The Canadian Guide Book, with a Map of the Province

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Armour & Ramsay., 1849 - Canada - 153 pages
 

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Page 103 - FAINTLY as tolls the evening chime Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time. Soon as the woods on shore look dim, We'll sing at St Ann's our parting hymn.* Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The Rapids are near and the daylight* past Why should we yet our sail unfurl?
Page 103 - Why should we yet our sail unfurl ? There is not a breath the blue wave to curl ; But, when the wind blows off the shore, Oh ! sweetly we'll rest our weary oar. Blow, breezes, blow, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near and the daylight's past. Utawas' tide ! this trembling moon Shall see us float over thy surges soon.
Page 84 - 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. " 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.
Page 88 - Thereupon the general rejoined: "Go, one of you, my lads, to Colonel Burton — ; tell him to march Webb's regiment with all speed down to Charles River, to cut off the retreat of the fugitives from the bridge.
Page 53 - Military prowess gave them a common death, History, a common fame, Posterity, a common monument.
Page 89 - I am not ashamed to own to you, that my heart does not exult in the midst of this success. I have lost but a friend in General WOLFE. Our country has lost a sure support, and a perpetual honor. If the world were sensible at how dear a price we have purchased QUEBEC in his death, it would damp the public joy. Our best consolation is, that providence seemed not to promise that he should remain long among us. He was himself sensible of the weakness of his constitution, and determined...
Page 89 - Such was the death of Wolfe upon the Plains of Abraham, at the early age of thirty-two years ! It has been well observed, that " a death more glorious attended with circumstances more picturesque and interesting, is no where to be found in the annals of history.
Page 83 - A vigorous blow struck by the army at this juncture may determine the fate of Canada. Our troops below are in readi• ness to join us : all the light artillery and tools are embarked at Pointe Levi ; and the troops will land where the French seem least to expect it.
Page 85 - ... 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.
Page 88 - ... charge with the bayonet. WOLFE exposing himself at the head of the battalions, was singled out by some Canadian marksmen, on the enemy's left, and had already received a slight wound in the wrist. Regardless of this, and unwilling to dispirit his troops, he folded a handkerchief round his arm, and putting himself at the head of the grenadiers, led them on to the charge, which was completely successful. It was bought, however, with the life of their heroic leader. He was struck with a second ball...

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