The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791: The Original French, Latin, and Italian Texts, with English Translations and Notes, Volume 64

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Reuben Gold Thwaites
Burrows Brothers Company, 1900 - Indians of North America
 

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Page 195 - Many struggles were needed before she could be induced to consent to the marriage, for she had resolved never to marry, in order that she might belong wholly to Jesus Christ. She answered her father and mother, when they brought her to me in company with the Frenchman whom they wished to have for a sonin-law, that she did not wish to marry; that she had already given all her heart to God, and did not wish to share it.
Page 130 - Nous voyons dans les sauvages les beaux restes de la nature humaine qui sont entièrement corrompus dans les peuples policés. De toutes les onze passions ils n'en ont que deux, la colère est la plus grande; mais encore en ont-ils peu dans l'excès, lors de la guerre. Vivre en commun sans procès, se contenter de peu sans avarice...
Page 213 - The first conquest she made for God was to win her husband, who was famous in this Illinois country for all his debaucheries. He is now quite changed, and he has admitted to me that he no longer recognizes himself, and can attribute his conversion solely to his wife's prayers and exhortations, and to the example that she gives him.
Page 229 - I had said about each picture; and not only did she explain them at home to her husband, to her father, to her mother, and to all the girls who went there, — as she continues to do, speaking of nothing but the pictures or the catechism, — but she also explained the pictures on the whole of the Old Testament to the old and the young men whom her father assembled in his dwelling.
Page 171 - The Osage and Missouri do not appear to be so quickwitted as the Illinois; their language does not seem very difficult. The former do not open their lips and the latter speak still more from the throat than they
Page 149 - Villemarie will not have it long unless they endow it, because the revenues of our mission are very slight. I have pupils who are good fifth-class scholars; but I have others with beards on their chins, to whom I teach navigation, fortification, and other mathematical subjects. One of my pupils is pilot on the ship which sails to the north.
Page 130 - Vivre en commun sans procès, se contenter de peu sans avarice, estre assidus au travail, on ne peut rien voir de plus patient, de plus hospitalier, affables, libéraux, modérés dans leur parler : enfin, tous nos PP et les Français qui ont fréquenté les sauvages estiment que la vie se passe plus doucement parmi eux que parmi nous (26).
Page 31 - ... hitherto they had always thought that the frenchman was warlike through numbers, through Courage, and through the number and diversity of the implements of war that he could make. Experience had shown them, however, that he was much less so than the Iroquois; and they were no longer surprised that he had remained so long without doing anything for their defense, since it was the knowledge of his own weakness that hindered him. After seeing the cowardly manner in which he had allowed himself to...
Page 183 - ... of its death. Slowly, however, Gravier made converts, and the medicine men increased their warnings. Did not the people know that the black-robed priest kept toads from which he compounded poison for the sick? He even poisoned them with the smell of toads whenever he approached. One of the old men went through the village calling out "All ye who have hitherto hearkened to what the black gown has said to you, come into my cabin. I shall likewise teach you what I learned from my grandfather and...
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