es when he was fourteen years old, and was cherished by Scotchmen as a descendant of the Macdonalds.
His Aurora contained more than one hundred sonnets, songs, and elegies which displayed the effects of ill-requited love.
When the Council for New England perceived the intention of the French beyond the St. Croix to push their settlements westward, they granted to Sir William (who had been knighted in 1614) all of the territory now known as New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, excepting a part of Acadia proper; and the King confirmed it, and issued a patent Sept. 10, 1621.
The territory granted was called Nova Scotia--New Scotland — and it was given to Sir William and his heirs in fee without conditions.
It was erected into a royal palatinate, the proprietor being invested with the rights and powers of a count-palatine.
It was designed to settle the territory with Scotch emigrants, who should form a barrier against French encroachments.
A colony was accordingly planted, and Sir William