By Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald first published in 1906
ISBN: 978-1-77081-211-6 pages 91 size: 6.5 by 9 inches paper
Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald. The old Rectory of Fredericton, N.B., has been aptly called ‘A Nest of Singing Birds,’ for it was there that the four brothers and one sister of the famous Roberts’ family were fledglings; it was there they tried their eager wings in many flights of imagination, and piped their new and tuneful songs. Elizabeth Roberts was born in the Rectory of Westcock, N.B., February 17th, 1864, and was educated at the Collegiate School, Fredericton, and at the New Brunswick University. She taught for a time in the School for the Blind, Halifax, N.S. Poems of hers have appeared in the Century, the Independent, Outing and other prominent magazines, and in 1906, her book, Dream Verses and Others, was published. She has the instinctive knowledge and love of nature and the exquisite fancy and touch, so characteristic of this family.