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Quebec free pdf Excerpt from Quebec: Summer and Winter Here sailed Jacques Cartier bold, and great Champlain, Here vigorous Frontenac with iron ruled-Here fell two heroes: one in victoryScarce realized: his rival in defeatScarce known. Peace from their glorious graves has schooledThe ancient discord, till our minstrelsySings growth united in war's vacant seat! - Alfred Thorold. There is not a spot in all America richer in historic treasure, or more lavishly endowed by Nature in the beauty, grandeur, and splendor of its surroundings, than the quaint old walled city of Quebec, which, guarding the portal of the great inland waters of the continent, has not inaptly been termed the "Sentinel City of the St. Lawrence." Historically it stands pre-eminent. Here the germ of European civilization was planted in this new northern land, and the two greatest of old-world monarchies battled for half a continent- where mediaeval ideas of fortification and defence may be seen- and where the bold fortress-crowned rock and the majestic river flowing with the watery tribute of the whole western world at its feet, show nature in her most wonderful works. It is of Quebec that Henry Ward Beecher said: "Here is a small bit of mediaeval Europe perched upon a rock, and dried for keeping - a curiosity that has not its equal in its kind on this side of the ocean." "Strolling in Lower Town one might fancy himself in Amiens or Dieppe, and along the Grand Allee, running right across the Plains of Abraham, you might be in Brussels or Paris," adds another writer, "only that Clifton Terrace seems to recall you to Kensington. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331726115
EAN : 9781331726111
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 38 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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