See also:British writer, long a
See also:judge of Nova Scotia, was
See also:born at Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1796, and received his
See also:education there, at
See also:College . He was called to the
See also:bar in 1820, and became a member of the
See also:House of
See also:Assembly . He distinguished himself as a
See also:barrister, and in 1828 was promoted to the
See also:bench as a chief-
See also:justice of the
See also:common pleas . In 1829 he published An
See also:Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia . But it is as a brilliant humourist and satirist that he is remembered, in connexion with his fictitious character " Sam Slick." In 1835 he contributed anonymously to a
See also:local paper a series of letters professedly depicting the peculiarities of the genuine
See also:Yankee . These sketches, which abounded in
See also:clever picturings of
See also:national and individual character,
See also:drawn with
See also:great satirical
See also:humour, were collected in 1837, and published under the title of The Clockmaker, or Sayings and Doings of
See also:Samuel Slick of Slickville . A second series followed in 1838, and a third in 1840 . The Attache, or Sam Slick in England (1843:1844), was the result of a visit there in 1841 . His other
See also:works include: The Old Judge, or
See also:Life in a Colony (1843); The
See also:Letter Bag of the Great Weslerri (1839);
See also:Rule and
See also:Misrule of the
See also:English in
See also:America (1851); Traits of
See also:American Humour (1852), and Nature and Human Nature (1855) . Meanwhile he continued to secure popular esteem in his judicial capacity . In 1840 he was promoted to be a judge of the supreme
See also:court; but within two years he resigned his seat on the bench, removed to England, and in 1859 entered parliament as the representative of
See also:Launceston, in the Conservative
See also:interest . But the tenure of his seat for Launceston was brought to an end by the dissolution of the parliament in 1865, and he did not again offer himself to the
See also:constituency .
He died on the 27th of
See also:August of the same
See also:year, at
See also:Gordon House, Isleworth, Middlesex . A memoir of Haliburton,by F . Blake Crofton, appeared in 1889 .
NATHANIEL BRASSEY HALHED (1751-1830)
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