Quotes by Robert W. Service

About Robert W. Service:


Robert William Service is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses). His vivid descriptions of the Yukon and its people made it seem that he was a veteran of the Klondike gold rush, instead of the late-arriving bank clerk he actually was. "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day."

Author Bio


  • NameRobert W. Service
  • DescriptionCanadian poet
  • AliasesRobert William Service
  • BornJanuary 16, 1874
  • DiedSeptember 11, 1958
  • CountryCanada
  • ProfessionWar Correspondent; Poet; Writer; Novelist