Dundas; Or, a Sketch of Canadian History, and More Particularly of the County of Dundas, One of the Earliest Settled Counties in Upper Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 Excerpt: ... whole of Canada. The earth trembled violently, and caused the stakes of the palisades and palings to dance, in a manner that would have been incredible had we not actually seen it in many places. Men and women ran out of doors, and stood horror-struck with the scene before them, unable to move, and ignorant...
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Dundas; or, A sketch of Canadian history, and more particularly of the county of Dundas, one of the earliest settled counties in Upper Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 Excerpt: ... whole of Canada. The earth trembled violently, and caused the stakes of the palisades and palings to dance, in a manner that would have been incredible had we not actually seen it in many places. Men and women ran out of doors, and stood horror-struck with the scene before them, unable to move, and ignorant where to fly for refuge from the tottering walls and trembling earth the violence of the earthquake was greatest in the forest, where even the trunks of the trees are said to have been detached from their places, and dashed against each ojther with inconceivable violence and confusion The Indians declared that the forests were drunk Some of the mountains were torn from their beds and thrown upon others, leaving immense chasms in the places whence they had issued." L 162 HAIL STORM. chap. In this strain the report proceeds to a great length, each sentence adding new horrors to the description, until the reader is quite prepared to hear that Quebec, with its citadel, and all its inhabitants were swallowed up alive; but no, " the most remarkable circumstance of all, is, that all this has transpired without our losing either man, woman, or child, or even having a hair of their head touched." The earthquake of 1860 was succeeded by several minor shocks, at intervals of a few days; it was also preceded by a considerable one in May of the same year, described by those within doors, as though a railway train had passed rapidly through the cellar of the house. We are in the habit of connecting thunder-storms with a sultry and overheated state of the atmosphere; nevertheless, we are at times subjected to sudden and unaccountable freaks of nature. Thus, about three years ago, we were visited by a thunder-storm of unparalleled severity during the ver...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150549243
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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