Hochelaga: Or, England in the New World, Volume 2

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Henry Colburn, 1846 - Canada
 

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Page 183 - ... years from the date of the signature of the present convention, to the vessels, citizens, and subjects of the two Powers: it 'being well understood, that this agreement is not to be construed to the prejudice of any claim, which either of the two high contracting parties may have to any part of the said country, nor shall it be taken to affect the claims of any other Power or State to any part of the said country; the only object of the high contracting parties, in that respect, 'being to prevent...
Page 183 - It is agreed that any country that may be claimed by either party on the northwest coast of America, westward of the Stony Mountains, shall, together with its harbours, bays, and creeks, and the navigation of all rivers within the same, be free and open, for the term of ten years from the date of the signature of the present convention, to the vessels, citizens, and subjects of the two Powers...
Page 221 - Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in. They give their whole form and colour to our lives. According to their quality, they aid morals, they supply them, or they totally destroy them.
Page 220 - Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them, in a great measure, the laws depend. The law touches us but here and there, and now and then. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
Page 187 - To the interests and establishments which British industry and enterprise have created. Great Britain owes protection ; that protection will be given both as regards settlement and freedom of trade and navigation, with every attention not to infringe the co-ordinate rights of the United States...
Page 172 - ... died from cold, weariness, and hunger. Then, the hunters, who had faced many great dangers and hardships before, became appalled; for the snow still fell heavily, and the way was far and dark before them. The next morning they consulted together, and agreed to abandon the convoy and hasten back, to save their lives. An old hunter, who had served long and faithfully, and was known to be much esteemed by their leader, was chosen to state this determination to him. The delegate came forward, and,...
Page 263 - Most of the present generation among us have been brought up — and lived, in the idea that England is supreme in the Congress of Nations. I am one of that numerous class — long may it be a numerous one ! — but I say with sorrow that a doubt crosses my mind, and something more than a doubt, that this giant son will soon tread on his parents
Page 162 - Indians, well armed with rifles, with many mules and waggons laden with the handiwork of the older States. He started with his company, in the beginning of April, for the Rocky Mountains, from Independence —the last western town, originally settled by the Mormons, four miles from the Missouri River. They travelled from twelve to fifteen miles a-day through the
Page 356 - ... of the waves had worn away a great portion of the base over the water into deep nooks and caves, destroying the balance of the mass. While we were passing, the crisis of this tedious process chanced to arrive; the huge white rock tottered for a moment, then fell into the calm sea with a sound like the roar of a thousand cannon, the spray rose to a great height into the air, and large waves rolled round, spreading their wide circles over the ocean, each ring diminishing till at length they sank...
Page 129 - For God and for the King !" And though they snuffled psalms, to give the rebel dogs their due, When the roaring shot poured thick and hot, they were stalwart men and true.

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