Author; born in Vervins, France
, in 1590.
When, in 1606, Poutrincourt
, who founded Port Royal
, in Acadia
, returned from France
with a company of artisans and laborers, he was accompanied by Lescarbot
, who had then become known as a lawyer, poet, and writer of a History of New France
, published in 1609.
He came to assist Poutrincourt
in establishing his colony on a firm basis.
and De Monts
were looking for a milder climate farther south, Lescarbot
took charge of the fort.
With great energy he planted, builded, and wrote rhymes, and infused into his subordinates some of his own energy.
returned, he was greeted by a theatrical masque, composed by the poet, in which Neptune
and his Tritons welcomed the mariner.
The dreary winter that followed was enlivened by the establishment of an “Order of good times” by Lescarbot
, the duties of the members consisting in the preparation of good cheer daily for the table.
In the spring the colonists were summoned to France
by a revocation of their charter.
died about 1630.