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The Golden Dog (Le Chien D'Or): A Romance of the Days of Louis Quinze in Quebec

By Kirby, William

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Title: The Golden Dog (Le Chien D'Or): A Romance of the Days of Louis Quinze in Quebec  
Author: Kirby, William
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. MEN OF THE OLD REGIME. ??see Naples, and then die!? That was a proud saying, Count, which we used to hear as we cruised under lateen sails about the glorious bay that reflects from its waters the fires of Vesuvius. We believed the boast then, Count. But I say now, ?see Quebec, and live forever!? Eternity would be too short to weary me of this lovely scene ? this bright Canadian morning is worthy of Eden, and the glorious landscape worthy of such a sun?rising.? Thus exclaimed a tall, fair Swedish gentleman, his blue eyes sparkling, and every feature glowing with enthusiasm, Herr Peter Kalm, to His Excellency Count de la Galissoniere, Governor of New France, as they stood together on a bastion of the ramparts of Quebec, in the year of grace 1748. A group of French and Canadian officers, in the military uniforms of Louis XV., stood leaning on their swords, as they conversed gaily together on the broad gravelled walk at the foot of the rampart. They formed the suite in attendance upon the Governor, who was out by sunrise this morning to inspect the work done during the night by the citizens of Quebec and the habitans of the surrounding country, who had been hastily summoned to labor upon the defences of the city.

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