The Canadian Guide Book, with a Map of the Province

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Armour & Ramsay., 1849 - 153 páginas

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Página 51 - Military virtue gave them a ^common death, History a common fame, Posterity a common monument.
Página 73 - European capital, and yet in winter smarting with the cold of Siberia; governed by a people of different language and habits from the mass of the population, opposed in religion, and yet leaving that population without taxes, and in the enjoyment of every privilege, civil and religious : such are the prominent features which strike a stranger in the city of Quebec.
Página 82 - The battalions must form on the upper ground with expedition, and be ready to charge whatever presents itself. When the artillery and troops are landed, a corps will be left to secure the landing-place, while the rest march on, and endeavour to bring the French and Canadians to a battle.
Página 83 - ... there is any possibility of getting up, but you must do your endeavour." The narrow path that slanted up the hill from the landing-place the enemy had broken up, and rendered impassable by cross ditches, besides the intrenchment at the top: in every other part the hill was so steep and dangerous, that the soldiers were obliged to pull themselves up by the roots and boughs of trees growing on both sides of the path.
Página 73 - ... miles from the ocean — in the midst of a great continent — and yet displaying fleets of foreign merchantmen in its fine capacious bay — and showing all the bustle of a crowded sea-port — its streets narrow — populous, and winding up and down almost mountainous declivities — situated in the latitude of the finest parts of Europe — exhibiting in its environs, the beauty of...
Página 81 - The enemy's force is now divided : great scarcity of provisions is in their camp, and universal discontent among the Canadians. The second officer in command is gone to Montreal, or St. John's ; which gives reason to think that General Amherst is advancing into the colony. A vigorous blow struck by the army at this juncture may determine the fate of Canada. Our troops below are in readiness to join us : all the light artillery and tools are embarked at Pointe Levi ; and the troops will land where...
Página 82 - When the artillery and troops are landed, a corps will be left to secure the landing-place, while the rest march on and endeavor to bring the French and Canadians to a battle. The officers and men will remember what their country expects from them, and what a determined body of soldiers, inured to war, is capable of doing against five weak French battalions, mingled with a disorderly peasantry.
Página 1 - The rapid current here sweeps wildly past the sides of the high and perpendicular banks ; and in its course the dead bodies or trees, that come within its reach, are carried with a quivering circular motion round and round this dismal spot. The rocks are steep, and no boat dares approach it, so that whatever gets into the current must there remain until decomposed, or broken to pieces by the action of the water. Having made this extraordinary circuit, the River regains its proper course and rushes...
Página 81 - Levi, and the troops will land where the French seem least to expect it. The first body that gets on shore is to march directly to the enemy, and drive them from any little post they may occupy. The officers must be careful that the succeeding bodies do not, by any mistake, fire...

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