Adventures of an Angler in Canada, Nova Scotia and the United States

Paperback | May 10, 2012

byCharles Lanman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 Excerpt: ...old as the hills, and yet all the windows of the principal tower are roughly boarded up. On entering the edifice, which is crowded with gilded ornaments, I could not fix my eye upon a single object which suggested the idea of richness. The sculpture, the paintings, and even the gilding, are all without merit; and what greatly added to my disgust was, that I could not obtain a civil answer from a single 158 MONTCALM AND WOLFE. one of the many boorish boys and men, who were fussing about the church. In the front of aD extensive promenade, just below the Citadel, stands the monument erected to the memory of Montcalm and Wolfe. The gentleman who contributed the largest sum for its erection, was Lord Dalhousie. It is a handsome obelisk, and was designed by a military gentleman named Young. The principal inscription on the column is characteristic of the English nation, and is what an American would call "a puff of Dalhousie"--even though it be chiselled in Latin. The annoying effect of this inscription, however, is counteracted by another, which is also in Latin, and very beautiful. It was composed by J. C. Fisher, Esq., LL.D., founder of the Quebec Gazette, and is as follows: " Military virtue gave them a common death, History a common fame, Posterity a common monument." The Golden Dog is another curiosity which will attract the attention of the visitor to Quebec. It is the figure of a dog, rudely sculptured in relievo, and richly gilded, which stands above the entrance of an ancient house, which was built by M. Phillibert, a merchant of this city, in the time of M. THE GOLDEN DOG. 159 Bigot, the last Intendant under the French Government. Connected with it is the following curious story, which I copy from an old record: " M. Phillibert...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 Excerpt: ...old as the hills, and yet all the windows of the principal tower are roughly boarded up. On entering the edifice, which is crowd...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217772749

ISBN - 13:9780217772747

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