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Que de besogne a leur fusee, Elle est melee. Walker, Vetch, and Nicholson Resolved one morning to raise two armies. Oh, what a job they had on their hands! ) To the same event, Fran<;ois Mariauchau d'Esgly (c. 167~1730) tried his hand at the mock epic catalogue, while Joseph de la Colombiere (1651-1723) resoundingly attributed the French victory to the intervention of the Mother of God. Their writings declare the public response to the British and also suggest the extent to which the 36 entire community employed literature as a weapon of cultural defence.
Those of Henry Kelsey (published in 1929) and Anthony Henday (published in 1907) appeal most for their antiquarian value; conventional logbooks, they record time and place but little of character and episode. Simon Fraser'sjournals and Letters (edited in 1960) pays more attention to incidents. Alexander Henry's ( 17391824) Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories between the Years 1760 and 1776 ( 1809) is most impressive for the author's suspenseful handling of events, his control over effective detail, his incidental revelation of political attitude, his unconsciousness of self, especially in an episode recounting the Indian attack on the English at Fort Michilimackinac in 1763 and a game of baggataway (lacrosse).
What if Washington should close his scene, Could none succeed him? - Is there not a Greene? Knave after knave as easy we could join, As new emissions of the paper coin. Delicious group, fanatic, deist, dunce! - the land, 'tis understood, Can furnish hundreds equally as good. This work forms part of a political literary dialogue, to which the American poet Philip Freneau's (1752-1832) work constitutes the 'rebel' side. Freneau attacked the Tories and praised action. Odell and Bailey, true to the Augustan traditions of satire, praised the virtues of orderliness, Anglicanism and loyalty, and attacked what they saw as aimless action, godless fights and misuses of power.
A History of Canadian Literature by W. H. New (auth.)