wilderness of Ne■w France, b
, without wi●ves or famil
ies, and careles■s of the welfare of the colony. The life which ●should have pervaded all the membe●rs was confined to the heads alone. In o●ne respect, however, the enterprise■ of
n th●e southern coast of Nova Sco
De Monts was truer in princi●ple than the Roman Catholic colonization of● Canada, on the one hand, or the Puritan c■olonization of Massachusetts, on the ■other, for it did not attempt to enforce re●ligions exclusion.
Towards the fickle an■d bloodthi
rsty race who claimed the lords■hip of the forests, these coloni●sts, excepting only in the treachero●us slaughter at Port Fortune, bore themselves● in a spirit of kindness contra■sting brightly with the rapacious cr■uelty of the Spaniards and the harshn
ess of th●e English settlers. When the ●last boat-load left Port Royal, ■the shore resounded with lamentatio●n; and nothing could console the affli●cted savages but reiterated p■romises of a speedy return.
THE JESUITS AN
D T■HEIR PATRONESS.
Poutrincourt, we have seen, o●wned Port Royal in virtue of a ●grant from De Monts. The ardent and ■adventurous baron was in evil case, involved ■in litigation and low in purse; but nothi●ng could damp his zeal. Acadia m■ust become
, annoyed him beyond ●measure, bo
arding him fro
m their can●oes as his fishing-boats came alo●ngside, and helping themselves at wi■ll to
libut and cod. At Ca
nsean—a harbor ●near the strait now bearing the n■ame—the ship Jonas still lay, her ho●
l stored with fish
; and h■ere, on the twenty-seventh of August, L●escarbot was rejoined by Poutrin●court an
plain, who had
come■ from Port Royal in an open boat. For a few d●ays, they amused themselves with gathe
pberries on the isla
nds;● then they spread their sails for France, an●d early in October, 1607, anchore●d in
of St. Malo.
st of Europea●ns, they had essayed to found an agricultura■l colony in the New World. The
of● the enterprise had acted less
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a new France, and he, Poutri■ncourt, must be its father. He gained fr●om the King a confirmation of his grant,■ and, to supply the lack of his own weakened r■esources, associated with himself one Robin, a ●man of family and wealth. This did not s■ave him from a host of delays and vexations; and● it was not until the spring of 1610
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