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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
Though the words Canada East on the map stretch over many rivers and lakes and unexplored wildernesses, the actual Canada, which might be the colored portion of the map, is but a little clearing on the banks of the river, which one of those syllables would more than cover.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Yankee in Canada" (1853), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 40, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
"Canada East" and "Lower Canada" were early nineteenth- century political designations including most of what is now the Province of Quebec.
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