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I see thee, not at natal hour,
But ages hence, in sovereign power –
When the fleet iron-horse shall rear
From Nootka Sound to Labrador;
When thy rich belt, with commerce spanned,
Shall send its wealth from land to land,
And millions shall find happy homes
Where now the untamed buffalo roams;
When teeming cities, villas fair,
And all the arts of peace are there;
When college, school and churches’ spires,
All glitter in solstitial fires;
And mountain, mine and spreading plain
Diffuse their wealth from main to main,
And jarring races, fused in one,
Rejoice in name – Canadian.


(House of Common Debates, Fourth Parliament, First Session: volume 1, p. 629; 1879)





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