The Canadian Portrait Gallery, Τόμος 3

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John Charles Dent
J.B. Magurn, 1881
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Σελίδα 180 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way. "Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
Σελίδα 81 - Niagara which is to be seen betwixt the Lake Ontario and that of Erie." We give the commonly accepted version : " Betwixt the Lake Ontario and Erie, there is a vast and prodigious Cadence of Water, which falls down after a surprising and astonishing manner, insomuch that the Universe does not afford its parallel.
Σελίδα 81 - This wonderful downfall is compounded of two great cross-streams of water, and two falls, with an isle sloping along the middle of it. The waters which fall from this vast height, do foam and boil after the most hideous manner imaginable, making an outrageous noise, more terrible than that of thunder; for when the wind blows from off the south, their dismal roaring may be heard above fifteen leagues off.
Σελίδα 84 - On that day, the realm of France received on parchment a stupendous accession. The fertile plains of Texas; the vast basin of the Mississippi, from its frozen northern springs to the sultry borders of the Gulf ; from the woody ridges of the Alleghanies to the bare peaks of the Rocky Mountains, — a region of savannas and forests, sun-cracked deserts, and grassy prairies, watered by a thousand rivers, ranged by a thousand warlike tribes...
Σελίδα 20 - And difficult conjunctures, And found equal to all. The three greatest Dependencies of the British Crown Were successively entrusted to his care. In India, his fortitude, his wisdom, His probity, and his moderation, Are held in honourable remembrance By men of many races, languages, and religions.
Σελίδα 83 - Here he might have brooded on the redoubled ruin that had befallen him, — the desponding friends, the exulting foes ; the wasted energies, the crushing load of debt, the stormy past, the black and lowering future. But his mind was of a different temper. He had no thought but to grapple with adversity, and out of the fragments of his ruin to build up the fabric of success.
Σελίδα 87 - It is easy to reckon up his defects, but it is not easy to hide from sight the Roman virtues that redeemed them.
Σελίδα 87 - Never, under the impenetrable mail of. paladin or crusader, beat a heart of more intrepid mettle than within the stoic panoply that armed the breast of La Salle.
Σελίδα 35 - ... clients and petitioners. Another thing which gave a singular interest to my conversations with Colonel Talbot was, the sort of indifference with which he regarded all the stirring events of the last thirty years. Dynasties rose and disappeared ; kingdoms were passed from hand to hand like wine decanters ; battles were lost and won ; — he neither knew, nor heard, nor cared. No post, no newspaper brought to his forest-hut the tidings of victory and defeat, of revolutions of empires, " or rumours...
Σελίδα 35 - It is a long wooden building, chiefly of rough logs, with a covered porch running along the south side. Here I found suspended, among sundry implements of husbandry, one of those ferocious animals of the feline kind, called here the cat-a-mountain, and by some the American tiger, or panther, which it more resembles. This one, which had been killed in its attack on the fold or poultryyard, was at least four feet in length, and glared on me from the rafters above ghastly and horrible. The interior...

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