The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791; the Original French, Latin, and Italian Texts, with English Translations and Notes, Volym 10

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Burrows Bros. Company, 1897
Establishment of Jesuit missions: Abenaki ; Quebec ; Montreal ; Huron ; Iroquois ; Ottawa ; and Lousiana.
 

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Sidan 81 - Instead of being a great master and great Theologian as in France, you must reckon on being here a humble Scholar, and then, good God! with what masters! — women, little children, and all the Savages, — and exposed to their laughter.
Sidan 209 - Metaphor is largely in use among these Peoples ; unless you accustom yourself to it, you will understand nothing in their councils, where they speak almost entirely in metaphors.
Sidan 99 - He who is the Truth itself had not declared that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life, verily and once for all, for one's friends, I should conceive it a thing equally noble, or even more so, to do what the Apostle said to the Corinthians...
Sidan 316 - ... their gods, they cast some vp into the aire and into the water : so a weare for fish being newly set vp, they cast some therein and into the aire : also after an escape of danger, they cast some into the aire likewise...
Sidan 255 - Porcelain in such quantities that, to see them on such occasions, you would judge that they place no value upon them ; and yet these are the whole riches of the Country.
Sidan 287 - ... of the deceased to some particular persons. For instance, they would say, here is what such a one, deceased, gives to a certain relative. About 5 or 6 o'clock they lined (pauerent) the bottom of the grave and bordered it with large new robes, the skins of ten beavers, in such a way that these extend more than a foot out of it. As they were preparing the robes which were to be used for this purpose, some of them descended into the grave, and came from it with their hands full of sand. I inquired...
Sidan 161 - ... the usual Physician in their sicknesses, the Esculapius and Galen of the whole Country — the most absolute master they have. If a Captain speaks one way and a dream another, the Captain might shout his head off in vain, — the dream is first obeyed. It is their Mercury in their journeys, their domestic Economy in their families. The dream often presides in their councils; traffic, fishing, and hunting are undertaken usually under its sanction, and almost as if only to satisfy it. They hold...
Sidan 277 - Capitaine les traita, & with another beautiful hanging robe. As for the whole bodies, they put them on a species of litter, and carried them with all the others, each into his Cabin, where each family made a feast to its dead.
Sidan 175 - Of three kinds of games especially in use among these peoples — namely, the games of crosse, dish, and straw, the first two are, they say, most healing. Is not this worthy of compassion? There is a poor sick man, fevered of body and almost dying, and a miserable sorcerer will order for him, as a cooling remedy, a game of crosse. Or the sick man himself, sometimes, will have dreamed that he must die unless the whole country shall play crosse for his health ; and no matter how little may be his credit,...
Sidan 273 - Aiheonde, who take care of the graves, draw the bodies from the tombs in the presence of the relatives, who renew their tears and feel afresh the grief they had on the day of the funeral. I was present at the spectacle, and willingly invited to it all our servants; for I do not think one could see in the world a more vivid picture or more perfect representation of what man...

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