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wish he expressed to his friends. When he was dying be prayed for before he sank. To complete the mournful tragedy, his the whole Church of Christ and the Christians of his own Church, and as
favourite wife declared herself unable to live without him, and he had often wisbed, so he fell asleep on the Saturday, and was carried by the people to church on the Sunday and buried in the presence of a large
committed suicide the following day. congregation.
The death of Ruatara might traly be called, in Longfellow's It is difficult to state his exact age, but it is believed that he was about words, “The setting of a great hope like the setting of the sun," 97 years old. He had known all the C.M.S. missionaries who had lived
to the little band of missionary pioneers, but He was with them, at Cotta, and often did he bless God for sending them to make known His
Whose presence is all in all to His people, and, their hearts truth to the people of the Cotta district. He bad known the district i before they came, and he was fond of comparing the missionaries to lamps stayed on Him, they were not permitted to fear. Mr. Marsden which had enlightened the surrounding darkness by their preaching and
remained with them till the end of February
see them teaching in the churches and schools which they had established.
properly settled, and then had to return to his own post at Port “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.” “Let your light so shine Jackson. The party consisted of Mr. Kendal, Mr. Hall, and Mr. before men.”
R. T. DOWBIGGIN.
King, with their wives and children, Mrs. King's mother, and
seven mechanics and labourers. Their work was twofold—to proTHE STORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND MISSION. vide themselves by the labour of their hands with the necessaries
of life, while seeking in every way to bring Christian and civilisBy the Author of " England's Daybreak," “ The Good News in Africa,” fc.
ing influences to bear upon the natives. The position itself in
volved much trial of feeling, from the condition of those whose IV.
welfare they were seeking. Their persons and habits were so HE details of the first actual settlement of a mis- filthy and disgusting, and the English language they had picked
sionary band in the Great Britain of the Southern up from the sailors was so terrible, that the mere intercourse Seas, as New Zealand has sometimes been called, with the natives implied no small amount of self-denial. Then are all so interesting that it is an effort to hurry the difficulty of carrying on anything like steady instruction
over them, as the limits of time and space require. was prodigious. The boys were clever and intelligent, and We must not linger now over Ruatara's romantic story. His would seem deeply interested for a little while, but presently ardent reception of bis European friends; the thrilling interest of would jump up to dance or play, and the teacher would have the first missionary service on the Christmas Sunday of Decem- perhaps to follow his pupils into the bush, and coax them to sit ber 25th, 1814, when he interpreted to his people the “glad still there, if only for a quarter of an hour, while they learnt an tidings of great joy” as they fell from Mr. Marsden's lips; the English word or a letter of our alphabet. planning out of the future Church and settlement; the affec- The settlers' wives had the same trial with the girls. They tionate welcome received by the missionary on his further took the more promising into their homes, and at first they excursions inland ; and then the sudden blow which fell upon all seemed delighted with acquiring the arts of household work, but the bright hopes awakened, by the noble young chieftain's fatal speedily tiring of it, they would run off just when most wanted. illness and death within a fortnight after. Remedies might, Mrs. Williams' description of her experiences at Paihia, though indeed, have availed to save his life, but he was “ tapu,” for- occurring some years later, gives too graphic a picture of this bidden by the idol priests to touch either suitable food or medi- state of things to be omitted. cine, and spite of Mr. Marsden's reiterated efforts to break this “ A missionary's wife," she says, “must for the sake of cleanbarrier, the influence of the priests prevailed. He listened liness wash and dress her children and make the beds herself. eagerly again and again to the story of the Cross, and clung to She must be housemaid, chambermaid, and nurse, and must his teacher's prayers with him, but seemed unable to break superintend everything connected with the cooking. The very through the fetters of superstition and idolatry further than this best of the girls will perhaps, just as you are wanting her, take
herself off to swim, and then will lie down to sleep for two or three shalt not be afraid of any terror by night, nor for the arrow hours. If they are not in the humour to do what you tell them, that flieth by day," was eminently fulfilled to them. Their they will not understand you, or will answer, . What care I for letters written at the time breathe, without exception, a grand that?' The moment a boat arrives, away run all the native ser- conviction of their perfect personal safety in the hollow of His vants, men, boys, and girls, to the beach. If anything is to be
If anything is to be hand. Not one betrays even a hint of fear for themselves or those seen the mistress must do the work while the servants go to dearer to them than their own lives. Truly the grace given to look ; and she must not blame them, for if they are gentlemen's Shadrach, Meshech, and Abed-nego has not been wanting to children, 'rangatirus,' they will run away in a pet, and if they others beside of His faithful servants. The very spirit of that are slaves, 'kukis,' they will laugh at her and tell her she has noble answer of the Jewish heroes, “O, Nebuchadnezzar, we · too much of the mouth. Having been forewarned of this, are not careful to answer in this matter. If it be so, our God I wait and work away till they choose to come back, which they whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, generally do at meal-time."
and He will deliver us out of thine hand, o king—but if not, More serious difficulties,
be it known to thee, O king, that however, lay before them. As
we will not serve thy gods, nor the novelty and charm of a first
worship the golden image which European settlement began to
thou hast set up”—seemed to wear away, the Maori began to
breathe in this missionary band, betray more of their real cha
and with them likewise, accordracter. The stores of flour,
ing to their faith, it was unto biscuit, rice, clothes, blankets,
Not a hair of their axes, and other tools which
head was injured. had been necessarily provided
After a time, lack of food and brought with them for the
came upon them as settlers, or to be used in barter
trial. Their own stores, more for fresh provisions, &c., were
or less stolen or destroyed, eagerly coveted by the natives,
failed them; the natives had and as with them to see had
plenty in the form of pigs or hitherto been to seize whatever
potatoes, but becoming indiffethey had a mind for, they
rent to other objects of barter, would come and imperatively
they would part with it only demand to be given anything
for guns or powder. These they fancied. When refused,
our friends long refused to however courteously, the more
give, and when, sorely driven, daring amongst them would
they broke through their own leap the fences, break into the
rule, in some instances they stores, and help themselves !
regretted it much afterwards. Even worse than this, a spirit
Truly the enemies around of wanton mischief broke out
them were legion, but they at times in the whole neighbour
never lost sight of the one hood. On purpose, the people
simple object which had broke down the fences, and let
brought them there. They the cattle of the English loose
laboured hard to bring the into the bush, and sent herds
perishing souls around them of pigs to devastate the wheat
to a knowledge of the only true fields; then perhaps laid hands
God, and the way of eternal upon their poultry, and killed
life. They did not confine and carried it off before their
their efforts to Rangi-hona, Fery eyes. They had an
their own settlement, but as especial appetite for the pos
their acquaintance with the session of nails of all sorts,
language increased, they went and though they knew they
out on Sabbath days into the were to be had for the asking
neighbouring villages to teach from the smith, they wantonly
and to preach; and cut up a good wheel-barrow one
distant day in order to possess them
cxcursions, either visiting the selves of the nails which held
coast in a native canoe, or together, and another time pulled a shed to pieces or the same penetrating on foot into the interior. Gradually, and almost
unperceived by the missionaries themselves, improvement set Nor was it only the "spoiling of their goods" that our
that our in. The chiefs began frequently to visit them in a friendly manmissionary friends were called to bear in patience and without ner, and even allowed them to speak to them about their souls. retaliation. The untutored savages around them added insults The school had been established, and though often suspended and threats of the most alarming character to these injuries. It for want of food (for the children would only come when they was no uncommon thing for them to be told that before morning were fed), the real progress of the scholars was perceptible. their house should be burnt over their heads, as an evening fare- The labourers hired for work became more regular and induswell from an angry mob; or sometimes it was that “the stones trious, and inclined for religious instruction. Thus the morning were then heating for the oven in which they were to be cooked broke over the hills, though it was far indeed from being a before being devoured.” But their Master's promise, “Thou morning without clouds, as we shall see next month. E. D.
MAORI CARVED MONUMENT.
memorial steamer is now afloat. She was launched from
and in a bitter north-east wind and driving snow a little open-air service was held. The Bishop of Bedford's touching hymo, “For all the saints who from their labours rest,” and the popular missionary hymn, "Hark, the swelling breezes,” were sung, and prayer was offered by the Rev. Walter Abbott, Vicar of Paddington. Sir John Kennaway, M.P., whose interest in the C.M.S. East Africa and Nyanza Missions is well known, addressed the meeting in a few admirably chosen words, dwelling on the Society's long and close connection with Africa, and on Mr. Wright's deep and peculiar interest in that continent, the name of which might almost be said to be written on his heart. Miss Agnes Wright, the eldest daughter of our dear and lamented friend, then named the vessel, and as she flung the bottle at its bows, the supports were knocked away, and the Henry Wright glided gracefully into the river amid shouts of cheering. We hope to give a picture of the ship shortly, when we shall describe her more fully. She bas been built by Vessrs. Green from the plans and under the superintendence of the marine engineers, Messrs. John Thompson & Son.
We have noticed the consecration of the new Bishop of Sierra Leone on another page. Bishop Ingham bid farewell to the C.M.S. Committee at a special meeting on Feb. 28tb, when he was addressed by Sir W. Hill, Bishop Parry, and Mr. Wigram, and, after an impressive reply, was solemnly commended in prayer to God by one of the most veverable of the clerical members, the Rev. J. Hawksley. The Bishop and Mrs. Ingham sailed for Africa on March 2nd.
The arrangements for the Society's Anniversary are not complete at the time of writing; but among those who have promised to take part in the Morning Meeting on Tuesday, May 1st, are Earl Cairns, the Bishop of Saskatchewan, and the Rev. E. Lombe; and the Bishop of Baliaarat will preside in the evening. All four are well known as powerful speakers. The Address at the Breakfast will be given by Canon Bell. We have previously mentioned that the Archbishop of Canterbury will be present at the morning meeting, and that Canon Tristram will preach the Annual Sermon.
The annual Day of Intercession for Foreign Missions, the Tuesday before Ascension Day, will fall this year on May 1st, the day of the C.M.S. Anniversary. As any of the seven succeeding days may be observed, the Committee have fixed the following Tuesday, May 8th, for their own services in London. We earnestly trust that one or other of the eight days will be kept by all our friends. Both thanksgiving and prayer were never more called for. Papers can be had from the Church Missionary Houso.
THE Bishop of Mid-China has appointed bis brother, the Rev. Arthur E. Moule, now our missionary at Shanghai, to the office of Archdeacon. We are glad that the nineteenth C.M.S. missionary to receive that title should be our excellent brother who is now the Ven. Archdeacon Moule.
LETTERS have been received from Mr. O'Flaherty and Mr. Mackay in Uganda, up to August 10th. The five baptized converts were going on satisfactorily, and others were asking for baptism. King Mtesa continued friendly. Mr. Hannington and his party were still at the south end of the Victoria Nyanza, on November 13th, waiting for their boat, but hoped to cross over soon.
The Rev. Raj Kristo Bose, Pastor of Trinity Church, Calcutta, reports the death, on Oct. 30th last, of Jadu Bindu Ghose, the old man baptized a few years since by Mr. Vaugban, whose strange and touching bistory was told in the GLEANER of April, 1879, under the title of “A Fifty Years' Search for Peace.” (See also the number for July, 1880.) Mr. R. K. Bose says, as Mr. Vaughan often said, that he was a happy, devout and God-loving man.”
The Native Church of Lagos has established a society called " The Lagos Church Mis.ions," similar to the one at Sierra Leone. Hitherto the missionary contributions of the congregations have come home to the Parent Society. Now they will be expended on the Native Church's own evangelistic efforts. The first public meetings, adult and juvenile, were held in the schoolroom of St. Paul's, Breadfruit, on December 6th. Bishop Crowther presided, and the Rev. James Johnson read the report, which announced that £138 had been already raized. We heartily wish God-speed to the new society.
The Annual Conference of clergy, teachers, and lay delegates of the Native Church in the Province of Fub-Kien, China, was held at FuhChow from Dec. 9 to 17. There were special services and prayer meetings, and discussions on important topics; and two days were occupied by the examination of catechists. Sermons were preached by the Revs. J. R. Wolfe, Ting Sink-ki, Sia Seu-ong, and. W. Banister; and addresses were given by the Rev. Wong Kiu-taik on “Thy kingdom come," the Rev. Ngoi Kaik-ki on Sanctification, Catechist Ting Changseng on the Power of Faith, and Catechist Ling Seng-mi on the Sympathy of Christ. There were discussions on “Foot Binding," opened by the Rev. Ting Sivg-ki; on “Persecution and Matters of Law," by the Rev. Ngoi Kaik-ki; on “Schools,” by Catechist Wong Seng-tau; on “Medical Work,” by the Rev. Wong Kiu-taik (himself a doctor); on “Woman's Work”; and on Subscribing Money.” The whole proceedings are described as most interesting and encouraging.
THE C.M.S. Native Christian Boys’ Boarding-school and Young Men's Hostel at Calcutta is doing a good work. There are thirty boarders, most of them sons of respectable Bengali Christians, who pay for their maintenance and education. Most of these are pupils of the C.M.S. High School, but a few are undergraduates of the Calcutta University. There is a Christian head-master, Babu Parbati Charan Banerjea, who works under Dr. Baumann's supervision. There are three “monitors," “ bright, godly, and earnest (Native) undergraduates, who have united themselves into a close triumvirate for the promotion of the spiritual good of their juvenile charge.” These monitors hold a prayer-meeting with the boys every Saturday evening, teach them in the Sunday-school, and have compiled a Hymn Book for them, translating into Bengali such hymns as “A few more years shall roll," " Pilgrims of the night,"
;"> “ Just as I am," "Jesu, still lead on,” &c. The last-named hymn is a special favourite.
The Director of the Missionaries’ Children's Home is appealing for special gists to endow " Leaving Scholarships” for the boys in the Home, that is, sums of money to provide a higher education for the most promising of them after leaving the Home at the age of 16. It is just at that age that help is specially required for them; and such scholarships, of which it is hoped to establish four, each tenable for four years, would enable boys of mark to look forward to going to the Universities. Further particulars will be gladly supplied by the Director, the Rev. A. J. P. Shepherd, Highbury Grove, N.
The Bishop of Toronto, Dr. Sweatman, has remitted to the Society £71 11s. 10d, voted to it from the Mission Fund of his Diocese. He writes that he circulates 650 copies monthly of the C.M. Gleaner, and 700 of the Juvenile Instructor.
Two missionary ladies have lately died in New Zealand, viz., Mrs. Clarke, widow of Mr. G. Clarke, and mother of Archdeacon E. B. Clarke ; and Mrs. Spencer, wise of the Rev. S. M. Spencer. We hope to give a fuller account, but have not space this month.
MBS. HODGES, wife of the Rev. E. N. Hodges, Principal of the C.M.S. Noble College at Masulipatam, has been dangerously ill; but we rejoice to hear that she has been mercifully raised up almost from the point of death. She and her husband must, however, come home immediately.
The Rev. Bernhard Maimon arrived at Bagdad on Jan. 24th, and has begun work in that historic city with much zeal and hope. We shall give some account of this new Mission hereafter. The Rev. T. R. Hodgson, of Jubbulpore, who was to have joined it ere this, is returning to England first under medical orders.
RECEIVED.-Martha A. Wade, Skipton, Contents of Missionary Box, £1 4s. ; A. C., Fulham Road, for China, 6s.; "Esto Fideles," a seal (no value).
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THE GLORY AND MAJESTY OF GOD.
M. Dan. 7. 9-13. Lu. 24. 44. E. 9 K. 2. 1-16. Heb. 4.
4. Deu. 30. Lu. 23. 26-50. E. Deu. 34, or Josh. 1. 1 Thess. 3.
M. Deu. 16.1-18. Rom. 8. 1-18. E. Is. !1, or Ez. 30. 25. Gal. 5. 16, or Ac.
command ? He has, by God's grace, given vent to a holy zeal
in the grand cause of Truth ; he has a message from God to Nay.
deliver, and how is he straitened until it be accomplished ! All goes bravely during the period of self-examination and final
decision. But the parting moment has come all too swiftly, and 1 T SS. Philip & James. Day Intercn. C.M.3. Ann. Meetings. Who (is so great a God as our God? Ps. 77. 13.
our courage fails. How can we tear ourselves away? Who will 2 W Clothed with honour and majesty, Ps. 104. 1.
be able to see with our absent eyes, and give us the thousand 3 T Ascension Day. Crowned with glory and honour, Heb. 2. 9.
tiny details which we must sigh for in vain ? Let us calm our4 F Livingstone d., 1873. The glory which Thou gavest Me I have selves and listen. Let us open our bereaved hearts to Him, and 5 S Who is this King of glory? Ps. 24. 10. (given them, Jo. 17. 22. He will prove more to us than we can ask, or even think.
(Ps. 24. 10. 6 S Sun. aft. Ascension. The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory,
Does this meet the glance of one who has left a precious
father thousands of miles away ? In obeying the mighty 7 M In Thy majesty ride prosperously, Ps. 45. 4. (thee, Is. 60.1. 8 T Frere Tn. Estate bought, '75. The glory of the Lord is risen upon
irresistible call, Son, daughter, go work to-day in My vineyard, 9 W Elmslie op. dispensary, Kashmir, 1875. They shall come and see you are but carrying into practice the holy lessons of His 10 T All flesh shall see it together, Is. 40. 5. [My glory, Is. 66. 18. consistent life. 11 F Rebmann discov. Mt. Kilimanjaro, 1818. Thou art more glorious
Or is it a cherished mother, whose dear image [than the mountains of prey, Ps. 76. 4.
wrings your heart and makes you sigh for the sea-bird's 12 S Abdul Masih bapt., 1811. How great are Thy works, Ps. 92. 5. pinions ? You shall be soothed in your solitude as one whom
[4. 14. 13 S Whit Sun. Ember Week. The Spirit of glory and of God, 1 Pet.
his mother comforteth. Do you sigh now and again for the
manly counsel of the brother with whom you worked and 14 M His glory covered the heavens, Hab. 3.3.
[18. 24 to 19. 21. 15 T 1st Santal bapt., 1864. The earth was full of His praise, Hab. 3. 3.
played, or for the soft caress of the leaning, loving sister? Ah, 16 W. The voice of the Lord is full of majesty, Ps. 29. 4.
limit not the capacities of the Saviour's heart. Think of the 17 T His work is honourable and glorious, Ps. 111. 3.
one Family, the one Elder Brother, the one Great Father of us 18 F Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth, Ps. 80.1. 19 S Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined, Ps. 50. 2.
all. Lay your poor head on the gentle Saviour's bosom and Ps. 29. 2.
think of His life on earth. So lonely! In weariness and 20 S Trinity Sun. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name, painfulness, in watchings and fastings, He still went about doing
Y. Is.6.1-11. Rev. 1.1-9. E. Ge. 18. or 1 & 2.1-4. Eph. 4.1–17, or Matt. 3. 21 M According to Thy name, so is 'Thy praise, Ps. 48. 10.
good, and He knows just what it costs you to follow His steps. 22 T 1st Maori ord., 1353. I will speak of the glorious honour of Thy You are working with God, and must eventually prevail. Go 23 W Sing for the majesty of the Lord, Is. 24. 14. [majesty, Ps. 145.5. 24 TJ. Quaker d., 1882. Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty,
forward, setting His glory before you as the sole aim of all your 25 F How great is His beauty! Žec. 9. 17.
(Is. 33. 17. strivings. 26 S 1'. Scott preached 1st Ann. Ser, 1801. Let the beauty of the Lord But it is, perhaps, the dear ones left behind who experience
Lour God be upon us, P * 90. 17. 27 S 1st aft. Trin, Strength and beauty are in His sinctuary, Ps. 96.6.
the keenest and most enduring sense of desolation. The M. Jos. 3. 7 to 4. 15. John 10.22. E. Jos. 5. 13 to 6.21, or 21, Ich. 2.1 to 3.7. sacrifice of darling son or daughter has been cheerfully made, 28 M Show me Thy glory, Ex. 33. 18.
(Ps. 96. 3. 29 T Bp. Anderson consec., 1849. Declare His glory among the heathen,
but the daily round, the common task, have none of the 30 W Make known the glorious majesty of His kingdom, Ps. 145. 12. absorbing interest of travel, and the very sunshine and flowers 31 T O God, who is like unto Thee? Ps. 71, 19.
have lost their brightness, now the circle has been broken.
Here is oil for such troubled waters : “ Wirat I do, thou MORE JERSEY BREEZES.
knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." Hereafter!
That is the key to our life of Faith. On earth a great affection V.-Our Dear Ones.
must ever be a great affliction, but it will not be so where all “Whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the centres in Him Whose best name is Love. Oh, to be willing same is My brother, and sister, and mother.” — Matt, xii. 50.
and obedient! His ways are past our finding out. Some He ROM the beginning a beneficent Creator hath set sends forth into the “ loud stunning tide of human care and
the solitary in families. And truly the word crime”; others He desires to sit still in the House.
If early cut adrift from household bands of brothers, sisters, of whose existence we should never have pleasantness, still kindly hands have opened one and another known, but for the mysterious marching orders of the Great door of welcome, and family affection has almost made us forget Captain, Who speaks, and none can gainsay, and Whose dear the yearning for what might have been. It is when drinking in approval can alone satisfy our longing souls.
A. M. V. the depth of tenderness contained in the time-honoured Saxon words father and mother, brother and sister, that the heart's compassion wells forth for those Christ-loving ones, who willingly THE STORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND MISSION. bid a long adieu to the sanctities of their childhood's home.
By the Author of " England's Daybreak," “ The Good News in Oh to grasp their hand, as, with faltering step, they linger
Africa,” c. tearfully, and whisper to them words whose pathos will soothe them with sweetness inexpressible: "Whosoever shall do the
V. will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother,
FEW minutes spent upon the history of Hongi, and sister, and mother."
Ruatara's uncle, will perhaps put us in possession And to whom will Jesus supply a love surpassing that of the
of the peculiarities of New Zealand character, and dearest earthly relationships? To those who do His Father's
the special difficulties with which our missionaries will. It has been wisely said that obedience, promptly and
had to contend, as much as any subject of this fully given, is the most beautiful thing that walks the earth. period we could select for study. Mr. Marsden met with this And is not one who, having counted the cost, calmly relinquishes man during his first visit to the Bay of Islands in 1814, and all we understand by Home, obeying to the letter our Saviour's described him as a warrior of a very mild disposition, with but
little of the savage about him; he was chieftain of seventeen preparing the New Zealand grammar which bears his name. different places, but chiefly resided at one called Keri-Keri; They were welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Bickersteth in Salisbury ingenious himself, he was very anxious to learn European arts. Square, and his children can still remember the lively interest The bust of himself, showing his own tattoo, which he made at with which he re-called making their first acquaintance, as Mr. Marsden's request, a bit of an old iron hoop being his only strangers from a land in those days almost as marvellous in its tool, is still to be seen in the Church Missionary House, a associations as Gulliver's imaginary islands are to 'us.
He was remarkable specimen of native ingenuity.
then rejoicing for the first time in the happiness of being a A residence of some months with Mr. Marsden at Port father, and writes, “Our babe laughs heartily at their tattooed Jackson, strengthened his hold upon the Maori ruler, and faces." Hongi describes his own objects in coming to England decided the former to accede to his earnest request, and found a thus, “ We have come to London to see the king, the multitude second missionary station, under his especial protection, at of his people, what they are all doing, and the goodness of their Keri-Keri. It was formed on a beautiful spot, on the banks of land. We wish to remain one month, and then return, to take the river of the same name, not far from a waterfall, to which back with us 100 men, miners, to search for iron, blacksmiths, the natives had given the poetic title of “Rainbow-water." carpenters, and missionaries, to teach them the arts and The soil was more fertile than that at Rangi-hona, and having religion in their own tongue. We are anxious to have twenty more experience to begin with, facilitated the progress of the British soldiers, and three officers to keep them in order. We work.
Two years after, we read of ten natives regularly will protect them, and give them plenty of land.” employed upon the farm, productive corn fields, and crops not Great interest was awakened in England by the visit of these only of vegetables, but peaches, apricots, and oranges from the chiefs. George IV. honoured them with an interview, showed gardens. Hongi, indeed, was engaged in continual petty warfare them his armoury, and presented each with a complete suit of
. with other tribes, and his people partook of his proud and armour, double-barrelled gun, &c. Waikato coveted all he saw; ferocious character, but on the whole, he showed himself at this Hongi had eyes only for military affairs, and only pleasure in time the firm friend and protector of the missionaries, always, the gift of weapons. The king had many things purchased, when appealed to, interfering in their behalf.
which he thought the Maori would value, amongst others some In 1820, Mr. Kendal returning to England, Hongi and fine looking-glasses, which he had arranged so as to show them another young chief, named Waikato, accompanied him, and off to advantage. But when taken to see them, the chief quietly their residence at Cambridge for several months, near Pro- remarked to the royal donor, “What are all these glasses for, fessor Lee, enabled him to render the important service of to multiply shadows, when I have plenty of real men ?