THE DUKE'S DIARY
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1. Explain: (a) dutifully demurred; (b) hide her hostility; (c) more faith in the 'draughts' they prepared; (d) had the confidence of the country; (e) feigned fondness; (f) affronted by a diplomatic slight; (g) without pride or pretence; (h) a benevolent heart without much discrimination; (i) never refused an audience to anyone; (j) a confidant; (k) most scrupulous exactness.; (l) he considered errant children.
2. Provide evidence to prove that the duke was an astute observer.
3. Describe the Simcoe the duke observed.
4. Why was the Native name for Simcoe appropriate?
5. As things turned out, the Duke was not permitted to "prosecute his journey without hindrance or molestation." Why?
6. (a) What orders did Dorchester disobey? (b) Why do you think he was not disciplined?
7. Why was the Duke so impressed with Mrs. Simcoe?
8. What most impressed the Duke about Simcoe?
9. Why did he think Simcoe wrong to be so loud in his loathing of Americans?
10. What did Simcoe mean when he referred to the newly arrving Americans as 'errant children'?
11. How did the duke's opinion differ from Simcoe regarding these people?
12. Some might have called Simcoe naive. Why?
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