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" Whenever we have asked them, what could induce them to make a distinction so invidious, they have generally answered, — that the fisheries, the service of the temple, and especially war, were the only purposes for which they thought it desirable to... "
Polynesian researches - Page 253
by William Ellis - 1831
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Missionary Records

Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) - Missions - 1799 - 442 pages
...death. When asked what could induce them to make a distinction so invidious, they have answered — that the fisheries, the service of the temple, and especially...comparatively useless, and therefore female children were rarely suffered to live. Facts fully confirm these statements. In the adult population of the islands,...
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Missionary Records: Tahiti and Society Islands, Volume 3

Missions - 1840 - 334 pages
...death. When asked what could induce them to make a distinction so invidious, they have answered— that the fisheries, the service of the temple, and especially...comparatively useless, and therefore female children were rarely suffered to live. Facts fully confirm these statements. In the adult population of the islands,...
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Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in ..., Volume 1

William Ellis - Ethnology - 1831 - 414 pages
...them, what could induce them to make a distinction so invidious, they have generally answered, — that the fisheries, the service of the temple, and especially...In the adult population of the islands at the time s of our arrival, the disproportion between the sexes was very great. There were, probably four or...
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The Evolution of Morality, Volume 1

Charles Staniland Wake - Ethics - 1878 - 981 pages
...them, what could induce them to make a distinction so invidious, they have generally answered, that the fisheries, the service of the temple, and especially...for which they thought it desirable to rear children ; but in these pursuits women were comparatively useless ; and, therefore, female children were frequently...
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The Evolution of Morality, Volume 1

Charles Staniland Wake - Ethics - 1878 - 981 pages
...and especially war, were the only purposes for which they thought it desirable to rear children ; but in these pursuits women were comparatively useless...therefore, female children were frequently not suffered to live."1 Another cause leads to the same result among the Chinese — the greater value for certain...
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Studies in Ancient History: The Second Series; Comprising an Inquiry Into ...

John Ferguson McLennan - Civilization, Ancient - 1896 - 605 pages
...determination on its death." The general answer to the question why they preferably killed females was, " that the fisheries, the service of the temple, and especially...for which they thought it desirable to rear children ; and that in these pursuits women were comparatively useless." The results show how far the system...
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