The Story of Our Colonies: With Sketches of Their Present Conditions

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J. Hogg, 1869 - 411 עמודים
This book explains the past, present, and future of Britain's colonies around the world, especially the political and economic advantages they provide to Britain, and how to ensure they continue to do so. Newfoundland appears in both the first and sixth chapters. The first chapter, about Britain's earliest colonies, includes Newfoundland as the island held the distinction of being Britain's oldest; the sixth chapter is dedicated entirely to Newfoundland, with topics including the fisheries, the island's history as a colony, and the issues that created and arose from the French Shore Question.

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עמוד 98 - Lay in the fruitful valley. Vast meadows stretched to the eastward, Giving the village its name, and pasture to flocks without number.
עמוד 99 - Rose from a hundred hearths, the homes of peace and contentment. Thus dwelt together in love these simple Acadian farmers, — Dwelt in the love of God and of man. Alike were they free from Fear, that reigns with the tyrant, and envy, the vice of republics. Neither locks had they to their doors, nor bars to their windows; But their dwellings were open as day and the hearts of the owners; There the richest was poor, and the poorest lived in abundance.
עמוד 99 - Scarlet and blue and green, with distaffs spinning the golden Flax for the gossiping looms, whose noisy shuttles within doors Mingled their sound with the whir of the wheels and the songs of the maidens. Solemnly down the street came the parish priest, and the children Paused in their play to kiss the hand he extended to bless them. Reverend walked he among them ; and up rose matrons and maidens, 10 EVANGELINE. Hailing his slow approach with words of affectionate welcome.
עמוד 129 - Company, and their successors, the sole trade and commerce of all those seas, straits, bays, rivers, lakes, creeks and sounds, in whatsoever latitude they shall be, that lie within the entrance of the straits commonly called Hudson's Straits, together with all the lands and territories upon the countries, coasts, and confines of the seas, bays, lakes, rivers, creeks, and sounds aforesaid, that are not already actually possessed by or granted to any of our subjects, or possessed by the subjects of...
עמוד 99 - Atlantic Looked on the happy valley, but ne'er from their station descended. There, in the midst of its farms, reposed the Acadian village. Strongly built were the houses, with frames of oak and of chestnut, Such as the peasants of Normandy built in the reign of the Henries.
עמוד 14 - Change wide, and deep, and silently performed, This Land shall witness ; and as days roll on, Earth's universal Frame shall feel the effect Even till the smallest habitable Rock, Beaten by lonely billows, hear the songs Of humanized Society ; and bloom With civil arts, that send their fragrance forth, A grateful tribute to all-ruling Heaven.
עמוד 222 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
עמוד 100 - THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
עמוד 129 - ... the whole and entire trade and traffic to and from all havens, bays, creeks, rivers, lakes and seas, into which they shall find entrance or passage by water or land out of the territories, limits or places aforesaid...
עמוד 332 - It is impossible to read, without shame and indignation, the details which these documents disclose. The unfortunate natives of New Zealand, unless some decisive measures of prevention be adopted, will, I fear, be shortly added to the number of those barbarous tribes, who, in different parts of the Globe, have fallen a sacrifice to their intercourse with civilised men, who bear and disgrace the name of Christians.

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