History of Canada: From the Time of Its Discovery Till the Union Year (1840-1)

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J. Lovell, 1860
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Page 8 - For force of will and vast conceptions; for various knowledge, and quick adaptation of his genius to untried circumstances ; for a sublime magnanimity, that resigned itself to the will of Heaven, and yet triumphed over affliction by energy of purpose and unfaltering hope — he had no superior among his countrymen.
Page 338 - WE are too well acquainted with the liberality of sentiment distinguishing your nation, to imagine that difference of religion will prejudice you against a hearty amity with us.
Page 311 - ... liberty ; for both which they were to expect your Majesty's gracious protection. It seems a necessary consequence that all those laws by which that property was created, defined, and secured must be continued to them. To introduce any other, as Mr. Yorke, and Mr. De Grey emphatically expressed it, tend to confound and subvert rights instead of supporting them.
Page 338 - Nor can we suppress our astonishment that a British Parliament should ever consent to establish in that country a religion that has deluged your island in blood, and dispersed impiety, bigotry, persecution, murder, and rebellion through every part of the world.
Page 312 - ... fullest persuasion of their reality, without introducing needless occasion of complaint and displeasure, and disrespect for their own sovereign. He seems, also, to provide better for the public peace and order, by leaving them in the habit of obedience to their accustomed laws than by undertaking the harsher task of compelling a new obedience to laws unheard of before. And if the old system happens to be more perfect than any thing which invention can hope to substitute on the sudden, the scale...
Page 338 - You know that the transcendant nature of freedom elevates those who unite in her cause above all such low-minded infirmities. The Swiss Cantons furnish a memorable proof of this truth. Their union is composed of Roman Catholic and Protestant States, living in the utmost concord and peace with one another, and thereby enabled, ever since they bravely vindicated their freedom, to defy and defeat every tyrant that has invaded them.
Page 313 - But it would also follow, that such a change should not be made without some such actual and cogent necessity, which real wisdom could not overlook or neglect; — not that ideal necessity which ingenious speculation may always create by possible supposition, remote inference and forced argument — not the necessity of assimilating a conquered country in the article of laws and government to the metropolitan state, or to the older provinces which other accidents attached to the empire, for the sake...
Page 260 - You are hereby required and directed out of such monies as shall corne to your hands for the subsistence of His Majesty's forces under my command, to pay or cause to be paid to Lieut.
Page 12 - ... plantations on this continent as far as Carolina; and in this large tract of country live several nations of Indians who are vastly numerous. Among those they constantly send emissaries and priests, with toys and trifles, to insinuate themselves into their favor. Afterwards they...
Page 313 - ... inference and forced argument — not the necessity of assimilating a conquered country in the article of laws and government to the metropolitan state, or to the older provinces which other accidents attached to the empire, for the sake of creating a harmony and uniformity in the several parts of the empire ; unattainable, and, as I think, useless if it could be attained : — not the necessity of stripping from a lawyer's argument all resort to the learned decisions of the Parliament of Paris,...

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