Author: A.B. Routhier
About the author: Sir Adolphe Basile Routhier was born
in Saint-Placide on May 8, 1839. When he was 11 years old,
he commenced his studies at the Sainte Thérèse
college until 1858. Then he studied Law at the University
of Laval. In 1861 he was introduced to the Court and thirteen
years later he was appointed to judge at the Court of the
province Quebec, for the district of Saguenay. In 1897 he
refused the office of Lieutenant Governor of the North East
Regions in order to become Admiral Judge at the Court of Finance
of Canada. At the same time he became a professor of Law at
the University of Laval.
During his long career he was active in many literary
styles: critical discussions, literary portraits, historical
studies, travel books, poems, novels and dramas. As the magnaminous
writer that he was, he composed the Canadian hymn in 1880.
In 1875, in Rome, Pius IX, accorded him the title of
knight in the order of Saint Grégoire the Great. Then
King Edouard VII, gave him the title of knight in the order
of Saint Michel and Saint Georges. He accordingly became Sir
Adolphe Basile Routhier. In 1906, Routhier retired and devoted
himself for his remaining time to the art of writing. He died
in St. Irénéé-les-Bains, on June 27,
1920 at age 81.
For example, he uses the Divine Name on
page 17, in a work that started on page 16.
Another example, page 67: