Columbia and Canada: Notes on the Great Republic and the New Dominion. A Supplement to "Westward by Rail."

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Daldy, Isbister, 1877 - 316 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 3 - I cannot remove the eternal barriers of the creation. The thing, in that mode, I do not know to be possible.
الصفحة 173 - I will do shortly, after my usual manner, and must do rudely, having yet no table, nor other room to write in, than by the fireside upon my knee, in this sharp winter ; to which my family must have leave to resort, though they break good manners, and make me many times forget what I would say, and say what I would not.
الصفحة 177 - I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and seeks her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for not without dust and heat.
الصفحة 148 - A century hence, if this country keeps united (and it is surely its policy and interest to do it), will produce a city, though not as large as London, yet of a magnitude inferior to few others in Europe...
الصفحة 70 - SPIRITED) THIS BUILDING BY THE BOUNTY OF THE GOVERNMENT, AND OF MANY PRIVATE PERSONS, WAS PIOUSLY FOUNDED, FOR THE RELIEF OF THE SICK AND MISERABLE; MAY THE GOD OF MERCIES BLESS THE UNDERTAKING.
الصفحة 3 - Three thousand miles of ocean lie between you and them. No contrivance can prevent the effect of this distance in weakening government. Seas roll, and months pass, between the order and the execution; and the want of a speedy explanation of a single point is enough to defeat a whole system.
الصفحة 158 - America," by Isaac Weld, secretary of the Royal Society, a paragraph concerning Washington, then a small town of 5,000 inhabitants, in which it is predicted that " the Federal city, as soon as navigation is perfected, will increase most rapidly, and that at a future day, if the affairs of the United States go on as rapidly as they have done, it will become the grand emporium of the West, and rival in magnitude and splendor the cities of the whole world.
الصفحة 168 - ... that we will not let, or sell, any warehouse, shop, house, or any other place, for the sale of such goods, nor will we employ any persons, who will assist said merchants, factors, or agents, by trucks, carts, barrows, or labor, (except in the reshipment of their merchandize) but will discountenance all such persons, who shall in any way advise, or in the least degree help or support such merchants, factors, or agents, in the prosecution of their business ; as we conceive all such British importations...
الصفحة 69 - The Corporation for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers, and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers.
الصفحة 169 - ... projects have generally failed, goods of equal value being imported cheaper. And when the governments have been solicited to support such schemes by encouragements, in money, or by imposing duties on importation of such goods, it has been generally refused, on this principle: that if the country is ripe for the manufacture, it may be carried on by private persons to advantage ; and if not, it is a folly to think of forcing nature.

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