Much to Be Done

Much to Be Done

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Victorian Ontario included people from all walks of life from homeless beggars to wealthy gentry. In Much To Be Done we glimpse how life was lived in 19th-century Ontario, not only in the grand mansions, but also in the farm houses and streets where our ancestors lived. This publication could be your great-grandmothera€™s story, following the cycle of life from courtship to childbirth to celebration and death. Diaries, with some contributions from letters, newspapers and reminiscences, provide a fresh and contemporary viewpoint. Much To Be Done promotes a historical understanding which links people of today with the Ontario of the past.As early as 1855 in Mrs. Gaskella#39;s North and South, her heroine offers a horehound candy to a friend. Although rarer today ... These medicinesa€”the sort with linseed or camphor as primary ingredients-a€”smelt strongly, and would not have had a pleasant taste. Unfortunately, Mrs. Cain does not tell us what the Oil of Gladness cured.104 Salves were also commonly made at home. The basic protectiveanbsp;...

Title:Much to Be Done
Author:Frances Hoffman, Ryan Taylor
Publisher:Dundurn - 2007-05-15


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