British Columbia and Vancouver's Island: Comprising a Description of These Dependencies ... Also an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Native Indians

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1862 - British Columbia - 524 pages
 

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Page 444 - Her court was pure; her life serene; God gave her peace; her land reposed; A thousand claims to reverence closed In her as Mother, Wife, and Queen; 'And statesmen at her council met Who knew the seasons when to take Occasion by the hand, and make The bounds of freedom wider yet 'By shaping some august decree, Which kept her throne unshaken still, Broad-based upon her people's will, And compass'd by the inviolate sea.
Page 339 - Company, and their successors for ever, to be holden of us, our heirs and successors, as of our manor of East Greenwich, in our county of Kent, in free and common soccage...
Page 320 - Here it is sufficient to say that the prophets of evil were under a double delusion. They erroneously imagined that there was an exact analogy between the case of an individual who is in debt to another individual and the case of a society which is in debt to a part of itself; and this analogy led them into endless mistakes about the effect of the system of funding.
Page 339 - And further, we do, by these presents for us, our heirs and successors, make, create and constitute the said Governor and Company, for the time being, and their successors, the true and absolute lords and proprietors of the same territory...
Page 79 - Surely there is a vein for the silver, And a place for gold where they fine it. Iron is taken out of the earth, And brass is molten out of the stone.
Page 336 - We did, by certain letters patent under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing date at Westminster the...
Page 60 - O, not upon our tented fields Are Freedom's heroes bred alone ; The training of the Work-shop yields More heroes true than War has known ! Who drives the bolt, who shapes the steel, May, with a heart as valiant, smite, As he who sees a foeman reel In blood before his blow of might ! The skill that conquers space and time, That graces life, that lightens toil, May spring from courage more sublime Than that which makes a realm its spoil.
Page 461 - If any person or persons shall discover a new mine, and such discovery shall be established to the satisfaction of the Gold Commissioner, a claim for the bar diggings 750 feet in length may be granted.
Page 138 - What can be more melancholy than their history ? By a law of their nature, they seem destined to a slow but sure extinction. Everywhere, at the approach of the white man, they fade away.
Page 449 - This is to certify that of has paid me this day the sum of and is entitled to all the rights and privileges...

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