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" When asked why he did not try to turn the minds of his people to agriculture, he said it was impossible; "that if you told a New Zealander to work, he fell asleep ; but if you spoke of fighting, he opened his eyes as wide as a teacup ; that the whole... "
Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand - Page 41
by Richard Alexander Cruise - 1823 - 321 pages
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The Literary Examiner: Consisting of The Indicator, a Review of Books, and ...

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1823 - 412 pages
...agriculture, he said it was impossible ; ' that if you told a New Zealander to work, he fell asleep ; buğ if you spoke of fighting, he opened his eyes as wide...was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun.' " We now supply . an affecting and horrible sketch : it is a description of the return of a victorious...
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The Religious Miscellany: Containing Information Relative to the ..., Volume 2

1823
...Zealander to work, he fell asleep; but if you spoke of fighting, he opened his eyes as wide as a tea cup; that the whole bent of his mind was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun.' "The beach was covered with natives, waiting the return of the expedition; and, as the canoes approached,...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1824
...tribe, ' neither he nor his brother ate human flesh, nor did they fight on Sundays.' When asked why be did not try to turn the minds of his people to agriculture,...and that he looked upon fighting as fun.' - - " The beach was covered with natives, waiting the return of the expedition; and, as the canoes approached,...
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The Friend of India: Monthly series, Volume 7

Missions - 1824
...exhorted to promote the happiness of his people by cultivating the arts of peace, his reply was, that it was impossible, "that if you told a New Zealander...war; and that he looked upon fighting as fun." , The kinds of afl'tnee, which are deemed adequate causes of war, are so numerous and varied, that it seems...
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The North American Review, Volume 18

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1824
...make his people happy byteaching them agriculture, and the arts of civilized life, he replied, that it was impossible, 'that if you told a New Zealander...was war ; and that he looked upon fighting as fun.' In his own case Tooi's conduct verified his language. All the tribes have fortified posts, called Pahs,...
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The New Zealanders

George Lillie Craik - Adventure and adventurers - 1830 - 424 pages
...resistance. To qualify this story, he remarked, that, though all the dead bodies were devoured by the tribe, " neither he nor his brother ate human flesh,...was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun*." All the subsequent notices which we have of these chiefs are such as we might expect from what Captain...
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The New Zealanders

George Lillie Craik - Adventure and adventurers - 1830 - 424 pages
...minds of his people to agriculture, he said it was impossible ; " that if you told a New Zeulander to work, he fell asleep ; but if you spoke of fighting,...was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun*." All the subsequent notices which we have of these chiefs are such as we might expect from what Captain...
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Polynesia, Or, An Historical Account of the Principal Islands in the South ...

Michael Russell - Melanesia - 1842 - 440 pages
...resistance. To qualify this story, he remarked that, ' though all the dead bodies were devoured by the tribe, neither he nor his brother ate human flesh,...was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun.' " — Cruise's Journal, p. 39. New Zealauders, p. 419. territory. Wheety, a third individual of the...
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Polynesia, Or, An Historical Account of the Principal Islands in the South ...

Michael Russell - Melanesia - 1843 - 440 pages
...turn the minds of his people to agriculture, he said it was impossible ; ' that if you told a I^ew Zealander to work, he fell asleep ; but if you spoke...was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun.' " — Cruise's Journal, p. 39. New Zealanders, p. 419. territory. Wheety, a third individual of the...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 158

Child rearing - 1845
...To qualify this story, he I remarked that, * though all the dead bodies were devoured by the ti ibe, neither he nor his brother ate human flesh, nor did...was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun.' "— Cnuc't Journal, p. JV. tfiu Ztalandtri. p. 419. formidable Europeans whom he had been the principal...
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