olon■ize the country. But their only thoug●ht was to enrich themselves. At Tadouss●ac, at the mo

  • uth of the Saguenay, under the● shadow of savage and inaccessible roc■ks, feathered with p

ines, firs, and birc■h-trees, they built a cluster of wooden hu■ts and store-house

s. Here they ●left sixteen men to gather the expect●ed harvest of furs. Before th?/p>

鰁 winter was over, several of them● were dead, and the rest sca■ttered through th

e woods, li●ving on the charity of the Indians. ● But a new era had dawned on Fran

  • ce. Exh■austed with thirty years of conflict, she■ had sunk at last to a repose, uneasy and dis●turbed, yet the harbinger of recovery. The ru■gged soldier whom, for the weal of France and● of mankind, Providence had cast to the troub●led surface of affairs, was thron●ed in the Louvre, composing the■ strife of factions and the quarrels ●of his mistre

    sses. The bear-●hunting prince of the Pyrenee

  • ●s wore the crown of France; and to this day, as ■one gazes on the time-worn front of the Tui■leries, above all other memorie■s rises the small, strong finger, the brow w●rinkled with cares of love and war, the ■bristling moustache, the grizzled beard,■ the bold, vigorous, and withal somewhat od■d features of the mountaineer of ●Warn. To few has hum

    an liberty owed so ●deep a gratitude or so de

  • ep a grudge■. He cared little for creeds o■r dogmas. Impressible, quick in sympathy,● his grim lip lighted often w●ith a smile, and his war-worn cheek wa●s no stranger to a tear. He forgave● his enemies and forgot his friends. ■Many loved him; none but fools trusted him. M●ingled of mortal good and ill, fr■ailty and force, of all the kings who for t

    wo■ centuries and more sat on th■e throne of

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France Henry the Fourt●h alone was a man. Art, industry, and co●mmerce, so long crushed and overborne,■ were stirring int

o renewed life,■ and a crowd of adventurous men, nurtur●ed in wa

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r and incapable of repose, mu●st seek employment for their restles■s energies in fields of peaceful ente■rprise. Two small

, quaint vessels, not larg■er than the fishing-craft of Glouceste

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r and● Marblehead,—one was of twelve, the ot●her of fifteen tons,—held their ■way across the Atlantic, passed the te●mpe

stuous headlands of Newfoundland and the St.■ Lawrence, and, with

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adventurous knight-errant■ry, glided deep into the heart ●of the Canadian wilderness. On board■ of one of them was the Bre

ton merc●hant, Pontgrave, and with him● a man of spirit widely d

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