Australia and New Zealand, Volume 2

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Chapman and Hall, 1873
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Pagina 509 - A prospect more rude and craggy is rarely to be met with ; for inland appears nothing but the summits of mountains of a stupendous height, and consisting of rocks that are totally barren and naked, except where they are covered with snow.
Pagina 336 - So this is Mr Anthony Trollope," said the host. The hostess assented, but I could gather clearly from her voice that she was thinking much more of her back hair than of her visitor. "Well," said the host, "He must be a fool to come travelling in this country in such weather as this.
Pagina 324 - In New Zealand everything is English. The scenery, the colour and general appearance of the waters, and the shape of the hills, are altogether un- Australian, and very like to that with which we are familiar in the west of Ireland and the highlands of Scotland. The mountains are brown and sharp and serrated, the rivers are bright and rapid, and the lakes are deep, and blue, and bosomed among the mountains.
Pagina 504 - ... between the Colonies and this country. Her Majesty's subjects throughout the Empire, and nowhere more than in Australasia, have manifested on various occasions of late their strong desire that the connection between the Colonies and this Country should be maintained and strengthened ; but it can hardly be doubted that the imposition of Differential Duties upon British produce and manufactures must have a tendency to weaken that connection, and to impair the friendly feeling on both sides, which...
Pagina 421 - I can really imagine a case in which a man for scratching his own head might be legally robbed. Now, as the enforcers of this law were also the parties who received the damages, as well as the judges of the amount, which in many cases (such as that of the burnt child) would be everything they could by any means lay hands on, it is easy to perceive that under such a system personal property was an evanescent sort of thing altogether. These executions or distraints were never resisted; Indeed, in many...
Pagina 503 - The stipulations of the preceding Articles I. to VI." (they contain the whole Treaty) " shall also be applied to the Colonies and Foreign Possessions of Her Britannic Majesty. In those Colonies and Possessions the produce of the States of the Zollverein shall not be subject to any higher or other import duties than the produce of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Pagina 421 - ... they could by any means lay hands on, it is easy to perceive that under such a system personal property was an evanescent sort of thing altogether. These executions or distraints were never resisted ; indeed, in many cases, as I shall explain by-and-by, it would have been felt as a slight, and even an insult, not to be robbed ; the sacking of a man's establishment being often taken as a high compliment, especially if his head was broken into the bargain ; and to resist the execution would not...
Pagina 321 - I may as well make once for all, and which may be applied to everything in New Zealand. The two countries both grow wool, and are both auriferous. Squatters and miners are common to them. But in all outward features they are dissimilar, — as they are also in the manners of the people, and in the forms of their government. I found myself struck, for a moment, with the peculiarity of being in New Zealand. To Australia generally I had easily reconciled myself, as being a part of. the British Empire....
Pagina 51 - Its cherries and mulberries are the finest I ever saw. Its strawberries, raspberries, apples, and pears are at any rate equal to the best that England produces. Grapes ripen in the open air. Tasmania ought to make jam for all the world, and would make jam for all the Australian world, were it not for Australian tariffs.
Pagina 324 - Ross, he might be easily deceived, though he knew the nature of those counties well; — but he would feel at once that he was being hoaxed if he were told in any part of Australia that he was travelling among Irish or British scenery.

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