Notes on sport and travel

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byGeorge Henry Kingsley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... MUSINGS ON MANNING'S 'OLD NEW ZEALAND'1 Reprinted from Temple Bar, December 1877. As the individual grows so grows the race, and as the individual dies so dies the race; but, though both must certainly die more or less undeveloped (human perfection not being yet quite attained), both die at very different stages of development--some individuals going so soon that they can hardly be said to have attained the true status of individuality,4 and some races vanishing before they have developed out of the native form. One wonders whether these individuals or races who depart so early that their proper epitaph would be the old question--'If so soon that I am done for, I wonder what "in the name of creation" I was begun for?' are extinguished altogether, 'correlated ' into everything else, like that popular plaything 'Force,' or 1 Old New Zealand, being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Times. By a Pakeha Maori. London, 1863. 1 Civilisation is the individualisation of the individual. 'continued in our next' like a magazine story. I wonder,--and, like Heinrich Heine's friend who asked the stars much the same questions, I suppose that I must be content to continue to wonder:--'The sea waves murmur their endless murmur, The winds ever blow, and the clouds ever fly, The stars are glittering careless and cold, And a fool stands waiting their answer.' Still I am not such a fool as to ask the stars questions, they being, as far as I am concerned, mere blinking materialisms, of whose very existence, at this moment, I have no proof, when I can get some sort of an answer which may send one up one small rung of the ladder of learning by going to books of travel, or, still better, going travelling myself. If we cannot get the entire answer, and of course w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... MUSINGS ON MANNING'S 'OLD NEW ZEALAND'1 Reprinted from Temple Bar, December 1877. As the individual grows so grows the race, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217737307

ISBN - 13:9780217737302

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