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McGill and its Story, 1821-1921

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Author: Cyrus MacMillan
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,132 / 254 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 20.3
LoC Category: LD
Downloads: 428
Added to site: 2009.03.06 23619
Genre: History

The following pages give in general outline the century story of McGill University. They have no pretension to the title of detailed History, for it has been possible to chronicle only the circumstances which shaped the University in its infancy and the important events of its succeeding years. The story is one of struggle and disappointment, of discouragement and controversy, and of ultimate success and triumph.

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rders of the people in this Province are for the most part deplorably ignorant; that the very slender portion of instruction which their children obtain is almost entirely confined amongst those, who do not live in the Towns, to the girls alone; and more especially, it is notorious that they have hitherto made no progress towards the attainment of the language of the country under which government they have the happiness to live.

"This total ignorance of the English language on the part of the Canadians draws a distinct line of demarcation between them and His Majesty's British subjects in this Province, injurious to the welfare and happiness of both; and continues to divide into two separate peoples those, who by their situation, their common interests and their equal participation of the same laws and the same form of Government, should naturally form but one.

"If the evils are confessedly great which arise from this want of a community of language, it should seem expedient to endeavour to pro



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