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The Story of My Life

Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 306,106 / 916 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.2
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 274
Added to site: 2008.02.13
mnybks.net#: 20049
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography
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respected and trusted him fully, and he never failed to acknowledge their fidelity and devotion in the public service.

I had, for some time before he ceased to be the Head of the Education Department, looked forward with pain and anxiety to that inevitable event. Pain, that he and I were at length to be separated in the carrying forward of the great work of our lives, in which it had been my pride and pleasure to be his principal assistant. Anxiety at what, from my knowledge of him, I feared would be the effect of release from the work on fully accomplishing which he had so earnestly set his heart. Nor were my fears groundless. To a man of his application and ardent temperament, the feeling that his work was done sensibly affected him. He lost a good deal of his elasticity, and during the last few years of his life, very perceptibly failed.

The day on which he took official leave of the Department was indeed a memorable one. As he bade farewell to each of his assistants in the office, he and th

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