Re-Settlement and Cultivation of Land in British Columbia : An Address Delivered Before St. John's Literary Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 12th, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

Re-Settlement and Cultivation of Land in British Columbia : An Address Delivered Before St. John's Literary Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 12th, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Re-Settlement and Cultivation of Land in British Columbia: An Address Delivered Before St. John's Literary Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 12th, 1915 The son of a fruit grower in the Garden of Scotland. I was born in an orchard. And from infancy had daily opportunities of le:1r11111g the details of fruit raising and marketing. And the cultivation of field crops and stock feeding. In early manhood I was appointed secretary to a district horticultural society, and, during 1111 tenure of that office frequently met the leading horticulturists o1 er a 111de area. For many years. My occupation 11 as in the city of Edinburgh. But I resided outside the city and had a small garden, in which I carried on experiments in cultivation. A break in my career occurred during the lloer war. And I then came to British Columbia and obtained a free homestead in Coquitlam. Where I carried on operations in the heart of the primeval forest. And spent ten 1ears in clearing and forming a fruit orchard. My plan of bringin1r out 1111 fan1il1 at the end of two 1cars 111iscarried. An illus tration of the truth that the best laid schemes 0 mice and men orang aft a1rley. In 1outh. I had read 7i1nmerman on Solitude. But my practice of what he regarded as a book11orn1s virtue. Was i111olui1tar1. And. Instead of being bestowed upon paper and ink productions. My studies were mostly devoted to the grandest of all scientific works. The great book of nature. Pural life brings one into daily contact with the wonders and beauties of creation as revealed in geology. Botany. And natural history. Meteorology offers an endless variety of phenomena: astronomy reveals by (lily the ever - changing but regular course of the unwearied sun. The great source of all our planetary health and energy. While. In the nights. When the darkness is greatest. We are privileged to gaze into the unfathomable depths of the universe beyond. And realize to the full the meaning of the oft-quoted line. The heavens are telling the glory of God. When such passages are set to music. As they are most appropriately in Hadyn's oratorio. Creation, any doubts as to the existence of a Divinity must vanish for ever. The study of astronomy shows i1s the insignificance of man and all his works. And the planet we inhabit to be a mere speck of dust in the great umverse. 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.


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Author(s)
William Sinclair
Format
Hardback | 24 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 6mm | 191g
Publication date
20 Dec 2018
Publisher
Forgotten Books
Language
English
Illustrations note
8 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0266762840
ISBN13
9780266762843