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A Yankee in Canada

A Yankee in Canada (from Excursions and Poems)

New England is by some affirmed to be an island, bounded on the north with the River Canada (so called from Monsieur Cane). — Josselyn's Rarities

And still older, in Thomas Morton's "New English Canaan," published in 1637, it is said, on page 97, "From this Lake [Erocoise] Northwards is derived the famous River Canada, so named, of Monsier de Cane, a French Lord, who first planted a Colony of French in America."











Montreal (Photographer: Herbert Gleason, from The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, 1906)

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. — Walden

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