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reft of their reason by the shadow of a dukedom. / give equal “civil rights” to all her Majesty's The Earl of Lincoln is a young statesman of subjects. something over average talent; a reckless and The Earl of Lincoln was also devoid of precidaring gentleman-the very man for forlorn sion in his treatise on the deficiencies of oducation. hopes, of which' he has led several ---but the most Having quoted from one report regarding the ig. forlorn of all is his attempt on Manchester, which norance prevalent in some districts of Lancashire must unquestionably fail.
-a report that discloses utterly disgraceful facts The proceeding has, however, given us a faint he stated, that the Prussian system, the system outline of the policy to be pursued by the “mid- of Holland, or the Irish Educational Scheme, dle party" in the present session; for the speech would not very probably be found suitable for of the noble Earl to the men of Manchester, on the England; without, however, describing any plan 12th of January, may be regarded as the manifesto of general education that would meet the case of of Sir Robert Peel and his immediate followers. the English youth. Something must be done. The party is not large, but a knowledge of what Every body has been saying so for years, and it its leaders mean to do, or what they mean not to is a safe saying now. Something must be done : do, would be useful. The mantle of mystification but we are no wiser of that information. The has descended on the noble Earl, for he spoke public want to know what is to be done, and what nearly two hours without making more than one any man, who proposes to go and work for them, contribution to our information on this subject. will undertake to perform. In this, however, as An Egyptian short-hand writer, if acquainted with in other matters, the Earl of Lincoln rolls the numerals, would have thus reported his address stone back on Lord John Russell, and will not on brick, 30000001.: Modern reporters are more prescribe until he be called in. This assumption voluminous, without in this case being greatly more of mystery may suit the position of an old and intelligible. They were dealing with a speaker tried statesman. The people take it from Sir who abounded in negatives. With all his admi- Robert Peel, because they say he has a plan ration for the Chinese free-traders, he would not he is never without one. But younger men press a reduction of the tea-duties until the Chan- should avoid this description of affectation. cellor of the Exchequer found that step convenient, There is no doubt that the Earl of Lincoln is faas if any Chancellor of the Exchequer ever had vourable to the defeated project of Sir James been known to advise a reduction of taxes. With Graham for training the boys of England in genuout the slightest kindly remembrance of South flexion. He alleges that the plan, though deNottinghamshire, he was still more patiently dis- feated, was useful. From its ashes there sprung posed on malt; and, if the Chancellor of the Ex- a thousand little schools. Even in its death it chequer gave him a choice, he promised to take triumphed, for--and we beg that the proceeds of tea in preference. He engaged to oppose a ten its triumph, the why and wherefore may be hours' bill ; and enlarged on the beneficence of marked-for the members of the English Church sanatory reforms, and their necessity ; but, al- subscribed one hundred thousand pounds for though the avowed author of one bill on the sub- educational purposes !-- Surely there was nothing ject, he would not now originate any measure, extraordinary in this. An accountant takes up because he inclined to rely on the wisdom of the his pen, marks a few figures, saying there are Cabinet. He had made up his mind respecting nine millions in connexion with that Church, and Ireland, and from his short official connexion the sum total gives an average of twopence and with that country, some definite proposals might two-thirds of a penny for each ; and so many of have been anticipated ; but, as usual, the paragraph them are rich persons that they will treble or qua. ends in a cloud, with a general and much-hack. druple that sum next year. Nay, but, good account. nied declaration in favour of civil rights for Ire- ant, your figures may be true and your
inference land, equal to those enjoyed in England and Scot-false. The Earl of Lincoln is to be one of the land. There is some difficulty in catching the richest of these personages ; and he denies that meaning of the phrase, because England and Scot- the sum can be increased. He tells you that the land do not have equal civil rights. Then there is movement was most gigantic. The Church was no very ready way of defining the nature and ex- awakened to a desperate effort on hearing the sad tent of these rights. Lawyers live by differing prevalence of ignorance. Heedless of the cost, respecting them. Assistant Barristers have been the churchmen determined to strike one grand known to pronounce widely diverse judgments and decisive blow for mental enlightenment. regarding their nature and extent. One worthy They rose above payment by instalments. They person, with a rental of nine pounds, sixteen shil. decided to bring up all old arrears by one munifilings sterling annually, defines his civil right to cent contribution. They would not delay a duty be the privilege of sueing and being sued at his 80 pressing and important as the intellectual and own cost, and of paying taxes. In a declaration religious training of the young. They knew that of political opinions, by a young and rising states temporal happiness and eternal peace to many man, the Irish electors, of whom there is a num- were staked on the issue. They made this no ber in Manchester, were entitled to something less matter of the mountain and the mouse. The general than the phrase "equal civil rights," treasurers staggered under the burden of contriwhich is not the common property of all politi- butions. Bankers were startled with the amount cians, excepting Colonel Sibthorp; for Sir Robert of their deposits, Noble Earls, such as Lincoln, Inglis, we think, has avowed his determination to were thrown altogether out of their ealculations. Perhaps even the Bench of Bishops were agreeably , First, is that it was politic, wise, and just;" second, disappointed. And all this commotion was caused that the conversion of the Roman Catholics was by a contribution of twopence and two-thirds of a impossible ;" third, that it was cruel and painpenny from each person connected with the Church; ful to subject their priests to the temptations of the neither weekly, monthly, nor even annually, but voluntary system.” The policy of the proposal as a life subscription for the education of the its State-craft policy and its worldly wisdom-de. people of England !
pend very much on circumstances. If the party to We do not misrepresent the noble Earl ; for he whom the noble Earl belongs intend, while acting said “Gentlemen, recollect these were great as supporters of the Established Churches, to overand mighty efforts--efforts which could not be re- throw them, they are perhaps adopting the best peated continually, which could be only under- means of attaining their end. The supposition is taken periodically ; I DOUBT WHETHER IN A LIFE- not altogether improbable, The policy of the TIME MANY AMONGST US COULD SEE TWO SUCH matter, moreover, depends slightly on the opinion LARGE SUMS RAISED AGAIN IN A SIMILAR MANNER entertained by these gentlemen of society at large. FOR THE SAME OBJECT."
If they really believe all men to be villains, as we We have more confidence in the generosity and are led to infer from this part of their manifesto earnestness of the members of the English Church to Manchester, then undoubtedly they may save than Earl Lincoln. Men are only yet in the money by paying a kind of black mail” to influ. infancy of these matters; and old men amongst ential persons in society, and the influence of the us may survive to see greater good than states. priesthood is not of a contracted character. The men anticipate. Let England be once thoroughly question, on the Earl of Lincolu's grounds, is to be awakened to the blessings and advantages of in considered without any reference to theological struction, and England will be shortly thereafter views. He is “a Protestant," and believes that there an educated country. The English Church could are “blessings” arising from his profession, which raise one million with the same apparent ease for he “would rejoice in an opportunity of extending this great purpose as one hundred thousand to the Roman Catholics of Ireland ;”, but he pounds. The noble Earl has surely never glanced adds, “ I know that to be impossible,” | All theoat the summing up of the annual accounts of logians will agree, that to the Earl of Lincoln any one in five or six of our large missionary this is quite impossible. It is not his province societies, and the ignorance of statesmen on such to command such changes ; but we are inclined topics is peculiarly harassing, leaving them per- to believe that, in the one single journey through. petually in blunders. The late Secretary for Ireland, which, he says, was made by himg 7,le Ireland is at present the representative for some did not try. We do not, of course, insinuate Scottish burghis. He found shelter at Hamilton that the young statesman should take holy or, when ejected at Newark. As a Scotch meinber, ders, as one of his colleagues, the late President he may be supposed to know something of the of the Board of Trade, is said once to have inproceedings in that country ; where a body of tended; but there are many other means open people-small when compared with the Church to him, which he has not yet adopted ; and, of England, numbering not, probably, one tithe of therefore, he is most incompetent to offer an her adherents, and having on their roll compara- opinion on the subject. tively few names belonging to the wealthy or the It is at once painful and instructive to notice noble of the land have subscribed and paid, with what shallow pertness this young man not a hundred thousand pounds, but sums that knocks the side out of the edifice piled on so count by millions, for all the varied subjects of much hypocrisy, from 1832 on to 1812, by his instruction ; and though all has been done in predecessors and their disciples, , If the report from three to four years, they seem fresh and be true that Sir Robert Peel has committed the rigorous, unwearied and unexhausted, and none guidance of his remnant to this pilot, they aro of them apparently a penny poorer than when in bad hands. The subject of Church Endowthey commenced. Their resources for educational, ment, and Church and State-ism--that was made benevolent, and religious purposes, appear to be the key-stone of the Conservative party--is like the widow's barrel of meal and cruise of oil ; knocked out by their youngest leader. Others but the noble Earl is probably as ignorant of that spoke of the necessity of supporting religion for matter as of the accounts of missionary societies, its own sake, but he at once asserts the propriety the exertions of Dissenters, the existence of the of endowing its teachers, to render them loyal ; Free Church, or the extent of those latent ener-and, to preserve them in that happy state, ho gies that, like her rich mines in ancient times, said : are hidden and unwrought in the bosom of Eng- “I do say, that it is not only a painful,, but an imland.
proper, position for the ministers of religion to be placed 1. There was only one topic on which the in—those whose duty it is to counsel the weak, to respeaker was precise and definite--the endowment is a cruel thing that these men should be placed under
prove the wayward, to objurgate the licentious ;-I say it of the Roman Catholic priests of Ireland ; not the temptation of pandering to the prejudices and the out of the ecclesiastical resources of that country, vices of their flock, with a view to their daily position.”, bat from some other fund, and we regret that the This statement seems to be made generally of consolidated fund stands first in the way, and can the ministers of religion, and is not merely onio be reached with the slightest trouble. There were of the falsest, but one of the most impertinent three reasons adduced for granting this endowment. quotations that can be extracted from any speech
ever made on the subject. Few things can be ments, on which the country will have a good rote more unfortunate than the possibility that a from Mr. Bright, and a bad one from his oppoperson of so little judgment, and such limited nent. The subject requires little farther conknowledge of his fellow-men, may soon again be, sideration, as the Conservative candidate will what he was before-a member of the Cabinet. not appear on the hustings. If, on the other hand, he confines the term “mi- The interest attached to his speech arises ennisters of religion," in this instance, to the priests tirely from his intimacy with Sir Robert Peel, in Ireland, and offers them a “healing mea- who is not yet done with the political world. He sure” wrapped in such insulting language, they means to settle the Irish Ecclesiastical question ; must, as men of ordinary feeling, reject the boon. and will adopt the plan most likely to accomThey cannot take a bribe so barely offered. The plish that end. He gives an undoubted prefepill, at least, might have been sugared over, and rence to the proposal for endowing the Roman the naked hook need scarcely have protruded be- | Catholic clergy ; but, if he finds the popular yond the bait so very glaringly. In whatever current running strongly against the project, light we view the sentence, it is most unstates- he will adopt another course, and dis-endow. manlike, but not more so than one which fol. He will spread in that case a snare for the lows:
Whigs, into which they will fall, by pledging “It is of the most vital importance to this country: tablishment, with, probably, a new variety of the
their party to the support of the existing Esthat the teachers and pastors, and those who lead these people, should lead them in the principles of loyalty to the appropriation clause; and then the great tactician Crown, and attachment to the country; and I do believe will outbid them. This result depends, however, that, in order to attain so great an object, it would be an altogether on the character of the next election. important and a national benefit to place in an indepen- A little carelessness on the part of constituencies dent and honourable position the Roman Catholio Clergy of Ireland.”
-a shy reluctance to pledges-a noisy declama
tion against shibboleths—some play on the words This sentence implies that the Roman Catholic "free and unfettered"-a few references to honour Clergy of Ireland do not, in the meantime, fol- and consistency-an easy acceptance of candidates low loyalty, and practise the virtues, on which as they come; and, with Lord John Russell, Sir the noble Earl places so great value: and that Robert Peel, and Lord George Bentinck favourloyalty is one of those commodities purchaseable able to the endowment of the priests, a vote of in St. Stephen's, like cotton on the Manchester five to six hundred thousand pounds yearly, for Exchange, at so much per bale. Why does not that purpose, will be carried against a minority some politician publish a price list for loyalty and of less than one hundred members from all sides the minor cardinal virtues advisable in clergymen, of the House, in 1849 or 1850; and the Irish that we might be enabled to estimate the current Church will be flanked with outposts from Rome value of the article in the market, and readily quite as extensive as the works within; for, while make up an account of the outlay necessary to not a few priests will decline the gift on the terms, suppress an agitation.
yet a number, and a gradually increasing numThe Earl of Lincoln cannot be returned for ber, will take the cheque and draw the money. Manchester, and his appearance there is another The Peel party, in other respects, have no fixed proof of his temerity, imprudence, and deficiency plan. They have not yet fully estimated their in habits of calculation. There is not a single forces, and gathered again their scattered votes. measure of Manchester quality, to which he offers On all the measures of social improvement and a slow and cold adhesion, that has not been taxation their books are evidently clean; and warmly and zealously advocated by Mr. Bright. they are waiting on for the cast-off and misfitted There are many most important objects connected clothes of the Whigs, which, as usual, they expect merely with social reform that the latter supports, to repair, remodel, and renovate into usable garand the former opposes; and which Manchester ments—taking credit for originality, and deserymeans, we suppose, to carry. There are again ing credit for rendering practical the ideas of their such questions as education and these endow- natural enemies.
LITERARY REGISTE R.
Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New , what is more to the purpose, some of the plates convey an
Zealand; being an Artist's Impressions of Countries idea of the wildness and grandeur of Australian scenery, and People at the Antipodes ; with numerous Illustra- which must be quite new to Europeans. We may spetions. By George French Angas. Two volumes, cify the plate representing an elevated native tomb, on post octavo. London : Smith & Elder.
the margin of Lake Alexandrina—of which we are Tuis is not the first time that we have had the pleasure told “the wind makes dirge-like music amongst the of meeting with this clever sen and pencil sketcher, who, reeds where those tombs stand, and blows chill across with nearly equal success, uses both implements. The the dark and dreary lake, conveying a perfect idea of sobook, as beseems an artist's work, is tastefully de- litude, desolation, and death.” Mr. Angas has had, in corated, and, altogether, a handsome turn-out; and his artist-wanderings, considerable intercourse with the
natives, and is thus enabled to add a few more curious age, and, about a month ago, he was married to a pretty facts to the previous accounts of their character, manners, girl of Kaitote, to whom he had long been betrothed by and modes of thinking. Many of the native chiefs his friends. The young bridegroom is very well satisand warriors, with their wives, sat to Mr. Angas for to another lad, whom the customs of his tribe forbid her
fied with his bride ; but she, unfortunately, is partial their portraits.
to marry. The whole book consists of extractable matter, as the In the afternoon, our natives were all impatient to author confines himself entirely to narrative and descrip- start ; for the rain had cleared off, and the blue sky was tion ; and we might easily find many samples quite as
revealing itself in every direction, as the mists rolled up
upon the sides of the woody mount of Taupiri ; but Mr. entertaining as those subjoined.
Ashwell gave them a little pig for a feast, and they then
readily consented to remain until the next day. Our chief, THE MISSIONARY STATION OF PEPEPE.
Wirihona, with his party, had started in two canoes " At a bend of the river the romantic cottage of the early in the morning, and this made the others anxious to missionary suddenly appeared in view. It was as lovely
‘During the evening, Mrs Ashwell played upon the and secluded a spot as it is possible to imagine: the little piano, and several hymns were sung in the native language cottage, built of raupo, with its white chimneys, and its at their evening worship. Had it not been for the three garden full of flowers of sweet English flowers, roses, stocks, and mignonette-was snugly perched on an ele- room, I could, for the moment, almost have fancied my,
little native domestics, (or rather helps) that were in the Fated plateau overhanging the Waikato; and the access to
self in England again. These girls, Mrs Ashwell had it was by a small bridge, thrown across a glen of tree taught to read and sew, and they assisted her in the ferns, with a stream murmuring below. "The interior of the cottage, which was constructed droll, fat creatures; and whenever they wanted to pass
domestic arrangements of the mission station; they were entirely by the natives, under the direction of Mr. Ash
across the room, they crept upon their hands and knees well, is lined throughout with reeds, and divided into a
under the table. I made a sketch of the stoutest of the number of small rooms, communicating one with another. trio, who is described as a 'regular vixen.' The moment The cottage, the situation, the people, and everything I had completed the sketch, it was shown to her; wherearound them, were picturesque. Pepepe signifies butterfy: and surely the name is not misapplied to this lovely upon, she instantly rushed out of the room, fancying sho spot.
"The missionary and his wife received us with the ut- The New Zealanders have acute feelings, strong affecmost hospitality, and we remained with these worthy tions, and even a high sense of honour and shame. Tho people during the next day.
"I had not long entered the house before a sweet little native character is illustrated by the following traits :girl, with a very fair complexion and long flaxen ringlets, “On arriving at the village or kainga of Ko Ngahokocame running up to me." It was pleasant to hear, in this witu, we found
all the natives in a state of extraordinary secluded spot, the prattle of a little English child: she excitement. We had observed numbers of people running lisped to us of the roses she had been gathering, and said in that direction along the margin of the river, from the that the rain had made them so pretty,
different plantations; and, on inquiring, we learned that, "Thus the prattler went on ; when I observed, in the an hour previously to our arrival, the son of an influennext apartment, upon a sofa, a delicate and sickly boy, tial chief had committed suicide by shooting himself with who was suffering from a disease of the heart. Do you a musket. paint portraits ?' enquired the father of me, with a look of “Our fellow-travellers, with Wirihona their chief, were almost agonising earnestness. I guessed his meaning, all assembled, and we followed them to the shed where the and glanced at the sick boy on the pink sofa. He said act had been perpetrated, and where the body still lay as Do more ; but I felt that it was in my power to make the it fell, but covered with a blanket. The mourners were hearts of those anxious parents happy, for I knew they gathered round, and the women commenced crying most expected to lose their child. *
dolefully, wringing their hands and bending their bodies "During my stay at Pepepe, the missionary sent for to the earth. We approached the body, and were perTe Paki, the old chief next in importance, in the Waikato mitted to remove the blanket from the face and breast : districts, to Te Whero Whero : he arrived, with his wife, the countenance was perfectly placid, and the yellow tint in a small canoe, from a kainga, about three miles up the of the skin, combined with the tattooing, gave the corpse river ; and they had both arrayed themselves in their pri- almost the appearance of a waxen model. The deceased mitive costume, for the purpose of sitting to me for their was a fine and well-made young man. He had placed portraits. Taki was formerly a great priest or tohunga, the musket to his breast, and deliberately fired off the and one of the most eloquent speakers in Waikato. trigger with his toes, the bullet passing right through his About ten years since, he began to entertain favourable lungs. Blood was still oozing from the orifice made by opinions respecting Christianity; but a considerable time the bullet, and also from the mouth, and the body was elapsed before he could break through his superstitious quite warm. and heathen customs : the tapu had nearly as strong a
“ The cause of this sad occurrence was a case of adulbold upon his mind, as the idea of caste has upon that of tery, which had taken place some time ago between this the Hindoo. At length, he was induced to learn to read; man and the wife of another person residing in the samo his own son offering to be his teacher. After this, he village. The friends of this young man sent away the entered into a violent dispute that arose respecting some woman to a distant settlement, which caused the deceased land, and, for a time, appeared inclined altogether to for- to become gloomy and sullen. Some of the party having sake his newly-adopted religion ; a quarrel about an eel that morning reproached him with his conduct, he sudpah then occupied his whole attention, and the death of denly rose in an angry mood, and went unobserved to his favourite son, who was drowned at Manukao, caused the spot where he destroyed himself. him to absent himself entirely from the Christian natives. “ The tears shed by the mourners were marks of genuine He attributed the death of his son to the disrespect paid grief: it was quite melancholy to observe the young man's to the heathen atuas, or spirits ; and as it was this lad uncle bending over the body and frequently placing his who had taught him to read, he imagined the atuas had hands upon it, whilst the tears ran down his furrowed and shown their anger, by punishing him in this manner. At tattooed cheeks. Only two other mourners approached length, however, he became a firm adherent to Christi- close to the body—the sister and brother of the deceased. anity, gare up all his heathen notions and habits, and has The former I did not at first observe; she was sitting at ever since remained one of the most upright and con- the feet of the corpse, entirely wrapped in a portion of the seientious chiots of the Waikato.
blanket that covered it—the same drapery enveloping the “I also painted Te Amotutu, a young chief of Waikato, living and the dead. The latter, a fine boy about twelve belonging to the Nga ti Pou tribe, who is related to Te or fourteen, came in and sat down close to his uncle; he Paki. He is a fine lad, not more than sixteen years of had striven to conceal his feelings for some time, but at
length he hid his face in his mat and cried bitterly. The | They formed a strange-looking medley; here and there, old man saluted us most cordially; but his heart was too the richly-tattooed face of a chief, and now and then, full to speak, and he only kept shaking his head as the the wrinkled visage of a shrivelled old woman, varied the tears wetted his wrinkled countenance.
group. One poor decrepit soul was in mourning, I think “We left this scene of weeping, with which the hea- it was for her husband; her weeds consisted of a profusion vily falling rain was in accordance, and returned to our of shreds of red cloth tied round her head, and hanging in canoes, from which we had to bail out the water.
a bunch over her forehead. Both the native teachers wore “At Hopetui we landed and took shelter beneath a little European costume; one of them was strutting round his tent that our chief, Wideona, had erected there. Sitting class, loudly vociferating to his pupils, dressed in a pair of huddled together with his family, we found employment military pantaloons, and a white blouse. The other and in bathing the eye of his little girl with warm water, the senior teacher was a mild little man, neatly tattooed, and poor child having received a dreadful blow, that had dressed in an entire suit of faded black cloth: he gave out caused the part to swell to the size of a pigeon's egg. a hymn, and concluded the service with a prayer. These people are but very indifferent doctors. Amongst “Oct. 7th-All day at Waingaroa taking portraits of the the heathen tribes they attempt to cure all discases by principal chiefs. A korero, or gathering of the native witchcraft or sorcery; and these christian natives were orators, was held at the mission station, to meet Forsaith actually rubbing the wound with their dirty fingers, while (a government agent); and the most distinguished of these the mother wiped away the discharge from the eye with individuals sat to me for their portraits. So great is the a piece of old blanket.
sensation created by the exercise of my art amongst these " A slight incident occurred in the tent, illustrative of people, that during the entire day the court-yard has been native character. The chief caught a large spider on his crowded with natives, all anxious to have their likenesses blanket, and taking it by one leg held it carefully for a taken, that they may go to England with those of the minute, and then let it go. I asked him why he did not Rangatiras : upwards of thirty found their way into destroy the spider? IIo replied— He has done no the room where I was engaged in painting, and the wrong: if he had bitten me I should have killed him!'
passage leading to it was crowded to excess, so that there “The entrance to the tent was shut in with a crowd of was no getting in or out. In fact, what with Forsaith's heads, amongst which were those of two old men, who government business, in which they are deeply interested, were most anxious to sell us some eggs. The air of the together with my painting, the whole settlement is in a littio tent was insupportable; added to which, the whole state of unwonted excitement. The day is over; the family were successively chewing a large piece of filthy chiefs have concluded their meeting, (at which many enerpork rind, which was handed from one to another, and getic and eloquent speeches have been delivered) and two had now been divested of nearly all the fat it previously of the principal leaders, Wiremu Nera (William Naylor) contained.
or Awaitaia, and Paratene Maioha, are sitting with me at " At Hopetui we met with a sister of Karaka or the table, writing letters to the governor; they made me fold Clark,' the chief of Waikato heads, whose portrait I their letters for thein, and have given me their signatures had painted when at Auckland. This portrait I showed beneath their portraits.
I painted Paratene to the old woman, who had not seen her brother for some
attired in an elegant robe of large size, ornamented with time, when, to my surprise and amusement, she at once dog's hair, one of those from the southern island, and commenced a most affectionate tangi before the sketch; called by the natives e parawai. Before commencing my waving her hands in the usual manner, and uttering sketch, personal vanity overcame the grave orator, and successively low whining sounds, expressive of her joy. the cannibal warrior of other days; he went into the After she had, as I imagined, satisfied herself with seeing parlour to Mrs Wallis, and said, “Mother, let me have a the representation of her brother, I was about to replace glass, to see that my countenance is right:' being anxious to the sketch in my portfolio, when she begged of Forsaith compose his features in a manner suitable to his own ideas that she might be permitted to tangi over it in good of propriety, before he took his stand for so important a carnest, saying, “it was her brother--her brother; and proceeding. Paratene is, notwithstanding numerous pe she must tangi till the tears come;' and sure enough culiarities, a sensible and intelligent man, and much presently the tears did come, and the old woman wept and esteemed by those Europeans to whom he is known.” mourned, and waved her hands before the picture with as much apparent feeling as if her brother himself had Of a principal chief and distinguished warrior, who thus suddenly appeared to her.
had professed Christianity, it is here said, " His character “ In the evening Wirihona came into our tent, and we conversed about cannibalism. I inquired of him, through has been without a blemish; and if any native could be Forsaith, if he himself had ever partaken of human tiesh? singled out as evidencing the power of the gospel truth * Yes,' he said, we have all eaten it, when we knew no he professes to believe, Wiremu Nera (the New Zealand better.""
pronounciation of William Naylor,) is the man." The visits to the missionary stations in New Zea- In the course of his rambles, Mr. Angas stumbled upon land are not the least interesting part of these volumes. a curious settlement in the wilds of New Zealand; but We are tempted by another of them.
we must first indicato his approach to it. “ Oct. 6th-Late last evening we reached the hospitable " About four miles beyond Whakatumutumu, w roof of the Wesleyan mission station. Mr. Wallis, tho reached the falls of Mokai, an exceedingly romantic spot, missionary, was from home, but bis wife received us most where that river dashes down a perpendicular wall of kindly, surrounded by a group of half a dozen tinc rosy- rock, from a height of about sixty feet, in one broad sheet checked children, who bore testimony, in their healthy of water. The rocky steeps on each side of the chasm are and happy countenances, to the salubrity of the New clothed with evergreens, amongst which the graceful rimu Zealand climate.
pine stands pre-eminent; high, broken rocks, resembling “ The mission station stands upon the side of a hill, castles, fortresses, and towers, rise on the opposite side of sheltered from the westerly winds, and overlooking a valley, the glen ; and the surrounding hills are wild, and covered along which winds one of the many branches of the harbour. with fern. During the day, we passed many swamps, The scenery around is remarkably picturesque. The house and followed the winding course of the river Mokau, is about a mile distant from the sea-shore, against which along valleys surrounded by strange, desolate-looking the Southern ocean beats in the winter with terrible fury. hills, with rocks of micaceous schist cropping out. In raAlong the black sand composing the beach, that small and rious parts of the river, native weirs, for catching eels, are delicato shell, spirula Australis, lay scattered in con- frequent; these the natives keep up with great care, as siderable abundance.
they also do their eel-pahs, for the reception of these fish. " In the afternoon I visited the chapel, where I found The importance and value of the ecl-pahs is frequently a two classes, composed of persons of all ages, squatted on subject of dispute amongst the chiefs. At the summit of a the floor, reading the Testament in the Maori language steep hill, we met a party of slave-girls, travelling towith the native teachers, and all intent on their books. wards Wbakatumutumu, heavily laden with baskets, con