Portraits of British Americans, Volume 2

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Contains photographic portraits of prominent Canadians

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Page 324 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord its various tone, Each spring its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it ; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Page 61 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 344 - Now know ye, that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration...
Page 34 - To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. Most Gracious Sovereign, — We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Senate...
Page 349 - Reign. 1. With these Our Instructions You will receive Our Commission under Our Great Seal of Great Britain, constituting You Our Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over Our Province of Quebec in America, bounded on the Labrador Coast by the River St.
Page 124 - Never give up! there are chances and changes Helping the hopeful a hundred to one, And through the chaos High Wisdom arranges Ever success, — if you'll only hope on: Never give up! for the wisest is boldest, Knowing that Providence mingles the cup, And of all maxims the best, as the oldest Is the true watchword of "Never give up!
Page 180 - Shakspeare, that, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.
Page 23 - I see in the not remote distance, one great nationality bound, like the shield of Achilles, by the blue rim of Ocean.
Page 23 - I see it quartered into many communities — each disposing of its internal affairs — but all bound together by free institutions, free intercourse, and free commerce; I see within the round of that shield, the peaks of the western mountains and the crests of the eastern waves — the winding Assiniboine, the five-fold lakes, the St. Lawrence, the Ottawa, the Saguenay, the St. John...
Page 4 - My mother ! at that holy name Within my bosom there's a gush Of feeling which no time can tame. A feeling, which for years of fame, I would not, could not crush...

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