Te Ika a Maui: Or, New Zealand and Its Inhabitants. Illustrating the Orgin, Manners, Customs, Mythology, Religion ... of the Maori and Polynesian Races in General; Together with the Geology, Natural History, Productions, and Climate of the Country

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W. Macintosh, 1870 - Ethnology - 713 pages
 

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Page 483 - My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
Page 94 - See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
Page 79 - And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Page 83 - And yet there is not an English jury now-a-days, which, after examining the hoary documents of language, would reject the claim of a common descent and a legitimate relationship between Hindu, Greek and Teuton.
Page 165 - The head of the chief was the most sacred part of the body ; if he only touched it with his fingers, he was obliged immediately to apply them to his nose and snuff up the sanctity which they had acquired by the touch and thus restore it to the part from which it was taken...
Page 114 - In that egg the great power sat inactive a whole year of the Creator, at the close of which, by his thought alone, he caused the egg to divide itself; and from its two divisions he framed the heaven above and the earth beneath ; in the midst he placed the subtile ether, the eight regions, and the permanent receptacle of waters.
Page 94 - Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous, not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing ; but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Page 516 - 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, A'fl era koutou,—you will be safe; intimating, the powder would be their protection.
Page 209 - When a person died, his house was thus painted ; ' when the tapu was laid on anything, the chief erected ' a post and painted it with the kura; wherever a corpse ' rested, some memorial was set up; oftentimes the ' nearest stone, rock, or tree served as a monument; ' but whatever object was selected, it was sure to be
Page 83 - The evidence of language is irrefragable, and it is the only evidence worth listening to with regard to ante-historical periods.

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