CANADA: Hands Across the Seaway

Today, this Nation offers to mankind

This moment, when the passion in old foes

Is blest and sublimated and combined

To give Man's utmost for the best man knows.

—from Lines by John Masefield on the Occasion of Her Majesty's Visit to Canada,

"She opens up a pathway to the sea," Masefield went on, and that was the meaning of the occasion when the Queen of Canada extended a welcoming hand to the

President of the U.S. at a Montreal air-force base last week. The two heads of state made the great occasion human and informal. "This is a very great honor to see...

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