Excerpt from Canada and the Canadian Question: A Review Canadian readers must put this book down, after reading it from cover to cover, with very mingled feelings. If possessed of the slightest appreciation of classical culture, they have read the author's Bay Leaves over and over again, always admiring without stint, and wishing that the great Oxford scholar had accepted the Mastership of his College and given us more work of the same kind. If they understand anything of the moral forces which have made Britain what she is, they are thankful to him for an appreciation of Oliver Cromwell as true as Carlyle's. If in sympathy with either the critical, the historical, the social or the democratic movement of modern times, they are continually astonished at his varied and rapid insight. Above all, they are grateful to such a man for having cast in his lot with Canada, for having' done his best to purify journalism and political life and to awaken the people - sometimes with the lash and often with the stings of the gad-ﬂy - out of party slavery and! Intellectual torpor. All this tribute they can pay 111ml. Ungrudgingly, and at the same time feel that he is ignorant of the deepest feelings of Canadians. They are obliged to admit, to those with whom his name is as a red rag to a bull, that he is recommending a course which they never intend to take, because it would be inconsistent with honour, as well as fatal to their highest hopes and to true. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.