 11 June 1894, 2 (as “Portia”). Daily Examiner (Charlottetown), 11 June 1894, 2 (excerpted from “Prince of Wales College”).

Collected: The Years Before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger (The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974), 68–69; A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 41–43.

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The Last Prayer (poem)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery. The College Record (Charlottetown), [1894]. Scrapbook 7.

First Line: The carnage of the battle day was done

Collected: A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 47–48.

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