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Windsor,  Nova  Scotia, Canada – c. 1800
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T.C.H. Haliburton

Haliburton – age 40s
Haliburton – age 60s
Attaché Quote
Clifton House
TCH’s Birthplace

 


Quote from Tomas Chandler Haliburton’s book "Attaché – Sam Slick in England"
– Published 1844 – in which Haliburton reminisces about his boyhood
at King’s Collegiate School c. 1800

…"Memory acts on thought like sudden heat on a dormant fly, it wakes it from the dead, puts new life into it, and it stretches out its wings and buzzes round as if it had never slept. When you see him, don’t the old schoolmaster rise up before you as nateral as if it was only yesterday? and the school room, and the noisy larkin’, happy holidays, and you boys let out racin’, yelpin’, hollerin’ and whoopin’ like mad with pleasure; and the playground, and the game at bass (base) in the fields or hurley on the long pond on the ice, or campin’ out a-night at Chester lakes to fish."…

 

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