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More vitriolically, the outspoken Odell, who had fled New Jersey in 1776, would pillory American skills and American ambitions in the heroic couplets of The American Times ( 1780): ... what if Washington should close his scene, Could none succeed him? - Is there not a Greene? Knave after knave as easy we could join, As new emissions of the paper coin. Delicious group, fanatic, deist, dunce! - the land, 'tis understood, Can furnish hundreds equally as good. This work forms part of a political literary dialogue, to which the American poet Philip Freneau's (1752-1832) work constitutes the 'rebel' side.
Discovery Aside from the putative visits to North America by early Chinese sailors, by St Brendan (d. ) in the sixth century, Leif Ericsson 25 (d. c. 1020) in the eleventh, and black mariners from Mali in the early fifteenth, the record of the reach to America is one of English, French, Spanish and Russian expeditions: from Italian-born John Cabot (c. 1449-99), reaching Newfoundland in 1497, to John Franklin (1786--1847), exploring the Arctic Coast in 1823 and 1827. In between are the finders, claimers and multiple mapmakers who left their names on Canadian geography: - the French explorer Jacques Cartier reached the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in 1534 and on separate trips over the next twelve years sailed 1600 kilometres into the continent, to Stadacona and Hochelaga, now Quebec and Montreal; - the British sailors John Davis (c.
The differences in documentary record also distinguish between European social expectations of wilderness and those that began to emerge in Canada in the nineteenth century. The three major journals of Canadian land exploration are Thompson's Travels in Western North America 1784-1812, Hearne's Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean, and Mackenzie's Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, Through the Continent ofNorth America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793.
A History of Canadian Literature by W. H. New (auth.)