Life of Sir John Beverly Robinson: BART., C.B., D.C.L., Chief-justice of Upper Canada

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Morang & Company, limited, 1904 - 490 pages

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Page 408 - Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old ? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams or with ten thousands r
Page 27 - God forbid that I should justify you : till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Page 196 - Loyalists, on their coming to full age, and that it was his wish to put a mark of honour upon the families who had adhered to the unity of the empire, and joined the Royal Standard in America before the Treaty of Separation in the year 1783.
Page 472 - The reason is obvious. Men who, like the Loyalists, separate themselves from their friends and kindred, who are driven from their homes, who surrender the hopes and expectations of life, and who become outlaws, wanderers, and exiles, — such men leave few memorials behind them. Their papers are scattered and lost, and their very names pass from human recollection.
Page 319 - Yet fame deserved, no enemy can grudge; The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge. In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean; Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of despatch, and easy of access.
Page 55 - Some say that nothing could be more desperate than the measure ; but I answer, that the state of the province admitted of nothing but desperate remedies. I got possession of the letters my antagonist addressed to the secretary of war, and also of the sentiments which hundreds of his army uttered to their friends.
Page 474 - The Council concurring with His Lordship it is accordingly ordered that the several land boards take course for preserving a registry of the names of all persons falling under the description aforementioned, to the end that their posterity may be discriminated from future settlers, in the parish registers and rolls of the militia of their respective districts and other public remembrancer?
Page 210 - A course of careful observation, during the last eleven years, has fully satisfied me, that, had the violent movements in which I and many others were engaged on both sides of the Niagara proved successful, that success would have deeply injured the people of Canada, whom I then believed I was serving at great risks...
Page 473 - ... some of the best and ablest men America has ever produced, and they were contending for an ideal which was at least as worthy as that for which Washington fought.
Page 460 - Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of Thy true religion, and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth Thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer Thy holy Sacraments : And to all Thy people...

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