Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America: Containing the Latest and Most Authentic Description of Over Six Thousand Cities, Towns, and Villages...: With a Table of Routes

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Lovell [printing and publishing Company], 1875
 

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Halaman 226 - From the very brink of the river, there rises a gentle slope of greensward, crowned in many places with a plentiful growth of birch, poplar, beech, elm and oak. Is it too much for the eye of philanthropy to discern, through the vista of futurity, this noble stream, connecting, as it does, the fertile shores of two spacious lakes, with crowded steamboats on its bosom, and populous towns on .its borders?
Halaman v - Eighty Years' Progress of British North America: showing the Wonderful Development of its Natural Resources by the unbounded Energy and Enterprise of its Inhabitants; giving in...
Halaman vii - Of all the British colonies, Canada is that whose exhibition is the most interesting and the most complete, and one may even say that it is superior, so far as the Mineral Kingdom is concerned, to all countries that have forwarded their productions to the Exhibition.
Halaman 365 - America," by which, after reciting that doubts had been entertained whether the provisions of the Act of Geo. 3 extended to the territories granted by charter to the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay, and that it was expedient that such doubts should be removed, and the said Act should be further extended, it was declared and enacted, that the provisions of the Act of 43 Geo. 3 should be deemed and construed, " to extend to and over, and to be...
Halaman 365 - Dense and trackless forests lined the margin of the lake, and reflected their inverted images in its glassy surface. The wandering savage had constructed his ephemeral habitation beneath their luxuriant foliage — the group then consisting of two families of Messassagas, — and the bay and neighbouring marshes were the hitherto uninvaded haunts of immense coveys of wild fowl : indeed they were so abundant as in some measure to annoy us during the night.
Halaman 425 - ... the principal of which are Grand Island, 12 miles long, and from 2 to 7 miles wide, well wooded, and reaching to within 1J miles of the falls; and Navy Island, much smaller, celebrated in the events of the old Canadian rebellion. The Falls of Niagara are about 22 miles below Lake Erie, and 14 above Lake Ontario, and are one of the greatest natural curiosities in the world. The mighty...
Halaman 131 - Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms. Loud from its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighbouring ocean Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest.
Halaman 226 - ... the formation is best exposed. It there consists of a series of beds, the thickest of which...
Halaman vii - ... it abounds are now beginning to be duly recognized. With the exception of coal, and a few of the less important metals, Canada has been found to produce almost all the known useful minerals ; while, with regard to most of them, it may be safely asserted that she contains within herself a supply not only amply sufficient for her domestic consumption, but for permanent, profitable and extensive foreign commerce. These...
Halaman 214 - barrens " of Newfoundland are those districts which occupy the summits of the hills and ridges, and other' elevated and exposed tracts. They are covered with a thin and scrubby vegetation, consisting of berry-bearing plants and dwarf bushes of various species, resembling the moorlands of the north of England, and differing only in the kind of vegetation and its scantier quantity. Bare patches of gravel and boulders and crumbling fragments of rock are frequently met with upon the barrens, and they...

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