The Free Grant Lands of Canada
by Thomas McMurray (9781458873828)

The Free Grant Lands of Canada
Thomas McMurray
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 54
Category: Canada
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781458873828
ISBN-10: 145887382X

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: MUSKOKA FALLS. 31 "bridge that spans the Grand Muskoka Falls. The writer is not a little proud of the thought that he was one of the first to carve his name on that wonderful record MUSKOKA. Here hoary rocks that countless ages past Have brav'd the force of winter's wildest blast, And scorching heat of summer's fiercest ray, Those rugged, beetling crags of granite gray, With awful majesty, sublimely grand, In all their native, ancient, moss-clad glory stand. Behold the maple groves in bright array, Their gorgeous tints and brilliant hues display. Among their short-liv'd fading glories see, Emblem of constancy, the hemlock tree, ? That ever green its spreading branches show, Alike in summer's sultry heat and winter's chilling snow. Above the hemlocks green and maples bright, The sombre pine uplifts its stately height? Its cone-capp'd head above the other trees. Its tassel'd foliage trembles in each breeze, And nimble red squirrels sport and wild birds sing Among the waving branches of the forest king. The wild duck skims along the glassy lake, The wild hare fearless plays among the brake; In glens where foot of white man ne'er hath trode, The shaggy bear and fox make their abode; And through the vastness of their forest home, The graceful bounding deer and savage wild wolf roam. The calm, unruffled river quiet flows, Save when some sudden breeze mars its repose, i Or when some scaly tenant of the flood Darts forth his shiny length in quest of food; Or o'er its smooth and placid surface glides The fragile bark canoe the skilful Indian guides. But see now, bursting through the narrow gorge? Its wildly rushing torrent seethe and surge, One boiling mass of foam, from rock to rock, ? It falls, it boun...

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