The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B.: June 20th, 1877

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Belford Bros., 1877 - 273 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 79 - This world is the best that we live in, To lend, or to spend, or to give in ; But to beg, or to borrow, or get a man's own, 'Tis the very worst world, sir, that ever was known.
Σελίδα 19 - McLaughlin's boiler shop was in flames and all efforts of the firemen to put out the fire were checkmated at every turn by the fierce north-west wind which was blowing a perfect gale. In a few minutes the fire spread with alarming rapidity, and houses went down as if a mine of powder had exploded and razed them. The wind lifted from the roofs immense brands, and sparks, and by three o'clock the city was in flames at a dozen points. Lower Cove was on fire, and the dryness of the houses rendered them...
Σελίδα 144 - It is well that it should be so. It is well that every parent should sing, — " A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure." It is well that there is something to stir the heart-fountain to its very depths ; it is needful. It was kind in Him who " knew what human hearts would prove," to make the provision which was demanded.

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