Zorra Boys at Home and Abroad, or, How to Succeed cover

Zorra Boys at Home and Abroad, or, How to Succeed

William Alexander MacKay (1842-1905)

1. 00 - Introductory
2. 01 - Sketch I. James Wood
3. 02 - Sketch II. Alexander M. Sutherland
4. 03 - Sketch III. Prof Henry John Cody, M.A.
5. 04 - Sketch IV. George Mackay
6. 05 - Sketch V. Thomas Adams
7. 06 - Sketch VI. George N. Matheson
8. 07 - Sketch VII. Hon. Donald Mackay
9. 08 - Sketch VIII. Dr. James Fraser
10. 09 - Sketch IX. Paul Murray
11. 10 - Sketch X. James and John Fletcher
12. 11 - Sketch XI. Hon. J. R. Sutherland
13. 12 - Sketch XII. Mervin Cody
14. 13 - Sketch XIII. G. L. Mackay, D.D.
15. 14 - Sketch XIV. Prof. Donald Mackay, B.A., Ph.D.
16. 15 - Sketch XV. Nelson Janes
17. 16 - Sketch XVI. D. S. Burdick
18. 17 - Sketch XVII. John Griffiths
19. 18 - Sketch XVIII. Thomas Oliver, M.P.
20. 19 - Sketch XIX. Hon. James Sutherland, M.P.
21. 20 - Sketch XX. Rev. Charles W. Gordon, B.A. (
22. 21 _ Sketch XXI. Rev. Alexander S. Macleod, M.A.
23. 22 - Sketch XXII. Capt. John M. Ross
24. 23 - Sketch XXIII. Dr. A. E. Matheson
25. 24 - Sketch XXIV. John S. MacKay

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By Zorra, in the following sketches, is meant a little district in Oxford county, Ontario, some ten miles square, composed of part of East and part of West Zorra, and containing a population of about fourteen hundred. It was settled about the year 1830, chiefly by Highlanders from Sutherlandshire, Scotland.Within the last forty years there have gone from this district over one hundred young men who have made their mark in the world. With most of these it has been the writer's good fortune to be personally and intimately acquainted; and companionship with some of them has been to him a pleasure and a benefit.It is not intended to include all these in the following sketches; this were impracticable, but it is believed that a brief, unvarnished account of the career of some of them may be an inspiration, not only to the young men of Zorra to-day, but to men everywhere struggling against difficulties, and earnestly engaged in the conflict of life. Such sketches will also be to many a pleasant souvenir of early days, when"Hearts were light as ony feather,Free frae sorrow, care and strife."