to Daulac: An Historical Tragedy of French Canada
in Five Acts
personality and achievement of Daulac des Ormeaux make
him the most chivalrous figure in Canadian history.
There is a quieter and more insistent heroism in the
lives and deaths of such men as Bréboef and La
Salle. But the “forlorn hope” of the little
band of the Long Sault has no parallel in our New-World
This play, also, endeavors to
depict the ultimate triumph of fate of an unsuspecting
innocence over the wiles and plots of a clever and scheming
malice, and to show that the final heroic deed was but
the natural outcome of an unusually noble nature in
the personality of Daulac [Page 127].