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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47



This is perhaps the main point in choosing a place for a home. Parents will agree with me that fair fields and meadows are little to the emigrant, if they generate fever-producing miasm and vapour. What are soft breezes if they waft the seeds of pestilence? What cares a man for golden grain and mellow fruits, or indeed for all that this world can yield, if disease annually visit his dwelling? British Columbia may be said to be the very land of health—for man, for beast, for tree. This fact will have a mighty influence on her future.