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Lescarbot, Marc 1590-

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. While Champlain 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. When Champlain 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. Lescarbot died about 1630.

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