The Founder of New France

A Chronicle of Champlain

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,050 / 99 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.2
LoC Categories: CT, F
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,016
mnybks.net#: 1765
Origin: gutenberg.org

Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton.

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. Taken a captive to London by Kirke in 1629 upon the surrender of Quebec, but after its recession to France returned (1633) and remained in Canada until his death, on Christmas Day 1635. Published several important narratives describing his explorations and adventures. An intrepid pioneer and the revered founder of New France.

Into some such terms as these would the writer of a biographical dictionary crowd his notice of Champlain's career, so replete with danger and daring, with the excitement of sailing among the uncharted islands of Penobscot Bay, of watching the sun descend below the waves of Lake Huron, of attacking the Iroquois in their palisaded stronghold, of seeing English cannon levelled upon the houses of Quebec. It is not from a biographical dictionary that one can gain true knowledge of Champlain, into whose experience were crowded so many novel sights and whose soul was tested, year after year, by the ever-varying perils of the wilderness. No life, it is true, can be fitly sketched in a

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