The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic, and Lady's Magazine and Museum: A Family Journal of the Belles Lettres, Music, Fine Arts, Drama, Fashion, Etc, 27. köide

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Dobbs, 1845

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Page 24 - In fresh abodes, their labour to renew ; So the wide waters, open to the power. The will, the instincts, and appointed needs Of Britain, do invite her to cast off Her swarms, and in succession send them forth ; Bound to establish new communities On every shore whose aspect favours hope Or bold adventure ; promising to skill And perseverance their deserved reward. Yes...
Page 3 - The spirit of adventure having thus been effectually roused, it can no longer be doubted that an extensive settlement of British subjects will be rapidly established in New Zealand ; and that, unless protected and restrained by necessary laws and institutions, they will repeat, unchecked, in that quarter of the globe, the same process of war and spoliation, under which uncivilized tribes have almost invariably disappeared as often as they have been brought into the immediate vicinity of emigrants...
Page 2 - The third principle is, that neither individuals, nor bodies of men belonging to any nation, can form colonies, except with the consent, and under the direction and control of their own government ; and that from any settlement which they may form without the consent of their government they may be ousted. This is simply to say, as far as Englishmen are concerned, that colonies cannot be formed without the consent of the crown.
Page 2 - ... foundations of this great Empire were laid in those well-known Colonial establishments by which these little islands have become the centre of a mighty Empire, and those opinions are as firm as that Empire is, I trust, enduring. It is because I do attach that importance to colonization conducted upon sound and approved principles, and in a judicious manner; it is because I do most fully admit the vast capacities and capabilities of the New Zealand Islands, as rich and extensive fields for British...
Page 3 - ... vicinity of emigrants from the nations of Christendom. To mitigate and, if possible, to avert these disasters, and to rescue the emigrants themselves from the evils of a lawless state of society, it has been resolved to adopt the most effective measures for establishing amongst them a settled form of civil government. To accomplish this design is the principal object of your mission.
Page 20 - That reserves ought to be made for the natives, interspersed with the lands assigned to settlers, with suitable provision for regulating their alienation, and preserving the use of them for the natives, as long as may be necessary, and that these reserves ought not to be included in calculating the amount of land due to that company.
Page 3 - They are not mere wanderers over an extended surface in search of a precarious subsistence, nor tribes of hunters or of herdsmen, but a people among whom the arts of government have made some progress ; who have established by their own customs a division and appropriation of the soil ; who are not without some measure of agricultural skill, and a certain subordination of ranks, with usages having the character and authority of law.
Page 21 - Company have acted in making the reserves for the Natives, with a view to their ultimate as well as present welfare, and in making suitable provision for spiritual and educational purposes, are sound and judicious, tending to the benefit of all classes.
Page 5 - According to Dr. Wallace's account (1700), King Christian agreed that the isles of Orkney and Zetland should remain in the possession of King James and his successors, as the Princess Margaret's dower, until either King Christian or his successors should pay to King James or his successors the sum of fifty thousand florins of the Rhine ; but in the year following, hearing of his daughter's delivery of a prince at Edinburgh, he " for joy thereof renounced for ever to the crown of Scotland all right...
Page 3 - ... greatly inferior to themselves in military prowess and social arts, have abstained from oppressions and other evil practices. In many, the process of extermination has proceeded with appalling rapidity. Even in the absence of positive injustice, the mere contiguity and intercourse of the two races would appear to induce many moral and physical evils, fatal to the health and life of the feebler party. And it must be confessed, that after every explanation which can be found of the rapid disappearance...

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