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THE

CANADIAN MONTHLY

AND

NATIONAL REVIEW.

VOLUME XIII.

JANUARY TO JUNE, 1878.

TORONTO

HUNTER, ROSE & CO.

1878,

Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year 1878, by HuntER, ROSE & Co., in

the office of the Minister of Agriculture.

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PAGE Ancient Society, by Joseph Bawden ........

.:. ............................. 494 ANNALS OF CANADA, THE.. .......

..... ...119-138 Barbecue in North Mississippi, A, by R. Cleland ........

.. ......... 500 BOOK REVIEWS ................

.... 109, 224, 328, 442, 554, 678 Buddha and Buddhism, by Fidelis .......

.. .... . 35, 165 Buddhism and Christianity, by Fidelis ........

sm and Christianity, DY FIUCIIS ..................................................... 509 Communism, by T. B. Browning ...........

.. .....478, 577 CURRENT EVENTS ........

............................ 95, 210, 317, 428, 539, 665 Denison's History of Cavalry, by F.....

............. 403 Ethical Value of Convictions, The, by Prof. J. E. Wells....................... 503 Fair Ophelia, The, by Louisa Murray........

137 Familiar Sayings, by E. R. B. ....... Feminine Proper Names, by G. W. G ....... Four Fat and the Four Lean Years, The, by James Young, M.P. ...... Glimpses of Old English Life, by G. H. ... ........

630 Green Pastures and Piccadilly : A Novel, by William Black............ Harriet Martineau, by D. Fowler .........

172 Heathen and Christian Canonical Coincidences, by William McDonnell

393 Idealism in Life, by W. D. Le Sueur..... ... ..... ......

414 Indian Legend, An, by J. B..............

201 Law and the Study of Law, by Lester Lelan .............

190 Lazy Dick : A Story, by Maple Leaf ........ ....... ................

520 Little Great Men, by F. R. ......

490 Lord Macaulay and the Liberal Party, by Martin J. Griffin ......... ..... ............. Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton, by Mark Twain Lucas van Leyden, by Walter Townsend . .... ..... Margaret Fuller Ossoli, by G. ............

..................... 289 Modern Proserpine, A: A London Story, by Mrs. Francis Rye........................ Monks of Thelema, The: A Novel, by Walter Besant and James Rice ...... 333, 445, 557 Mr. Speaker, by J. G. Bourinot .... ..... New Reformation, The, by Carroll Ryan ...... ....... .......

..................... Odium Theologicum : A reply to Sordello, by C. E... Opium Eating, by * * * ... ...

............ 248 Personal Representation and the Representation of Minorities, by Jehu Mathews ... 148 Practical Principles of Canadian Nationalism, The, by William Norris ............... Professor Tyndall's Materialism, by Prof. Watson...... .....

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Prohibition, by Sordello .......
Reginald Harland : Incidents in a Gold-Hunter's Life, by R. W. Douglas ............
Rejoinder, A, by Sordello .

.......... ... 84 Rideau Canal, The, by William Mills......................... ............. ............. 375 ROUND THE TABLE....

......... ....... ....... ......88, 204, 309, 422, 535, 659 Royal Navy, The, by G. W. G. .......

.......... 240 Russian Serfage : Its Rise and its Extinction, by R. A. Ramsay, Montreal ............ 297

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PAGE Scientific Treatment of History, The, by J. M. Buchan ........ Sleep and Dreaming, by Edward Fitzgerald ....... , ............................... 467 Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion, by Mark Twain ........................... 74 Spectroscope and its Lessons, The, by S. H. Janes ... ... ... ............................ 266 Such a Good Man: A Story, by Walter Besant and James Rice ............57, 113, 225, 377 Three Friends of Mine : De Quincey, Coleridge, and Poe, by St. Quentin · .. .. ...... 359 Through Sorrow to Love : A Story from the German, translated by A. H. B., Cobourg. 157 Through the Phosphate Country to the Desert, by J. G. Bourinot........... .... 23 Uniform Non-local Time, by Canadensis ..... .

..... .. ...... Wanted, Good Board : A Tale in five chapters, by F. R ..................... ............ 608 What can we know of the Future Life? by Bildad ........ ................................... 626 William Penn, by T. C. B. Fraser,

............ 408 Witches of Warboys, The, by A. Spencer Jones .............................................. 52 ANNALS OF CANADA, The .......

.............119-138 Book REVIEWS...............

............ 109, 224, 328, 442, 554, 678 CURRENT EVENTS ...........

.................. 95, 210, 317, 428, 539, 665 ROUND THE TABLE ..........

................ 88, 204, 309, 422, 535, 659

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606 April Day, An, by Fidelis .........................

502 Canada, by Nicholas Flood Davin .......... Evolution : A Sonnet, by A. W. G.........

647 Fallen Idols, by M. E. Muchall............. Home, by H. M. ... ............ .....

464 Horizons, by Gowan Lea ..........

596 Hyacinthus, by R. T. Vichol................

................ Love and Pride, by Fidelis ................ Madrigal, a, by Alice Horton ................. Minstrel's Curse, The : A Ballad from the German of Uhland, translated by W. T.... Multum in Parvo, by F. R. ......

238 Passing of Autumn, The, by R. T. Nichol......

146 Reflections, by Gowan Lea........ Shine Inward: A Sonnet, by Laurentius......... Sonnet, by Marvin Seaton .........

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402 Summer Home, A: A Sonnet, by C. L. Cleaveland ......... To a Latter-day Hypatia : A Despiser of Love and Marriage, by A. W. G.............. 164

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BY WILLIAM BLACK,
Author of · A Princess of Thule,' 'Daughter of Heth,' 'Three Feathers,' Strange Adven-

tures of a Phaeton, etc.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN AMERICAN WRITER.

CHAPTER XLVII.

of building roads, schools, and bridges at the

cost of the mere speculators. It was said that THE PLAINS.

these very non-resident speculators, whose

ranks we had been tempted to join, were the ND here also, as at Chicago, the demon curse of the country, and that all laws passed

of speculation was nearly getting the to tax them, and to relieve the real residents, better of our small and not by any means were just. Very well; but what was that other wealthy party. It was a terrible temptation statement about the arrears of taxes owing by to hear of all those beautiful grazing lands these unhappy wretches ? Was it fair of the close by in the Platte Valley, the freehold of government of any State or any country in which was to be purchased for a song. The the world to sell such debts by auction, and fact is, things were rather bad at Omaha give the buyer the right of extorting forty per while we were there ; and although every cent. per annum until the taxes were paid ? body tried to hang on to his real estate in We regarded our friends. We hinted that hopes of better times, still the assessments this statement was a capital credulometer. pressed hard, and one could have very eligi- The faith that can accept it is capable of ble “lots" at very small prices. No doubt any thing. there were ominous rumours about. We These profound researches into the conheard something, as we went further west, dition of public affairs in Omaha, during the about county commissioners, elected by the further day or two we lingered there, were homesteaders and pre-emptors, who are free partly owing to vague dreams of the pleafrom taxation, going rather wild in the way sure of proprietorship, but no doubt they

* Registered in accordance with the Copyright Act of 1875, and published by arrangement with the author and with Messrs. Harper Bros., his American publishers.

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