Sketches of Celebrated Canadians: And Persons Connected with Canada, from the Earliest Period in the History of the Province Down to the Present Time

Hunter, Rose & Company, 1862 - 779 páginas

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Página 10 - His zeal for the propagation of religion among the savages was so great, that he used to say, "that the salvation of one soul was of more value than the conquest of an empire ; and that kings ought not to think of extending their authority over idolatrous nations, except for the purpose of subjecting them to Jesus Christ.
Página 176 - Nothing could stop that astonishing infantry. No sudden burst of undisciplined valour, no nervous enthusiasm weakened the stability of their order, their flashing eyes were bent on the dark columns in their front, their measured tread shook the ground, their dreadful volleys swept away the head of every formation, their deafening shouts overpowered the dissonant cries that broke from all parts of the tumultuous crowd, as slowly and with a horrid carnage it was pushed by the incessant vigour of the...
Página 244 - In considering our internal situation, you will, I doubt not, feel a just indignation at the attempts which have been made to take advantage of the distresses of the country, for the purpose of exciting a spirit of sedition and violence.
Página 74 - Saviour, and the time when, and the manner in which it was uttered, gives it a title to pre-eminence. A few hours before his death, in an address to his Father, Christ says, this is eternal life, to know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
Página 268 - It is absurd to suppose we shall not succeed in our enterprise against the enemy's provinces. We have the Canadas as much under our command as Great Britain has the ocean; and the way to conquer her on the ocean is to drive her from the land. I am not for stopping at Quebec or anywhere else, but I would take the continent from them. I wish never to see a peace till we do.
Página 367 - Durham, having been created a peer by the style and title of baron Durham, of the city of Durham, and of Lambton castle, in the county of Durham, a new writ...
Página 291 - Commodore Robert Heriott Barclay, afterwards so unfortunate on Lake Erie, from causes over which he had no control, was another of my pupils. He was a youth of the brightest promise, and often have I said in my heart that he possessed qualities which fitted him to be another Nelson, had the way opened for such a consummation.
Página 324 - An Act to re-unite the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada...
Página 258 - Mayor in Portugal; and was detached in command of a brigade and force of artillery and cavalry, with orders to drive back the French outposts during the siege of Badajos, in 1811.
Página 365 - ... earlier owners of Lambton are on record, than the ancient and honourable family which still bears the local name. The regular pedigree can only be traced from the twelfth century, many of the family records being destroyed in the civil wars ; but the previous residence of the family is well proved by attestations of charters and incidental evidence, from a period very nearly approaching the Norman conquest.

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