Canadian Essays - Critical And Historical Critical and Historical

Canadian Essays - Critical And Historical
Auteur: Thomas O'Hagan
Uitgever: Read Books
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781406780222
  • oktober 2007
  • 224 pagina's
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PREFACE. THE following essays have appeared during the past few years in various magazines, and are now submitted to the public for the first time in book form. It will be noticed that they all deal with some phase of Canadian history or literature, and it is hoped that their publication will to some extent attain the purpose which their author has in view, namely, the promotion of a wider and better acquaintance on the part of Canadians with the historical and intellectual development of their own country. It is quite true that nothing can be added to the literary worth of an author by injudicious praise, nor will puffery give poet, novelist or historian a seat in the parquet of true merit or a niche in the temple of permanent fame. Yet does it not seem, to say the least, shortsighted and unpatriotic that we Canadians should busy ourselves with the literary beginnings of other lands, and pay but little heed to the literary colonizers and toilers of our own Is it, indeed, true that one hears more of the Canadian poets, Carman and Roberts and Campbell, in New York in a week than in Canada in five years If it should appear that some authors whose contributions to Canadian literature are but slight have gained recognition in this volume, it is because such writers have cheerfully and patriotically given of their heart and brain whether lyric, story or historical sketch to enrich the intellectual life-blood of our country, and deserve, therefore, to be gratefully remem- bered in its literary annals. It is to be hoped, too, that the essay dealing with French Canadian life and literature may help to make better known to the people of Ontario and the other provinces the literary worth andcharacter of the French Canadian people, who were the pioneers of our countrys progress, and who to-day form such an important part of this great Dominion. The subject of the deportation of the Acadians is a mooted one in Canadian history. The writer begs to enroll himself with those who regard the exiling of the Acadians as unjustifi- able, and who look upon it as the most cruel and wanton act that stains the page of New World history. on the Catholic Church in Though the papers Ontario, the Jesuit martyrdom, and the life and work of Rt. Rev. Alexander Macdonell appeal in interest especially to Catholics, yet their historical value as a record of the pioneer labors of the Catholic Church in the chief province of the Dominion may entitle them to be considered as a part of the general historical records of our country. The author desires to acknowledge his indebtedness in the preparation of this volume to the following works Rev. Dr. Harriss His- tory of the Early Missions in Western Canada Parkmans Early Jesuit Missions in North America, Wolfe and Montcalm, and Half a Century of Conflict Kingsfords History of Canada Martins Life of Brebeuf Rev. Dr. Teefys Jubilee Volume of the Archdiocese ofToronto Reminiscences of Bishop Macdonell, by Chevalier Macdonell, K.H.S. Dr. D. A. OSullivans Essays on the Church in Canada Benjamin Suites Origin of the French Canadians William Parker Green- oughs Canadian Folk-life and Folk-lore Arthur Buies The Saugenay and the Valley of Lake St...



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