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TALE OF ACADIE.

BY

H. W. LONGFELLOW.

WITH AN

INTRODUCTION,

HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY.

LONDON:
KENT AND RICHARDS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

London: Printed by WARD & GRIFFITH, Bear Alley, City.

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BOS

INTRODUCTION.

MR. LONGFELLOW's beautiful

“ EVANGELINE,” has given a celebrity to the unfortunate village of Grand-Pré, the shores of the Gaspereau, and the French Acadians, which, in ninety years past, all their sufferings have not secured. Presuming there may be many readers of “Evangeline," who will learn from it, for the first time, the deplorable act of English tyranny which desolated the Acadian villages, a few facts have been collected, which will amuse those who read the poem, as well as re-awaken an interest in some of the terrible passages of colonial his

poem,

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