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

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

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Sidan 91 - 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.
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Sidan 171 - ... 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 287 - 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 283 - 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...
Sidan 219 - 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.
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