A Republic Or a Colony?: Some Remarks on the Present Crisis

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Eusèbe Senécal & fils, printers, 1894 - Canada - 103 pages

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Page 44 - They are bounded on the east by the Atlantic, on the west by the Pacific, on the north by Canada, and on the south by Mexico and the gulf of that name.
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.

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