History, Statistics and Geography of Upper and Lower Canada

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Whittaker & Company, 1844 - 356 Seiten
 

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Seite v - Jerusalem, the mother of our new birth, is in all lands at once, fully and entirely, as a spirit ; in the East and in the West, in the North and in the South : that is, wherever her outward instruments are to be found.
Seite 184 - Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain. Beyond this flood a frozen continent Lies dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms Of whirlwind and dire hail, which on firm land Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems 590 Of ancient pile ; all else deep snow and ice...
Seite 279 - Britain; and that in all matters of controversy relative to property and civil rights, resort shall be had to the laws of Canada as the rule for the decision of the same...
Seite 61 - Bay, including all the territory to the westward and southward of the said line, to the utmost extent of the country commonly called or known by the name of Canada...
Seite 134 - The roar of waters ! — from the headlong height Velino cleaves the wave-worn precipice; The fall of waters ! rapid as the light The flashing mass foams shaking the abyss ; The hell of waters ! where they howl and hiss, And boil in endless torture...
Seite 134 - More like the fountain of an infant sea Torn from the womb of mountains by the throes Of a new world, than only thus to be Parent of rivers, which flow gushingly, With many windings, through the vale : — Look back ! Lo ! where it comes like an eternity, As if to sweep down all things in its track, Charming the eye with dread, a matchless cataract, Horribly beautiful ! but on the verge, From side to side, beneath the glittering morn, An Iris sits, amidst the infernal surge, Like Hope upon a death-bed,...
Seite 87 - A stockade incloses the town, fort and citadel. The pickets, as well as the public houses, are in a state of gradual decay. The streets are narrow, straight and regular, and intersect each other at right angles. The houses are, for the most part, low and inelegant.
Seite 57 - ... give assurance that upon the relinquishment of that claim by England Congress would enact a law forbidding the enlistment of English sailors in either the navy or merchant service of the United States. On the fourteenth of December, 1814, the labors of the commissioners were brought to a close, and a treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain was signed. The treaty provided that all places captured by either party during the war should be restored to their rightful possessors....
Seite 281 - Provinces respectively, and in such Manner only as shall be directed by any Law or Laws which may be made by His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of such Province.
Seite 134 - And mounts in spray the skies, and thence again Returns in an unceasing shower, which round, With its unemptied cloud of gentle rain, Is an eternal April to the ground, Making it all one emerald : — how profound The gulf! and how the giant element From rock to rock leaps with delirious bound, Crushing the cliff's, which, downward worn and rent With his fierce footsteps, yield in chasms a fearful vent.

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