Illustrated Toronto: Past and Present: Being an Historical and Descriptive Guide-book

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P.A. Gross, 1877 - Toronto (Ont.) - 368 pages

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Page 168 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.
Page 168 - Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith. THOU shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
Page 21 - Dense and trackless forests lined the margin of the lake, and reflected their inverted images in its glassy surface. The wandering savage had constructed his ephemeral habitation beneath their luxuriant foliage — the group then consisting of two families of Messassagas, — and the bay and neighbouring marshes were the hitherto uninvaded haunts of immense coveys of wild fowl : indeed they were so abundant as in some measure to annoy us during the night.
Page 103 - George's Fields are fields no more, The trowel supersedes the plough ; Huge inundated swamps of yore, Are changed to civic villas now.
Page 87 - ... day of January following, as a member for the County of York, after being re-elected: That in this hope, so important to the deliberate transaction of public business, so essential to the respectability of the Legislature and peace of the country, a few days' experience convinced this House there was so little reason to rely, that on the seventh day of the same month of January, it was by a large majority again deemed necessary to expel the said William Lyon Mackenzie, for a repetition and aggravated...
Page 60 - Company, and to continue during the term of that agreement. " I have to authorize you, on the receipt of this Despatch, to exchange such Crown Reserves as have not been made over to the Canada Company, for an equal portion of the lands set apart for the purpose of education and foundation of a University, as suggested in your Despatch of December 19, 1825, and more fully detailed in Dr.
Page 106 - ... unlawful' authority. The law says we shall not be taxed without our consent by the voices of the men of our choice, but a wicked and tyrannical government has trampled upon that law, robbed the exchequer, divided the plunder, and declared that, regardless of justice, they will continue to roll their splendid carriages, and riot in their palaces, at our expense; that we are poor, spiritless, ignorant peasants, who were born to toil for our betters. But the peasants are beginning to open their...
Page 107 - CANADIANS! Do you love freedom? I know you do. Do you hate oppression? Who dare deny it? Do you wish perpetual peace, and a government founded upon the eternal heaven-born principle of the Lord Jesus Christ — a government bound to enforce the law to do to each other as you would be done by?
Page 109 - The struggle is begun — it might end in freedom; but timidity, cowardice, or tampering on our part, will only delay its close. We cannot be reconciled to Britain — we have humbled ourselves to the Pharaoh of England, to the Ministers and great people, and they will neither rule us justly nor let us go; we are determined never to rest until independence is ours — the prize is a splendid one. A country larger than France or England, natural resources equal to our most boundless wishes; a government...
Page 27 - ... persons who have formerly travelled in this part of the country, are impressed with sentiments of wonder, on beholding a town which may be termed handsome, reared as if by enchantment, in the midst of a wilderness.

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