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THE

CANADIAN NORTH-WEST:

ITS

HISTORY AND ITS TROUBLES,

FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF THE FUR-TRADE TO THE ERA

OF THE RAILWAY AND THE SETTLER ;

WITH

INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN THE REGION,

AND

The Narrative of Three Ensurrections

BY

G. MERCER ADAM,

Ex-Capt. Queen's Own Rifles,
Late Editor of "The Canadian Monthly," etc., eto.

Toronto:
ROSE PUBLISHING COMPANY.

WHITBY :
J. S. ROBERTSON & BROS.

Entered according to the Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one-thoa.

sand eight hundred and eighty-five, by HUNTER, Rose & Co., in the office of the Minister of Agricultuie.

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“No fabled land of joy and song is this

That lieth in the glow of eventide ;
Not sung by bards of old in minstrel strain,
Yet he who reads its history shall learn
Of doughty deeds well worth all knightly fame.
It is a land of rivers flowing free,
Lake-mirrored mountains, rising proud and stern,-
A land of spreading prairies ocean wide,
Where harsh sounds slumber in the hush of gloom,
And peace hath brooded with outstretched wings.

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Such be thy future ; 0; thou land of hope,
Where, in the fear of God and love of home,
Thy people shall increase-0, may thy soil
Bear many a thinker, many a man of might,
Many a statesman fitted to control,
Many a hero, fitted to command.
Such may thy future be-not great alone,
In never-sated commerce,--rather great
In all that welds a people heart to heart;
Among thy sons may many a leader spring,
By whom the ship of State well piloted,
Thy haven of wide Empire thou may'st reach,
An empire stretching from the western wave
To where the rosy dawu enflames the seas.”

-J. H. Bowes, in The 'Varsity.

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