Under the French régime, 1535-1760

Front Cover

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 118 - Thus dwelt together in love these simple Acadian farmers — Dwelt in the love of God and of man. Alike were they free from Fear, that reigns with the tyrant, and envy, the vice of republics. Neither locks had they to their doors nor bars to their window.s ; But their dwellings were open as day and the hearts of the owners ; There the richest was poor, and the poorest lived in abundance.
Page 428 - I pray God this example may suffice, for my nature revolts when this becomes a necessary part of my duty.
Page 433 - I am fully resolved, for the infamous part the troops of France have acted in exciting the savages to perpetrate the most horrid and unheard of barbarities in the whole progress of the war, and for other open treacheries and flagrant breaches of faith, to manifest to all the world by this capitulation my detestation of such practices ; " and he dismissed La Pause with a short note, refusing to change the conditions.
Page 130 - In the wars of the next century we do not often find those examples of diabolic atrocity with which the earlier annals are crowded. The savage burned his enemies alive, it is true, but he rarely ate them ; neither did he torment them with the same deliberation and persistency. He was a savage still, but not so often a devil.
Page 37 - At our coming neere to the said Sault with our Skiffe and Canoa, I assure you, I neuer saw any stream of water to fall down with such force as this doth ; although it be not very high, being not in some places past one or two fathoms, and at the most three. It falleth as it were steppe by steppe : and in euery place where it hath some small height, it maketh a strong boyling with the force and strength of the running of the water.
Page 362 - Their fault is, that they think too well of themselves. However, the daughters of people of all ranks, without exception, go to market, and carry home what they have bought. They rise as soon and go to bed as late as any of. the people in the house. I have been assured that, in general, their fortunes are not considerable; which are rendered still more scarce by the number of children, and the small revenues in a house.
Page 201 - ... send their own children there to trade for furs in the Indian villages and in the depths of the forest, in spite of the prohibition of his Majesty. Yet, with all this, they are in miserable poverty."3 Their condition, indeed, was often deplorable.
Page 278 - The course of the first exploration seems to have circled over the territory now known as Wisconsin, South Dakota, Montana, and back over North Dakota and Minnesota to the North shore of Lake Superior. "The lake towards the North is full of rocks, yet great ships can ride in it without danger,
Page 400 - To make the capitulation inviolably binding on the Indians, Montcalm summoned their war-chiefs to council. The English were to depart under an escort with the honors of war, on a pledge not to serve against the French for eighteen months; they were to abandon all but their private effects; every Canadian or French Indian captive was to be liberated. The Indians applauded; the capitulation was signed. Late on the ninth, the French entered the fort, and the English retired to their intrenched camp.
Page 421 - Canadian cloak, a breechclout, a cotton shirt, a cap, a pair of leggings, a pair of Indian shoes and a blanket; after which they were marched to the garrison for which they were destined. The militia were generally reviewed once or twice a year to inspect their arms.

Bibliographic information