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Character of the men—Raleigh's Virginian colonies—Motives for colonisation—Gosnold and Pring—Richard Hakluyt—Elizabeth and James I.—Formation of the London and Plymouth Companies—The government of the London Company—The Virginian settlers— Foundation of Jamestown—Captain John Smith—The lust for gold —Smith's good work—English interest in Virginia—Sir George Somers and Sir Thomas Gates—Lord Delawarr—Improvements in Virginia—The Princess Pocahontas—Samuel Argall—Sir Thomas Dale—Yeardley and the first Representative Assembly—The Company in danger—The abolition of the Company—A change in the character of Virginian history—Wyatt and Harvey as Governors—A land of peace and plenty—Sir William Berkeley—Trouble with the Indians—Virginia and the Civil War—Berkeley's dislike of education—Arlington and Culpeper—Virginia under Berkeley—Bacon's rising —Sir Herbert Jeffreys—Virginia and the Revolution—Virginia in the eighteenth century—Robert Dinwiddie 19 ...The colonial share in the capture of Canada—The internal jealousies of the colonies—French aggression in the Ohio valley—George Washington—Results of the campaign of 1754—Character of General Braddock—Schemes for 1755—Braddock's disaster—The work of Dinwiddie and Johnson—The deportation of the Acadians —The results of the campaign of 1755—The Seven Years' War—The character of the Marquis de Montcalm—Webb, Abercromby, and Loudoun—Unsuccessful attack upon Louisburg—Montcalm at Fort William Henry—The rise of William Pitt—The plan of campaign of 1758—The character of General Wolfe—The capture of Louisburg—Abercromby's disaster at Ticonderoga—The character of Lord Howe—Capture of Forts Frontenac and Duquesne—The campaigns of 1759—Amherst's delay—The siege of Quebec—English despair —The discovery of the path—Death of Wolfe—Wolfe and Montcalm —The climax—The collapse of the French Empire in the West—The rise of a new nation 254 ...Raleigh must have appreciated the appeal made by Sir George Peckham, friend of Gilbert, when he said, 'Behold heere, good countreymen, the manifold benefits, commodities and pleasures heretofore unknowen, by Gods especiall blessing not onely reveiled unto us, but also as it were infused into our bosomes, who though hitherto like dormice have slumbered in ignorance thereof, being like the cats that are loth for their prey to wet their feet: yet if now therefore at the last we would awake, and with willing mindes (setting frivolous imaginations aside) become industrious instruments to ourselves, questionlesse we should not only hereby set forth the glory of our heavenly father, but also easily attaine to the end of all good purposes that may be wished or desired.'