What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
A Republic Or a Colony?: Some Remarks on the Present Crisis (Classic Reprint)
No preview available - 2017
agricultural ambitions American Anglican assure attained Australia become British British Columbia British North America Canadian Confederation Canadian constitution catholic minority Catholic schools changes character Christian citizens civilization clause colonies commerce constitution of 1867 customs deists demand destinies of Canada Dominion Downing Street duties economic element England evolution existence foreign France free trade French and English frontiers Germany Goldwin Smith groups half dollars human society hundred thousand dollars Imperial inhabitants institutions interests justice language liberty Manitoba manufacturing means measure ment Metropolis million dollars mother country necessary neighboring Republic nomic Nova Scotia Ontario peace population present progress prosperity Protestant majority Protestant schools race regime religion religious faith respect school question separate school system social and political social energies social organism soul strength sufficient tariff territory testant three millions tical tion tism treaties tural tyranny union United United Kingdom wealth worth
Page 107 - This book should be returned the Library on or before the last d stamped below. A fine of five cents a day is incurred by retaining it beyond the specified time.
Page 38 - ... social life must gain in charm, and intellect must be developed by finding strength where it is weak, and grace where it is needed in the mental efforts of the two races If in addition to this widening of the sympathies of our two national elements, we can see in the Dominion generally less of that provincialism which means a narrowness of mental vision on the part of our literary aspirants...
Page 21 - Backward," and known in the United States by the name of Nationalism. The propriety of the name lies in the claim that the system in question is the logical outworking and development of the germinal idea of a nation, which is that of a union of people for the purpose of using the collective power to promote the common welfare.
Page 37 - ... names that represent the best literary genius of the English and French races. All the evidence before us now goes to prove that the French language will continue, into an indefinite future, to be the language of a large and influential section of the population of Canada, and that it must consequently exercise a decided influence on the culture and intellect of the Dominion. It has been within the last four decades that the best intellectual work, both in literature and statesmanship, has been...
Page 38 - ... success. If the English and French always endeavour to meet each other on this friendly basis in all the communities where they live side by side as well as on all occasions that demand common thought and action and cultivate that social and intellectual intercourse which may at all events weld them both as one in spirit and aspiration, however different they may continue in language and temperament, many prejudices must be removed, social life must gain in charm, and intellect must be developed...
Page 39 - ... of responsible government about half a century ago. Then we come to that era which dates from the Confederation of the Provinces — an era of which the first quarter of a century only has passed, of which the signs are still full of promise, despite the prediction of gloomy thinkers, if Canadians remain true to themselves and face the future with the same courage and confidence that have distinguished the past.
Page 16 - hand, the overrunning of the Dominion " by the United States in the event of war " would appear, when considered from a " point of view wider than that of mere
Page 68 - Indian art in Java", adds Havell, has a character of its own which distinguishes it from that of the continent from whence it came. There runs through both the same strain of deep serenity, but in the divine ideal of Java we lose the austere feeling which characterises the Hindu sculpture or Elephanta and Mamallapur.