These Be Your Gods


Pictures and excerpts from “These Be Your Gods” by Leslie Roberts, illustrated by A. G. Racey. The book conists of a series of short articles about famous people in Canada. The book was published and printed in Canada; Arthur G. Racey died in 1941, more than 50 years ago, so copyright has expired on the illustrations. Leslie Roberts was born in 1896 (a grandson of his with the same name is still alive). I previously though the text was out of copyright, but it turns out he was still writing in 2002 at least, so the text will not pass out of copyright until at least 2052.

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

A small book bound in black with gold lettering on the cover. [$]

[picture: Title Page]

Title Page

These Be Your Gods

By Leslie Roberts

Illustrated by A. G. Racey

The Musson Book Compamy Ltd.
Toronto [$]

[picture: HRH The Prince of Wales]

HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales in 1929, when this book was written, was His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Duke of Cornwall, who later became (briefly, until he acceded) King Edward VIII. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Governor-General]

The Governor-General

“We have been supplied with a company of pleasant men to live in that stately hall which gently looks down on the turbulent Ottawa through the trees of Rockcliffe’s parkway. Soldiers, statesmen, even a duke of the blood royal, have come and have won the right to friendship matching out fealtyere they went away. But none of that courtly company has [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Rt. Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King]

Rt. Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King

“The Prime Minister. [more...] [$]

[picture: Hon. Dr. S. F. Tolmie]

Hon. Dr. S. F. Tolmie

A Happy Warrior [more...] [$]