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FRECHETTE, Louis Honore, Canadian author, born in Levis, Quebec, 16 November 1839. His paternal ancestor was among the first, settlers of New France. Louis was educated at Nieolet College and at Laval University, studied law, and was ad and attended to the foreign correspondence of the Illinois central railway. He returned to Canada in 1871, was elected in 1874 to the Dominion parliament for the County of Levis, and represented it until 1879, when he was defeated. In 1878 he went to reside in Montreal, and in 1885 to Nicolet, Quebec. M. Frechette edited "Le journal de Quebee" in 1861'2, "Le journal de Levis" in 1864'5, " L'AmSrique" in Chicago in 1868'70, and " La pattie" in Montreal in 1884'5. He has also been a contributor to "L'Opinion publique," of Mentreal, and has written occasionally for other periodicals. Two volumes of his poems, " Les fleurs boreales" and "Les oiseaux de neige," were crowned by the French academy at Paris in 1880. The author was granted the last Montyon prize unanimously. McGill University, Montreal, and Queen's University, Kingston, conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. His volumes of poems include "Mes loisirs" (Quebec, 1863); "La voix d'un exile" (1869); "PSle mele" (Montreal, 1877); and "Les oublies" and "Voix d'outremer" (1886). His published dramas and comedies are "FSlix Poutr5" (1862); "Papineau "(1880); "The Thunderbolt" (1882); and " Un Dimanche matin a l'hStel du Canada." His prose works include " Lettres a Basile" (1872), and " Petite histoire des Rois de France." He has translated into French "A Chance Acquaintance," by William D. Howells, and "Old Creole Days," by George W. Cable.
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