A Popular History of the Dominion of Canada: From the Discovery of America to the Present Time, Including a History of the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, and Manitoba, of the North-West Territory, and of the Island of Newfoundland

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B.B. Russell, 1878 - Canada - 616 pages

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Page 531 - A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 196 - Union, and be able to execute it in such a Manner, as that it has subsisted Ages, and appears indissoluble; and yet that a like Union should be impracticable for ten or a Dozen English Colonies, to whom it is more necessary, and must be more advantageous; and who cannot be supposed to want an equal Understanding of their Interests.
Page 19 - Three weeks we westward bore, And when the storm was o'er, Cloud-like we saw the shore Stretching to lee-ward; There for my lady's bower Built I the lofty tower, Which, to this very hour, Stands looking seaward.
Page 449 - He was educate-d at Trinity College, Dublin, and called to the Irish bar in 1841.
Page 343 - ... an infallible pledge, -when acted upon, of our internal prosperity. Now religious toleration; trial by jury (that wisest of safeguards ever devised for the protection of innocence) ; security against arbitrary imprisonment by the privileges attached to the writ of habeas corpus ; legal and equal security afforded to all, in their person, honour, and property; the right to obey no other laws than those of our own making and choice, expressed through our representatives; all these advantages have...
Page 595 - It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to provide, by law, for the support of Institutions for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, and of the Blind, and also for the treatment of the Insane.
Page 343 - From that day, the reign of the law succeeded to that of violence ; from that day, the treasures, the Navy and the Armies of Great Britain, are mustered to afford us an invincible protection against external danger...
Page 259 - ... people, possessed of a strong country, communicating little or not at all with England, I leave to your own reflections.
Page 199 - ... him, ventured to remark one day at the commander's dinner-table that the mountains were hard to pass with troops and their supplies, and that the Indians were dexterous in laying and executing ambushes. Braddock haughtily answered : " The savages may be formidable to your raw American militia ; but upon the king's regulars and disciplined troops it is impossible that they should make any impression.
Page 458 - Mr. Brown stated that nothing but the extreme urgency of the present crisis, and the hope of settling the sectional troubles of the Province for ever, could, in his opinion, justify their meeting together with a view to common political action.

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