« PreviousContinue »
Now publishing, super-royal 32mo.
NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS. A New Edition. Superroyal 32mo., price ls.
LONGFELLOW'S BALLADS AND OTHER POEMS. A New Edition. Super-royal 32mo., price 18.
LONGFELLOW'S SPANISH STUDENT. A Play in Three Acts. A New Edition. 32mo., price 1s.
LONGFELLOW'S BELFRY OF BRUGES AND OTHER POEMS. A New Edition. Super-royal 32mo., price ls.
LONGFELLOW'S EVANGELINE; A TALE OF ACADIE. Just published. Super-royal 32mo., price 1s.
LONGFELLOW'S PROSE WORKS.
grimage Beyond the Sea. A New Edition. Super-royal 32mo., price 28.
MANCE. A New Edition. Super-royal 32mo., price 1s.
So much of the charm of Evangeline is derived from the very foundation of the narrative---the simple dignity and earnestness of the characters, and the deep religious tone of the interest, that it may be acceptable to the reader to give the historical fact which has inspired so exquisite an ideal picture. There are many, doubtless, who have never read the cruel story, and such will be glad to see it in a few words, condensed from the best authority on the subject. The historical accuracy of the poem enhances its beauty. The fact, as given by Haliburton in his History of Nova Scotia, is, in brief, as follows:
Some dispute existing between the English and the French, respecting the territorial limits of both parties; the region about Hudson's Bay, and the province of Acadie, since called Nova Scotia,