Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island of Cape Breton; And of Its Memorials of the French Regime
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...among the Pyrenees, in a country well known to the people of the Basque districts of Spain and France. Others may claim that the other name D'Achepe, given by Bellin, is a Micmac term; perhaps it is the Apege, the name given by L'Esearbot for the codfish.2 The harsh Indian name might easily be softened in the course of time to Aspe by the French, just as Gaspe is believed to represent a contraction of the Abenaki word, Katsepi8i, meaning a separation from the other land3--a reference to the great rock which was severed from the cape in the course of centuries, and was long conspicuous above the waters, until at last it was worn away by the action of the ever restless ocean, and finally hoisted from its place and hurled amid the waves.' X. The French Acadians, --Their Condition And Prospects. But it is not only in the name of some headland or river or bay that we find memorials of the old French regime on Cape Breton. Though Louisbourg is a grassy mound and St. Anne, Toulouse and Inganiche are no longer known by their royal titles, still, on the 1 Slightly changed from Bret Harte's " Bells of the Angelus." 'See A pp. V to this work. 3 See a note to Abb6 Laverdiere's edition of Champlain's works, vol. i, p. 08. The Abbe J. A. Manrault is given as the authority for this version of the name given to Le Forillon, the rock in question. L'Esearbot calls it "Gachepe," (i. 270) following Champlain. For other meanings of the word seo Ganong's article in 'Trans. Roy. Soc. Can., vol. vii (1S89), sec. 2, art. on Cartography to Champlain, p. 53. 4 See Eaucher de Saint Maurice, "De Tribord a Babord" (Montreal, 1877), 309-102. storm-swept coast, in many a landlocked harbour and sequestered bay, or by the side of some lonely...
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