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The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada   By: (1803-1882)

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"THE STORY OF MY LIFE."

BY THE LATE

REV. EGERTON RYERSON, D.D., LLD.,

(Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada.)

PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF HIS LITERARY TRUSTEES:

THE REV. S.S. NELLES, D.D., LL.D., THE REV. JOHN POTTS. D.D., AND J. GEORGE HODGINS, ESQ., LL.D.

EDITED BY

J. GEORGE HODGINS, Esq., LL.D.

"His life was gentle; and the elements So mix't in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, This was a Man!"

Shakespeare. Julius C├Žsar , Act v., sc. 5.

Justum et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instantis tyranni Mente quatit solida

Horace. Odes , iii. 3.

WITH PORTRAIT AND ENGRAVINGS.

TORONTO:

WILLIAM BRIGGS, 78 and 80 KING STREET EAST.

1884.

Entered, according to the Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty three, by Mary Ryerson and Charles Egerton Ryerson, in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture, Ottawa.

CONTENTS.

Page Preface ix

Estimate of Rev. Dr. Ryerson's Character and Labours 17

CHAPTER I. 1803 1825.

Sketch of Early Life 23

CHAPTER II. 1824 1825.

Extracts from Dr. Ryerson's Diary of 1824 and 1825 32

CHAPTER III. 1825 1826.

First Year of Ministry and First Controversy 47

CHAPTER IV. 1826 1827.

Missionary to the River Credit Indians 58

CHAPTER V. 1826 1827.

Diary of Labours among Indians 64

CHAPTER VI. 1827 1828.

Labours and Trials. Civil Rights Controversy 80

CHAPTER VII. 1828 1829.

Ryanite Schism. M. E. Church of Canada organized 87

CHAPTER VIII. 1829 1832.

Establishment of the Christian Guardian . Church Claims resisted 93

CHAPTER IX. 1831 1832.

Methodist Affairs in Upper Canada. Proposed Union with the British Conference 107

CHAPTER X. 1833.

Union between the British and Canadian Conferences 114

CHAPTER XI. 1833 1834.

"Impressions of England" and their effects 121

CHAPTER XII. 1834.

Events following the Union. Division and Strife 141

CHAPTER XIII. 1834 1835.

Second Retirement from the Guardian Editorship 144

CHAPTER XIV. 1835 1836.

Second Mission to England. Upper Canada Academy 152

CHAPTER XV. 1835 1836.

The "Grievance" Report; Its Object and Failure 155

CHAPTER XVI. 1836 1837.

Dr. Ryerson's Diary of his Second Mission to England 158

CHAPTER XVII. 1836.

Publication of the Hume and Roebuck Letters 167

CHAPTER XVIII. 1836 1837.

Important Events transpiring in England 170

CHAPTER XIX. 1837 1839.

Return to Canada. The Chapel Property Cases 172

CHAPTER XX. 1837.

The Coming Crisis. Rebellion of 1837 175

CHAPTER XXI. 1837 1838.

Sir F. B. Head and the Upper Canada Academy 179

CHAPTER XXII. 1838.

Victims of the Rebellion. State of the Country 182

CHAPTER XXIII. 1795 1861.

Sketch of Mr. William Lyon Mackenzie 185

CHAPTER XXIV. 1838.

Defence of the Hon. Marshall Spring Bidwell 188

CHAPTER XXV. 1838.

Return to the Editorship of the Guardian 199

CHAPTER XXVI... Continue reading book >>




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