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Rambles Among the Blue Noses: Or Reminiscences of A Tour Through New ...
Andrew Learmont Spedon
No preview available - 2008
Acadia American Annapolis appearance Atlantic attracted Bay of Fundy beautiful become Bluenose British Brunswick Canada Canadian Cape Breton captain carboniferous chiefly city of Halifax coal coast colonies connected considerable continued cultivated dark deposits destitute discovered discoveries distance district earth emigrants English entered extended fancy favorable fearful feelings feet fish forest formed French frequently gold golden Gulf of St Halifax harbor hills hundred immense Indian industry inhabitants interest Island John John river lakes land Lawrence length less Lunenburg miles Minas Basin mind mineral morning mysterious nature night North Nova Scotia passengers persons Pictou population port portion possess present province quartz Quebec railway rendered river rocks romantic scenery settlement settlers Shediac ship shore side soil square miles steamer strait of Canso Tangier thither thousand tide tion town treasure Truro vessel vicinity village wealth whilst whole winds
Page 107 - Or who shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, And set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: And here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Page 111 - Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Page 62 - The man how blest, who, sick of gaudy scenes, (Scenes apt to thrust between us and ourselves !) Is led by choice to take his favourite walk, Beneath death's gloomy, silent, cypress shades. Unpierc'd by vanity's fantastic ray ; To read his monuments, to weigh his dust, Visit his vaults, and dwell among the tombs...
Page 179 - God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
Page 85 - Of the climate, soil, and capabilities of New Brunswick it is impossible to speak too highly. There is not a country in the world so beautifully wooded and watered. " An inspection of the map will show that there is scarcely a section of it without its streams, from the running brook up to the navigable river. Two-thirds of its boundary are washed by the sea ; the remainder is embraced by the large rivers, the St. John and the Bestigouche.
Page 124 - This river is several hundred miles in length, and from half a mile to a mile and a half in breadth, and winds through a hilly, and in many places a fertile and highly cultivated country.
Page 108 - He who holds the winds in his fists, and the waters in the hollow of his hands, to whose merciful designs the elements are subservient, guided them to the Society Islands.
Page 227 - The progress of Canada alone has been marvellous. If her history under France, commencing with her early settlement and ending with the capture of Quebec, has given to her a peculiar historic interest, it is entirely secondary to the interest she has awakened by her advancement as a British colony.