The Early Bibliography Of The Provinces Of Ontario. A Suppl. Chapter Of Canadian Archæology

Paperback | October 15, 2012

byWilliam Kingsford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... the expence of reaching their destination in other parts of the province was as great as the cost of the sea voyage. He describes naturally and pleasantly his passage to Quebec, and his steamboat journey to Montreal, which took some thirty-six hours. Mr. Bell tells us that some rollicking "bucks," as he calls them, were on board, who caroused to a late hour, when one of them went round to the passengers' berths, awakening their occupants and asking them if they had seen some mythical personage. Those who conceived the joke were uproariously merry over it. Afterwards, they diversified the entertainment by dog-howls, cat-calls, and the singing of a hymn, learned, as the performer declared, at a methodist meeting. Everything must come to an end, so these individuals retired, not creating on Mr. Bell's mind a "favourable impression" "of the manners of Canadian gentlemen." Mr. Bell ascended the Saint Lawrence in a bateau. He left Lachine on the 12th of June, and reached Prescott on the 18th. A graphic account is given of his journey, extending over some pages 49-60; as a picture of the mode of travelling of the time, it could be profitably reprinted. From Prescott Mr. Bell crossed by waggon to Perth, passing by Brockville. He had his difficulties with his new parishioners; on this point the volume must be consulted. He gives a carefully written description of Canada as he saw it, and he enters into much which then happened, never, however, forgetting that he is a minister of his church. Thus, he tells us p. 297. "Sir Peregrine Maitland, the present Lieutenant-Governor of the province of Upper Canada, is a decided friend to religion. Every Sabbath day, whether at home or abroad, he attends public worship twice if he has it in his power, and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... the expence of reaching their destination in other parts of the province was as great as the cost of the sea v...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217354432

ISBN - 13:9780217354431

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