A country, like a man, is a triunion of body, soul and spirit.Everyone knows Canada as a giant body for all the world to wonder at. But how many know her as the home of an infinitely greater soul and spirit, the inspiration of all who heed her best appeal?
ent Associés, Fort St. Louis, on the site of the present Château Frontenac Hotel, and the parish church of Notre-Dame de la Recouvrance, on the site of the present Basilica. Champlain caused the Angelus to be rung three times a day, a custom still observed in Quebec.
1639.--Arrival of the Ursulines and Hospitalières.
1646.--On New Year's Eve the first play ever performed in Quebec, Corneille's Le Cid, was given before the Governor and the Jesuit Fathers in a store-room belonging to the Cent Associés in Ste Anne Street.
1647.--First Château St. Louis. Last one burnt 1834. This was the residence of both French and British Governors, and stood near the present Terrace.
1648.--The Governor in Council appoints Jacques Boisdon (bibulous cognomen!) first and sole innkeeper of Quebec, on condition "that the said Jacques Boisdon settles in the square in front of the church, so that the peopl