New Zealand and Its Colonization

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Smith, Elder, 1859 - 416 Seiten
 

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Seite 32 - Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us : and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
Seite 393 - ... to make, promulge, and execute such canons, constitutions, and ordinances, provincial or synodal ; upon pain of every one of the said clergy doing contrary to this act, and being thereof convict, to suffer imprisonment, and make fine at the king's will.
Seite 25 - ... a lone man's companion, a bachelor's friend, a hungry man's food, a sad man's cordial, a wakeful man's sleep, and a chilly man's fire, sir ; while for stanching of wounds, purging of rheum, and settling of the stomach, there's no herb like unto it under the canopy of heaven.
Seite 76 - I sank exhausted by the effort and agitation of the meeting. A few days later I was struck with apoplexy, and from that time till late in the autumn of the following year was entirely disabled from attending to any kind of business. My incapacity changed the whole character of the New Zealand Company's affairs, which then fell into the hands of a few persons in whose minds sound principles of colonization were as nothing compared with pounds, shillings, and pence.
Seite 143 - New Zealand Company's shares in the market, and to go on with a pottering make-believe of colonization, with funds supplied by the Government, as a means of avoiding the disgrace which would have attended upon an avowed abandonment of all the objects for which the Company was formed. They made a bargain. The Directors sold the honour of the Company and the interests of the Colony for money...
Seite 137 - We have always had very serious doubts whether the treaty of Waitangi, made with naked savages by a consul invested with no plenipotentiary powers, without ratification by the Crown, could be treated by lawyers as anything but a praiseworthy device for amusing and pacifying savages for the moment.
Seite 31 - Here I held my first confirmation, at which three hundred and twenty-five natives were confirmed. A more orderly, and I hope impressive, ceremony could not have been conducted in any church in England ; the natives coming up in parties to the communion table, and audibly repeating the answer — E wakaoetia ana e ahau,
Seite 46 - Zealand and to the respective families and individuals thereof the full exclusive and undisturbed possession of their Lands and Estates Forests Fisheries and other properties which they may collectively or individually possess so long as it is their wish and desire to retain the same in their possession...
Seite 166 - ... of great emergency setting aside all law, and acting under the military power, a proceeding which requires to be followed by an act of indemnity when the disturbances are at an end.
Seite 152 - Such is the disposition of a man's property : it relates only to the male children. The custom as to the female children is not to give them any land : for their father bears in mind that they will not abide on the land. They may marry husbands belonging to another tribe not at all connected with their parents' family: therefore no portion of land is given to them.

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