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286 Lycon knelt beside the couch, clasped Simonides hand, and covered it with kisses. I thank you, he faltered, overwhelmed by emotion. You have fulfilled my dearest wish. I have obtained my freedomand this time I did not steal it. longtemps dans le jardin et il mouvrit son c?ur sur la
Verrazzano coasted the seaboard of Maine, and sailed northward as far as Newfoundland, whence, provisions failing, he steered for France. He had not found a passage to Cathay, but he had explored the American coast from the thirty-fourth degree to the fiftieth, and at various points had penetrated several leagues into the country. On the eighth of July, he wrote from Dieppe to the King the earliest description known to exist of the shores of the United States.against this movement provision had been made: accusations of Jansenism had gone before him, and he met a cold welcome. Nevertheless, as he had powerful friends near the Pope, he succeeded in removing these adverse impressions, and even in obtaining certain bulls relating to the establishment, of the parish of Montreal, and favorable to the Sulpitians.
1682-1684. * To promote the objects of his mission, Boucher wrote a
large enough for a kingdom. Lauson, afterwards governor, had"Of what use to the country at this period could have been two communities of cloistered nuns?" asks the modern historian of the Ursulines of Quebec. And he answers by citing the words of Pope Gregory the Great, who, when Rome was ravaged by famine, pestilence, and the barbarians, declared that his only hope was in the prayers of the three thousand nuns then assembled in the holy city.Les Ursulines de Qubec. Introd., XI.
The young nobles, of whom there were many, were volunteers, who had paid their own expenses in expectation of a golden harvest, and they chafed in impatience and disgust. The religious element in the colonyunlike the former Huguenot emigration to Brazilwas evidently subordinate. The adventurers thought more of their fortunes than of their faith; yet there were not a few earnest enough in the doctrine of Geneva to complain loudly and bitterly that no ministers had been sent with them. The burden of all grievances was thrown upon Laudonniere, whose greatest errors seem to have arisen from weakness and a lack of judgment,fatal defects in his position. death leaves his principal work unfinished. His Histoire de
29).Tonty attempts to rescue the Colonists: his Difficulties and Hardships.Spanish Hostility.Expedition of Alonzo de Leon: he reaches Fort St. Louis.A Scene of Havoc.Destruction of the French.The End.