This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ... may be agreeable, and that to the end of her life she may look back upon the time spent in this Island with pleasure and satisfaction; and ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ... may be agreeable, and that to the end of her life she may look back upon the time spent in this Island with pleasure and satisfaction; and we would request your Excellency to convey to her Ladyship our warmest wishes for her happiness." To this portion of the address, Sir Alexandre replied: --"Lady Bannerman has been delighted with her tour, and though all her early recollections are associated with the country she in which was educated and brought up, she cannot fail to have an affectionate interest in the Island of her birth, and from the people of which, since her arrival, she has experienced so much kindness." The reference to Lady Bannerman's birthplace in the Cascumpec address is of interest, as showing that some people on "the Island " had kept track of Mrs. Gordon and her family after they left for Nova Scotia in 1800. Moreover, it has been stated more than once that years before the first published statement, in 1881, that Margaret Gordon was the original of the Blumine in Sartor Resartus, "Islanders" were interested in reading Sartor because the heroine had been born and reigned as governor's lady in their midst. If this were true Lady Bannerman herself must have been the original authority for the statement. But this view cannot be sustained by proof. Late in August Sir Alexander and Lady Bannerman made a similar tour of King's County, and were, as before, received with the greatest cordiality. It was at this time that a handsome silver table service was completed in London at a cost of over 500 sterling, and despatched to Sir Alexander. The beautiful candelabrum,1 which was the centrepiece of the service, bore the inscription: --1 Engraved in Illustrated London News. "Presented to His Excellency, Sir Alexan...Read Less
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