Roughing it in the Bush

Author: Susanna Moodie
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 179,878 / 505 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.9
LoC Categories: CT, PR, F
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A classic of pioneer and Canadian literature, the story follows Moodie's emigration from England to settlement on a farm in the wilds of Ontario with character sketches, local customs, and travel narrative.

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er of necessity, not of choice; and this is more especially true of the emigration of persons of respectable connections, or of any station or position in the world. Few educated persons, accustomed to the refinements and luxuries of European society, ever willingly relinquish those advantages, and place themselves beyond the protective influence of the wise and revered institutions of their native land, without the pressure of some urgent cause. Emigration may, indeed, generally be regarded as an act of severe duty, performed at the expense of personal enjoyment, and accompanied by the sacrifice of those local attachments which stamp the scenes amid which our childhood grew, in imperishable characters, upon the heart. Nor is it until adversity has pressed sorely upon the proud and wounded spirit of the well-educated sons and daughters of old but impoverished families, that they gird up the loins of the mind, and arm themselves with fortitude to meet and dare the heart-breaking conflict.

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