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HEAVYSEGE, Charles, Canadian poet, born in Yorkshire, England, in 1816; died in Montreal in 1876. He received a limited education, was wood-carver, and emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1853. Here he worked at his trade, which made such demands on his time that he found no leisure for the study of any books but the Bible and Shakespeare. He wrote frequently for the daily press, and acquired reputation as a poet. His first published poem was a juvenile effort. "The Revolt of Tartarus"; his second appearance was as the author of fifty sonnets, published, like the preceding, anonymously. Then followed "Saul: A Drama in three Parts" (Montreal, 1857); "Count Filippo, or the Unequal Marriage," a drama in five acts (Montreal); "Ode on Shakespeare" and "Jephtha's Daughter" (1855).
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