Canada Under the Administration of the Earl of Dufferin

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Rose-Belford publishing Company, 1878 - 680 pages

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Page 135 - The privileges, immunities and powers to be held, enjoyed and exercised by the senate and by the house of commons and by the members thereof...
Page 460 - Day after day for a whole week, in a vessel of nearly two thousand tons, we threaded an interminable labyrinth of watery lanes and reaches that wound endlessly in and out of a network of islands, promontories and peninsulas for thousands of miles, unruffled by the slightest swell from the adjoining ocean, and presenting at every turn an ever-shifting...
Page 495 - Indians to the level Mr. Duncan has taught us they can be brought, and consider what an enormous amount of vital power you will have added to your present strength.
Page 543 - Dominion, whose illimitable dimensions alike confound the arithmetic of the surveyor and the verification of the explorer.
Page 318 - That it has not been more public has been merely from a respect to the feelings and the honour of the Chapter. I neither court their approbation, nor dread their displeasure, and I wish it to be understood that it is, by no means, my intention to limit my solicitude to the present set of choristers. If life and leisure are afforded me, I trust these powerless members of the choir, so long as they require afriend, will find in me an ardent and disinterested advocate to the utmost of my abilities.
Page 467 - Union, of the construction of a railway from the Pacific towards the Rocky Mountains, and from such point as may be selected, east of the Rocky Mountains, towards the Pacific, to connect the seaboard of British Columbia with the railway system of Canada ; and further, to secure the completion of such railway within ten years from the date of the Union.
Page 489 - Well, a Governor-General is a Federalist by profession, and you might as well expect the Sultan of Turkey to throw up his cap for the commune as the Viceroy of Canada to entertain a suggestion for the disintegration of the Dominion.
Page 399 - Bay Company by the insurgents, you are authorized to inform the leaders that if the company's Government is restored, not only will there be a general amnesty granted, but in case the company should claim the payment for such stores, that the Canadian Government will stand between the insurgents and all harm.
Page 544 - It was hence that, counting her past achievements as but the preface and prelude to her future exertions and expanding destinies, she took a fresh departure, received the afflatus of a more imperial inspiration, and felt herself no longer a mere settler along the banks of a single river, but the owner of half a continent, and in the magnitude of her possession, in the wealth of her resources, in the sinews of her material might, the peer of any power on the earth.
Page 545 - Woods, where he finds himself on a sheet of water which though diminutive as compared with the inland seas he has left behind him, will probably be found sufficiently extensive to render him fearfully sea-sick, during his passage across it.

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