Letters from Canterbury, New Zealand; with a Map of the Province, ... [NOOK Book]

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing ...

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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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  • BN ID: 2940027174293
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1857 volume
  • File size: 242 KB

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LETTER II. CHARACTER OF COLONIAL SOCIETY. RAPID RISE OF THE INDUSTRIOUS WORKING MAN. WHAT SORT OF PERSONS OUGHT TO EMIGRATE. ADVICE TO INTENDING SETTLERS. HINTS FOR THE VOYAGE. I Spoke, you may remember, in my last letter, of the mischief done in the early days of the settlement by the reports of disappointed colonists, whose expectations had been unduly raised by the romantic stories told them in England. Restless spirits, who had never yet been contented any where, expected to find tranquillity in this new Arcadia, where their chief occupation would be to recline under the shadow of some overhanging rock, soothing their fleecy charge with the shepherd's pipe: remote from fogs, and taxation, and all the thousand nameless evils which had made their lives a burden to them at home. Alas! the reality was soon found to be of a sterner type: " These are not scenes for pastoral dance at even, For moonlight rovings in the fragrant glades; Soft slumbers in the open eye of heaven, And all the listless joy of summer shades." Long wearisome rides and walks in search of truant sheep or cattle, bivouacs night after night on the damp cold ground, mutton, damper, and tea (and that colonial tea!) at breakfast, dinner, and supper, day after day, and week after week, and month after month ; wanderings in trackless deserts, with a choice of passing the night on some bleak mountain side, or wading through an unexplored swamp; and after all this labour finding perhaps that his flock are infected, and that no small amount of money as well as toil must be expended before he can hope for any profit at all; these are the real experiences of a settler's early days in a young pastoral colony. " Multatulit fecitque puer, sudavit et alsit." Those who had been tenderly nurtured at...
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