The Jesuit Relations And Allied Documents (volume 30); Travels And Explorations Of The Jesuit…

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byReuben Gold Thwaites

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Excerpt: ... PREFACE TO VOL. XXX Following is a synopsis of the documents contained in the present volume: LX. The Relation of 1645-46, as stated in the Preface to Vol. XXVIII., is in two parts -- Part I. (dated at Quebec, October 28, 1646) being by the new superior of the Canadian missions, Jerome Lalemant; Part II. (dated in the Huron country, May 1, 1646) being the annual report on the condition of the Huron mission, by Ragueneau; but, at the close of Ragueneau's seven chapters, Lalemant, without explanation, added an eighth, on the Miscou mission, which of course was not written by Ragueneau, but from internal evidence seems to be the work of Father Jacques de la Place. In Vol. XXVIII., we published the opening chapters of Part I.,--this part being concluded in Vol. XXIX., which also contained the first three chapters of Part II. In the present volume, we give Chaps. iv.-viii. of Part II., concluding the document,-- Chap. viii. being the account of the Miscou mission. Continuing his narrative, Ragueneau relates many instances showing " the constancy and courage of the Huron church, amid the opposition of the infidels." The native Christians cannot be moved by threats, so the pagans resort to lies and slanders, "with which they fill the whole country ; ' and they strive to corrupt the morals of the converts. A few of these relapse, in consequence; but most remain true to their profession. One man, assailed by sensual temptations, rolls his naked body in the snow until " those infernal flames are entirely quenched;" others, " in order to stifle that same fire of hell," apply burning coals to their bodies, asking themselves, "How couldst thou, wretched man, bear an eternal fire, if thou canst not accustom thyself to this?" They find in prayer their chief support in these trials; one utters an e...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Excerpt: ... PREFACE TO VOL. XXX Following is a synopsis of the documents contained in the present volume: LX. The Relation of 1645-46, as stated in the Preface to Vol...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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