The Jesuits in North America in the seventeenth century

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Little, Brown, 1892 - Canada
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Page 196 - Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Page 209 - ... in enthusiastic songs of thanksgiving. Tents, baggage, arms and stores, were landed. An altar was raised on a pleasant spot near at hand; and Mademoiselle Mance, with Madame de la Peltrie, aided by her servant Charlotte Barre', decorated it with a taste which was the admiration of the beholders.
Page 83 - MEANWHILE from Old France to New came succors and reinforcements to the missions of the forest More Jesuits crossed the sea to urge on the work of conversion. These were no stern exiles, seeking on barbarous shores an asylum for a persecuted faith. Rank, wealth, power, and royalty itself, smiled on their enterprise, and bade them God-speed. Yet, withal, a fervor more intense, a self-abnegation more complete, a selfdevotion more constant and enduring, will scarcely find its record on the page of human...
Page 208 - And here, too, was Father Vimont, Superior of the missions, for the Jesuits had been prudently invited to accept the spiritual charge of the young colony. On the following day they glided along the green and solitary shores now thronged with the life of a busy city and landed on the spot which Champlain thirty-one years before had chosen as the fit site of a settlement.
Page 90 - Believe in Him ; keep His commandments ; abjure your faith in dreams ; take but one wife, and be true to her ; give up your superstitious feasts ; renounce your assemblies of debauchery ; eat no human flesh ; never give feasts to demons ; and make a vow, that, if God will deliver you from this pest, you will build a chapel to offer Him thanksgiving and praise.
Page lxxi - ... manitou — a beast, a bird, a fish, a serpent, or some other object, animate or inanimate. An eagle or a bear is the vision of a destined warrior; a wolf of a successful hunter; while a serpent foreshadows the future medicine-man, or according to others, portends disaster.
Page 324 - England by granting the desired privileges on condition of military aid. But, as the Puritans would scarcely see it for their interest to provoke a dangerous enemy, who had thus far never molested them, it was resolved to urge the proposed alliance as a point of duty. The Abenaquis had suffered from Mohawk inroads ; and the French, assuming for the occasion that they were under the jurisdiction of the English colonies, argued that they were bound to protect them. Druilletes went in a double character,...
Page 31 - The priests were forced to use a circumlocution, — 'the great chief of men," or 'he who lives in the sky.'" Parkman, Jesuits in North America, p. Ixxix. " The Algonquins used no oaths, for their language supplied none; doubtless because their mythology had no beings sufficiently distinct to swear by.
Page 252 - On the third day, a snow-storm began, and greatly retarded their progress. The young Indians foolishly fired their guns at the wild-fowl on the river, and the sound reached the ears of a war-party of Iroquois, one of ten that had already set forth for the St. Lawrence, the Ottawa, and the Huron towns.1 Hence it befell, that, as they crossed the mouth of a small stream entering the St. Lawrence, twentyseven Iroquois suddenly issued from behind a point, and attacked them in canoes. One of the Hurons...
Page xxix - A situation was chosen favorable to defence, — the bank of a lake, the crown of a difficult hill, or a high point of land in the fork of confluent rivers. A ditch, several feet deep, was dug around the village, and the earth thrown up on the inside. Trees were then felled by an alternate process of burning and hacking the burnt part with stone hatchets, and by similar means were cut into lengths to form palisades. These were planted on the embankment...

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