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22 The Hurons failed to appreciate completely the character of the culture the missionaries wished to share; the missionaries, for their part, interpreted the native religions as signs of the devil's kingdom and accepted Huron deference to their own stories not as cultural politeness (the Hurons avoided open disagreements on social occasions) but as signs that the Hurons recognised the superiority of the European message. On both sides, the codes of manners and the stereotypes about others intervened between their actions and their understanding.

Esse. Where all are good, Fire, Water, Earth, and Air, What man made of these four would not live there? The sentiment conventionally adapts the Renaissance elemental world-view; the expression is neat, lodged in the end-words. Politically, one has to balance against it the views of a later writer, the Irish-born Donnach Ruah MacConmara (1716--1810), whose poem of Newfoundland in the 1740s alternates English lines with Irish Gaelic ones. The English lines declare the attractions of Newfoundland ('Newfoundland is a fine plantation, I It shall be my station till I die'); the succeeding Irish lines immediately counter them ('Mo Chnidh!

The three major journals of Canadian land exploration are Thompson's Travels in Western North America 1784-1812, Hearne's Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean, and Mackenzie's Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, Through the Continent ofNorth America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793. I. S. MacLaren (b.

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