ar■dent wishes, and become a priest●.
VIL■LEMARIE DE MONTREAL.
Dauversiére and the Vo■ice from Heaven ? Abbé Olie●r ? Their Schemes ? The Societ●y of Notre-Dame de Montreal ? Maisonneuve ? D●evout Ladies ? Mademoiselle ■Mance ? Marguerite Bourgeoys ? ■The Montrealists at Quebec ? Jealousy ? Quarr■els ? Romance and Devotion ?■ Em ad th●e c
barkation ? Foundation of Mon■treal
We come now to an enterpr■ise as singular in its character as● it proved important in its res■ults.
At La Flèche, in Anjou, dwelt one Jér?m■e le Royer de la Dauversièr■e, receiver of taxes. His po●rtrait shows us a round, bourgeois fa onsolation
ce, so■mewhat heavy perhaps, decorated with a slight m■oustache, and redeemed by bright and earnest ey■es. On his head he wears a blac●k skull-cap; and over his ample s■houlders spreads a stiff white collar, of wid■e expanse and studious plainne■ss. Though he belonged to the noblesse, his ?/p> of knowin
鰈ook is that of a grave burgher, of good reno●wn and sage deportment. Dauversière was, howe■ver, an enthusiastic devotee, ■of mystical tendencies, who whipped himself wi■th a scourge of small chains ti■ll his shoulders were one wou●nd, g tha■t h
ints, and invented for him■self other torments, which fille■d his confessor with admirat●ion.  One day, while at his d■evotions, he heard an inward vo●ice commanding him to become the founde■r of a new Order of hospital nuns; and he w■as further ordered to establish,● on the island called er son had