Upper Canada Almanack for the year 1837

Cover - Upper Canada Almanack for the year 1837

This rare, variant edition depicts the Tree of Abuse, an unguarded reference to the Tory Compact in Upper Canada. Published in the year preceding the 1837-38 rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada, the satirical verse below shows the mounting dissatisfaction with patronage and abuses of power by the church and the state:

We Sycophants, Magistrates, Clergy, and Jailors,
We Colonels and Captains, Clerks, Courtiers, and Tailors,
We Commissioners and Clerks of the Court of Requests,
"In this tree of abuse we have feathered our nests."

 

Upper Canada Almanack for the year 1837
Toronto: D. Dwyer, 1836

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