Newfoundland to Manitoba, Through Canada's Maritime, Mining, and Prairie Provinces (Google eBook)

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881 - Canada - 294 pages
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Page 288 - ALONG the roadside, like the flowers of gold That tawny Incas for their gardens wrought, Heavy with sunshine droops the golden-rod, And the red pennons of the cardinal-flowers Hang motionless upon their upright staves. The sky is hot and hazy, and the wind, Wing-weary with its long flight from the south, Unfelt ; yet, closely scanned, yon maple leaf With faintest motion, as one stirs in dreams, Confesses it. The locust by the wall...
Page 172 - ... and in the second place these lands, which I am asked to give away, alas, are not mine to bestow ! My relation to them is simply that of trustee to an express trust. And shall I ever betray that trust? Never, sir! Rather perish Duluth! Perish the paragon of cities ! Rather let the freezing cyclones of the bleak Northwest bury it forever beneath the eddying sands of the raging St. Croix...
Page 9 - Besides, for solace of our people, and allurement of the savages, we were provided of music in good variety ; not omitting the least toys, as morrisdancers, hobby-horse, and May-like conceits to delight the savage people, whom we intended to win by all fair means possible.
Page 170 - Years ago, when I first heard that there was somewhere in the vast terra incognita, somewhere in the bleak regions of the great Northwest, a stream of water known to the nomadic inhabitants of the neighborhood as the River St. Croix, I became satisfied that the construction of a railroad from that raging torrent to some point in the civilized world was essential to the happiness and prosperity of the American people, if not absolutely indispensable to the perpetuity of Republican institutions on...
Page 172 - I think every gentleman on this floor is as well satisfied as I am that Duluth is destined to become the commercial metropolis of the universe, and that this road should be built at once.
Page 16 - ... a very lion, to our seeming, in shape, hair, and colour ; not swimming after the manner of a beast by moving of his feet, but rather sliding upon the water with his whole body...
Page 171 - Then, sir, there is the climate of Duluth, unquestionably the most salubrious and delightful to be found anywhere on the Lord's earth. Now, I have always been under the impression, as I presume other gentlemen have, that in the region around Lake Superior it was cold enough for at least nine months in the year to freeze the smoke-stack off a locomotive. But I see it represented on this map that Duluth is situated exactly half-way between...
Page 17 - ... him, as all creatures will be commonly at a sudden gaze and sight of men. Thus he passed along turning his head to and fro, yawning and gaping wide, with ugly demonstration of long teeth, and glaring eyes, and to bid us a farewell (coming right against the Hind...
Page 217 - Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise : and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Page 196 - Even so in our mortal journey The bitter north -winds blow, And thus upon life's Red River Our hearts, as oarsmen, row. And when the Angel of Shadow Rests his feet on wave and shore, And our eyes grow dim with watching And our hearts faint at the oar. Happy is he who heareth The signal of his release In the bells of the Holy City, The chimes of eternal peace ! KENOZA LAKE.

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