that the United States are entered on a new era of commercial eniterprise, will
be vigoroisly carried to completion by 1883."
Here we have the verb to be with a neuter verb.
On page I8 occurs this charming bit of writing :-
" The writer drove to the village on a market dav, and counted no less
than twenty-seven comfortable ' buggies,'and numerous waggons, belonginc,
to the farmers who settled inl the forest a quarter of a century or less belore,
and had now come to sell their sur^pltls prodluce to the dealers."
Was this the first time they had sold their prodtuce ? And surplus
produce too ? Do farmers farm only for their own table ? Was the
surplusproduce on this occasion what remained after selling in some
other market ?
On page 25 :-
I' NoStarRoutefrauds have ever disgraced the political annals of Canada,
and her public men have invariably preserved that reputtation for integrity
which is a distinguishing trait of English statesmen."
Reputation may be the consequence of a trait in a statesman, but
you cannot say it is a trait.
Here we are again. Turn to page 28:-
"They believe that the story which the Immigration Returns of this
continent have toldfor so many years back will be henceforth one moreflattering
to the Empire, and that tlie increasing interest taken in Canada will sooIn bear
rich fruit in the development of her territorial resources."
Thus the story which has been told is in some way to be doctored
so as to be more flattering to the Empire.
Turn back to page 5 :-
"' So distinguished a writer as Mr. Goldwin Smith since he has become
more closely identified with Canada, has never ceased throwing his douche of
cold water on Canadian aspirations, or advocating that ' Continental system'
which, once carried out, would eventually make the Dominion a member of
the American Union."
Our author evidently thinks that Mr. Goldwin Smith, before he
became connected with Canada, expressed views on the Empire and
Canada different from those he has promulgated since he took up his
residence amongst us. His sin, if sin it were, seems to have consisted
in trying to stimulate Canadian aspirations, in the direction of " national
expansion," of which Mr. Bourinot approves. (see page 27.)
One word as to Mr. Bourinot's consistency. On page 3 we read:-
"The fact that during fitteen months ending on the 30th of September last,
nearly nine hundred thousand irnmigrants, largely drawn from Great Britian
and Ireland, arrived in the United States, can hardly be regarded with satis-