New Zealand: Or; Zealandia, the Britain of the South, Volume 1

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Edward Stanford, 1857 - New Zealand
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Page ii - For the LORD thy GOD bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey...
Page 20 - And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's.
Page 256 - Inflicting any Disabilities or Restrictions on Persons of the Native Race to which Persons of European Birth or Descent would not also be subjected: 12.
Page 38 - But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an
Page 18 - If, in the neighbourhood of the commercial and literary town of Glasgow, a race of cannibals has really existed, we may contemplate, in the period of the Scottish history, the opposite extremes of savage and civilized life.
Page 255 - ... regulating the conveyance of letters by the post office or messages by the electric telegraph within the presidency: 4.
Page 238 - To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines, Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines : To isles of fragrance, lily-silvered vales, Diffusing languor in the panting gales To lands of singing, or of dancing slaves Love-whispering woods, and lute-resounding waves. But chief her shrine where naked Venus keeps, And Cupids ride the lion of the deeps ; Where, eased of fleets, the Adriatic main Wafts the smooth eunuch and enamoured swain.
Page 27 - Twenty 6nly of these man-eaters escaped ; — they glutted themselves with the slain, sparing neither woman, nor even suckling child. The remnant of his enemies fled to Hunahuna, a village near the Maungamuka, where they made a stand. Hongi, who had ensconced himself behind a tree, stepped forward to take aim, when a ball struck him : it broke his collar-bone, passed in an oblique direction through his right breast, and came out a little below his shoulder-blade, close to the spine. This terminated...
Page 28 - The next day he fainted, and was supposed to be dead ; when he revived, he said, he should die, but not until the morrow. He ordered his powder to be brought to him, and when he saw it, he said to his children, Ka ora koutou, — you will be safe ; intimating, the powder would be their protection.
Page 254 - State an authentic copy of such bill so assented to; and that it shall be lawful at any time within two years after such bill shall have been so received by such Secretary of State, for her Majesty by Order in Council to declare her disallowance of such bill...

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