Maori and Polynesian: Their Origin, History, and Culture (Google eBook)

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Hutchinson & Company, 1907 - Ethnology - 300 pages
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Page 136 - Was it water, the profound abyss ? Death was not then, nor immortality ; there was no distinction of day or night. That One breathed calmly, self-supported ; there was nothing different from, or above, it. In the beginning darkness existed, enveloped in darkness. All this was undistinguishable water. That One which lay void, and wrapped in nothingness, was developed by the power of fervour.
Page 136 - Selfexistent (Svayambhu), which is unknowable and unfathomable.' 4. He, whose power is measureless, being thus asked by the highminded great sages, duly honoured them, and answered, 'Listen!' 5. This (universe) existed in the shape of Darkness, unperceived, destitute of distinctive marks, unattainable by reasoning, unknowable, wholly immersed, as it were, in deep sleep.
Page 301 - Christian Year. With Illustrations. 10 Sir W. Laird Clowes's Four Modern Naval Campaigns. With 16 maps and plans. 11 The Satires and Epistles of Horace, in Latin and English. The English Version by Philip Francis. The Latin text based on that of Muller's is edited by Mr.
Page 301 - HAMILTON'S MEMOIRS OF THE COUNT DE GRAMMO..T. 14- SHERIDAN'S COMPLETE PLAYS. 15- GOLDSMITH'S VICAR OF WAKEFIELD and j In one ADDISON AND STEELE'S SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY J volume 16. GOETHE'S FAUST (Anster's Translation). 17 THE POEMS OF RICHARD LOVELACE. 18. DORAN'S MONARCHS
Page 135 - Looking into night Night had conceived The seed of night. The heart, the foundation of night, Had stood forth self-existing Even in the gloom. It grows in gloom The sap and succulent parts, The life pulsating, And the cup of life. The shadows screen The faintest gleam of light.
Page 256 - ... inches high, who, by his colour and features, might easily have passed for an European. I saw a girl, fifteen or sixteen years of age, as white as our French women.
Page 301 - THEODORE A. COOK, including many copyright poems. 343 pages. 9. KEBLE'S CHRISTIAN YEAR. With Illustrations. 10. SIR W. LAIRD CLOWES'S FOUR MODERN NAVAL CAMPAIGNS. With 16 Maps and Plans. 11. THE SATIRES AND EPISTLES OF HORACE. In Latin and English. The English Version by PHILIP FRANCIS. The Latin text, based on that of Mailer's, is edited by Mr.
Page 63 - ... were cunningly contrived to represent the plan of the web of the gray and black-pointed spider, and no man could discover the beginning or the end thereof. (Here again are some sections of the tablet written in the characters that are not understood, after which the following translation is made:) In that happy land, that beautiful land where Romaha formerly lived with his beloved Hangaroa, and where Turaki used to listen to the voice of the fowl, and feed them with watery food. In that beautiful...
Page 70 - After the extraction of the softer parts, oil or salt was rubbed into the flesh, and the body was dried in the sun or over a fire; then the mummy was wrapped in cloth and hidden away." " In some parts of New Zealand the skeletons of mummified bodies are found in the crouching or sitting posture

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