Vancouver Island and British Columbia: Their History, Resources and Prospects

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1865 - British Columbia - 574 pages
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Page 573 - How we Spent the Summer; or, a Voyage en Zigzag in Switzerland and Tyrol with some Members of the ALPINE CLUB.
Page 433 - The dog-eating party occasionally carried a dead dog to their pupil, who forthwith commenced to tear it in the most dog-like manner. The party of attendants kept up a low growling noise, or a whoop, which was seconded by a screeching noise made from an instrument, which they believe to be the abode of a spirit.
Page 534 - Any person desiring to bridge across any stream, or claim, or other place, for any purpose, or to mine under or through any ditch or flume, or to carry water through or over any land already occupied by any other person, may, in proper cases, do so with the sanction of the Gold Commissioner.
Page 531 - If any person or persons shall discover a new mine, and such discovery shall be established to the satisfaction of the Gold Commissioner, a claim for the bar diggings 750 feet in length may be granted.
Page 417 - Six days thou mayest dig or pick all that thy body can stand under ; but the other day is Sunday , yet thou washest all thy dirty shirts, darnest all thy stockings, tap thy boots, mend thy clothing, chop...
Page 51 - The serenity of the climate, the innumerable pleasing landscapes, and the abundant fertility that unassisted nature puts forth, require only to be enriched by the industry of man with villages, mansions, cottages, and other buildings, to render it the most lovely country that can be imagined; whilst the labour of the inhabitants would be amply rewarded, in the bounties which nature seems ready to bestow on cultivation.
Page 418 - ... strive to justify thyself, because the trader and the blacksmith, the carpenter and the merchant, the tailors, Jews, and buccaneers, defy God and civilization, by keeping not the sabbath day, nor wish for a day of rest, such as memory, youth and home, made hallowed.
Page 435 - ... that there was a moon to see on the beach. On going to see, there was an illuminated disk, with the figure of a man upon it. The water was then very low, and one of the conjuring parties had lit up this disk at the water's edge. They had made it of wax with great exactness, and presently it was at full. It was an imposing sight. Nothing could be seen around it ; but the Indians suppose that 7 Clemens Alex. Strom. I. 8 Hebel, in his charming poem on the Man in the Moon in " Allemanische Gedichte,"...
Page 432 - An old chief in cold blood ordered a slave to be dragged to the beach, murdered, and thrown into the water. His orders were quickly obeyed. The victim was a poor woman. Two or three reasons are assigned for this foul act. One is, that it is to take away the disgrace attached to his daughter, who has been suffering for some time with a ball-wound in the arm.

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