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PROFESSIONS, LITERATURE, MANNERS,

AND

EMIGRATION,

IN THE

UNITED STATES AND CANADA,

MADE: DURING, A; RESIDENCE THÁRE IN

1932:

BY THE REV. ISAAC FIDLER,

FOR A SHORT TIME MISSIONARY OF THORNHILL ON YONGE STREET,

NEAR YORK, UPPER CANADA.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY WHITTAKER, TREACHER, AND CO.,

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CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

UNITED STATES.

Page PREFACE

iii CHAPTER I. Reasons for Emigrating—The Voyage, and First View

of New York-Impressions on Landing, and High
Price of Lodgings and Fuel-Miscellaneous Particulars,
upon Delivery of letters of Introduction - Remarks on
the Episcopal Chöreh anđ Clergy in the United States
-American Marriage
...

1 CHAPTER:II. Sanscrit Printing-Poverty of Clergy - Influence of Clergy

--Changes in Professions - Empluments of Clergy-
State of Learning-Prospects of English Clergymen in
the States—Character of American Clergy-Methodist
Bigotry

25 CHAPTER III. Reasons for Abandoning the Idea of Teaching the Eastern

Languages in the United States—Day Schools—Insubordination of Pupils—Anecdote of the Blind Teacher --Of an Irish Classical Teacher-Sad Tale of a Village Schoolmaster-American Insensibility–Farther Opinions concerning American Schools..

46 CHAPTER IV. Story of a Stranger and his Travels—Of his Book, and his

Teaching Experience-Case of a Young Schoolmaster from England.--His Sanguine Hopes, and his Disappointments—The New York Proprietory School Low State of Greek Teaching in New York-Distaste for

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