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242   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

land and a sum of money for this purpose; and Upper Canada College, at Toronto, was opened in 1830.

Books of   We come now to a time when a number of

the Time.   books were written in and about this coun-

try ; so many that it is quite impossible to mention in

these pages even the names of many authors who wrote

well. To this period belongs one of the most important books ever written about Canada, Lord Durham's f a m o u s

- " Report " on the affairs of the British American colonies;

   =`-   but this has already
been mentioned in a

®~n..Fee.r~r~•r-   previous chapter.

As in earlier times, some of the most interesting books are

   TH4 S. S. " B],AVER."   t h o s e written by

(The first steamer on the Pacific Ocean. Built travellers, s u c h as

on the Thames, in 1835, for th2 Hudson's Bay sir Alexander Mac-Company. Her engines were constructed by a son of James watt, the inventor of the kenzie and Samuel

steam-engine.) Hearne, or by men and women settling in the cotmtr_v, such as John Galt, Colonel Talbot, Mrs. Jameson, and Airs. Moodie. The latter and her equally talented sister, Airs. Traill, be-longed to the clever Strickland family, of which several members have written notable books. Mrs. Moodie wrote an account of her experiences which she called by the suggestive title of "Roughing It in the Bush."

Meanwhile, far away by the sea, young Joseph Howe was writing his poems and essays and newspaper articles, and the witty lawyer who afterwards became judge Haliburton was also busy with his pen. His first work was an " Historical Account of Nova Scotia," but


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