History and Biographical Gazetteer of Montreal to the Year 1892

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John Lovell, 1892 - Montréal (Québec) - 531 pages
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Page 8 - They kneeled in reverent silence as the Host was raised aloft, and when the rite was over the priest turned and addressed them: "You are a grain of mustard seed, that shall rise and grow till its branches overshadow the earth. You are few, but your work is the work of God. His smile is on you, and your children shall fill the land.
Page 18 - The few old Subjects, at present in this Province, have been mostly left here by Accident, and are either disbanded Officers, Soldiers, or Followers of the Army, who, not knowing how to dispose of themselves elsewhere, settled where they were left at the Reduction ; or else they are Adventurers in Trade, or such as could not remain at Home...
Page 395 - He published an account of his first voyages in 1613, in 4to., and a continuation in 1620, in 8vo.
Page 32 - ... be taken to the place from whence you came, and from thence...
Page 8 - The afternoon waned; the sun sank behind the western forest, and twilight came on. Fireflies were twinkling over the darkened meadow. They caught them, tied them with threads into shining festoons, and hung them before the altar, where the Host remained exposed. Then they pitched their tents, lighted their bivouac fires, stationed their guards, and lay down to rest. Such was the birthnight of Montreal.
Page 226 - Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith and I have works ; show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.
Page 115 - An Act to re-unite the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada...
Page 121 - Esquire, who was a member of the parliament of Lower Canada, from 1796 to 1804. Sir Louis Hypolite was born at Boucherville, Canada East, in October, 1807 ; he is the third son of AM Lafontaine, (son of the former) and of Marie J. Fontaine Bienvenu, his wife. For the sketch of his career, we are indebted to the clever writer of the
Page 42 - This inconvenience was, however, in a great measure, remedied by the illumination of the streets through which the line of march passed. When they arrived at the Governor's House, the General was conducted in and presented to his Excellency Sir George Prevost. He was received with the greatest politeness, and invited to take up his residence there during his stay in Montreal. The officers were quartered at Holmes' hotel, and the soldiers were marched to the Quebec Barracks.
Page 387 - Nuevitas and took possession of the country In the name of the King of Spain.

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