and its seqnel, "The Canadian Bro- thers ; or The Prophecy Fulfilled", in 1840.
The first native Nova Scotian author of consequence and the first to make the beginnings of what, had he but inspired others or had follow- ers, Avould have become an original and genuine nativistic literature in Nova Scotia, and thus in Canada, was Thomas Cliandlor Haliburton.
Logan 412 Canadian War Correspondent, The Newton Mac Tavish 486 Canadian Women, Pioneer Emilti P.
How abortive in laying the founda- tions of a nativistic creative literature — a literature in the three species of history, fiction and humour — Halibur- ton's genius and writings proved to be is one of the "curiosities" of the literary history of Canada, and a phenomenon by itself in general lit- erary history.
To those Avho would, therefore, re- gard Richardson as entitled to the dis- tinction of being, as it were, the con- temporaneous co-creator of nativistic fir-tion in Canada, and to an equal place beside Haliburton, I must sub- mit two counts that give Haliburton the chief position of honour in pro- ducing the first nativistic literature in Canada.