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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
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Copyright. 1892, by The Elzevir Co.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
ILLUSTRATION I.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER.....
"The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
ILLUSTRATION II.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER....
"Waste are those pleasant farms, and the farmers forever departed."
ILLUSTRATION III.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
"Solemnly down the street came the parish priest, and the children
Paused in their play to kiss the hand he extended to bless them."
ILLUSTRATION IV.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM...
Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her."
ILLUSTRATION V.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
"Firmly builded with rafters of oak, the house of the farmer
ILLUSTRATION VII.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM...
"Many a youth, as he knelt in the church and opened his missal,
Fixed his eyes upon her as the saint of his deepest devotion."
ILLUSTRATION IX.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER.
'There at the door they stood, with wondering eyes to behold him
Take in his leathern lap the hoof of the horse as a plaything.”
ILLUSTRATION VIII.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM..
Priest and pedagogue both in the village, had taught them their letters
Out of the selfsame book, with the hymns of the church and the
ILLUSTRATION VI.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER....
"Farther down, on the slope of the hill, was the well with its moss-grown
Bucket, fastened with iron, and near it a trough for the horses."
ILLUSTRATION X.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER
"Oft in the barns they climbed to the populous nests on the rafters."
ILLUSTRATION XI.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
"Foremost, bearing the bell, Evangeline's beautiful heifer,
Proud of her snow-white hide, and the ribbon that waved from her
ILLUSTRATION XII.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER......
"Late, with the rising moon, returned the wains from the marshes,
ILLUSTRATION XIII.-DESIGNED BY JOHN GILBERT.....
"Not so thinketh the folk in the village,' said warmly, the blacksmith,
ILLUSTRATION XIV.-DESIGNED BY JOHN GILBERT.
Children's children rode on his knee, and heard his great watch tick."
ILLUSTRATION XV.-DESIGNED BY JOHN GILBERT..
"In friendly contention the old men
ILLUSTRATION XVI.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM...
"Many a farewell word and sweet good night on the door-step
Lingered long in Evangeline's heart, and filled it with gladness.”
ILLUSTRATION XVII.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM..
"For Evangeline stood among the guests of her father;
Bright was her face with smiles, and words of welcome and gladness
Fell from her beautiful lips, and blessed the cup as she gave it."
ILLUSTRATION XVIII.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
"Now from the country around, from the farms and the neighboring
ILLUSTRATION XIX.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
"Merrily, merrily whirled the wheels of the dizzying dances
ILLUSTRATION XX.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
Waited the women. They stood by the graves, and hung on the
Garlands of autumn-leaves and evergreens fresh from the forest."
ILLUSTRATION XXI.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM
"Then, all-forgetful of self, she wandered into the village,
Cheering with looks and words the disconsolate hearts of the women."
ILLUSTRATION XXIV.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
"Suddenly rose from the south a light, as in autumn the blood-red
Moon climbs the crystal walls of heaven, and o'er the horizon
Titan-like stretches its hundred hands upon mountain and meadow."
ILLUSTRATION XXII.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM..
"Marching in gloomy procession
Followed the long-imprisoned, but patient, Acadian farmers."
ILLUSTRATION XXIII.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
"Lowing they waited, and long, at the well-known bars of the farmyard-
Waited and looked in vain for the voice and the hand of the milkmaid."
ILLUSTRATION XXV.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
"Having the glare of the burning village for funeral torches,
But without bell or book, they buried the farmer of Grand-Pré."
ILLUSTRATION XXVI.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
"Then recommenced once more the stir and noise of embarking;
And with the ebb of that tide the ships sailed out of the harbor."
ILLUSTRATION XXVII.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM.....
"Long among them was seen a maiden who waited and wandered,
Lowly and meek in spirit, and patiently suffering all things.”
ILLUSTRATION XXX.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
"Lovely the moonlight was as it glanced and gleamed on the water."
ILLUSTRATION XXXI.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
"Resplendent in beauty, the lotus
ILLUSTRATION XXVIII.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
"Into the golden stream of the broad and swift Mississippi,
Floated a cumbrous boat, that was rowed by Acadian boatmen."
ILLUSTRATION XXIX.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER........................................
"Now through rushing chutes, among green islands, where plume-like
Cotton-trees nodded their shadowy crests, they swept with the current."
ILLUSTRATION XXXII.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER..
Safely their boat was moored; and scattered about on the greensward,
Tired with their midnight toil, the weary travelers slumbered."
ILLUSTRATION XXXIII.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
"Nearer, and ever nearer, among the numberless islands,
ILLUSTRATION XXXIV.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER
"The house itself was of timbers
Hewn from the cypress-tree, and carefully fitted together."
ILLUSTRATION XXXV.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER...
"Suddenly out of the grass the long white horns of the cattle
ILLUSTRATION XXXVII.-Designed by BIRKET FOSTER..
"With horses, and guides, and companions,
Gabriel left the village, and took the road of the prairies."
ILLUSTRATION XXXVIII.-DESIGNED BY BIRKET FOSTER......
"Into this wonderful land, at the base of the Ozark Mountains,
Gabriel far had entered, with hunters and trappers behind him.”
ILLUSTRATION XXXVI.-DESIGNED BY JANE E. BENHAM................................. 13
"Long live Michael,' they cried, 'our brave Acadian minstrel !'