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McMANUS, Miss Emily Julian, poet, born in Bath, Ont., 30th December. 1865. She is of Irish extraction on both her father's and mother's side. She grew up an imaginative child, fond of the companionship of books, especially books of poetry. Her father, a man of scholarly tastes, encouraged the love of literature in his daughter. EMILY JULIAN McMANUS A woman of the century (page 499 crop).jpgEMILY JULIAN McMANUS. Miss McManus obtained her early education in the public school of her native town, and later in the Kingston Collegiate Institute and in the Ottawa Normal School In the latter she was fitted to lie a public-school teacher. Having taught for a period with marked success, she entered in 1888 the arts department of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. Miss McManus has contributed poems to the Kingston "Whig," the Toronto "Globe," the "Irish Canadian." the "Educational Journal," "Queen's College Journal" and the Toronto "Week." Mr. W. D Lighthall, of Montreal, the compiler of an anthology of Canadian poetry, entitled "Songs of the Great Dominion," which was published in London, Eng., makes special mention of Miss McManus' poem, "Manitoba," in his introduction to that work.