Hine Moa, the Maori Maiden

Hine Moa, the Maori Maiden

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...in ages Past; and though long line of fathers Since has lived, and loved, and vanished In the shadowy Past, as vapour Caught into the clouds, their children For the yet unborn the precious Tale of love and courage treasure; And, as jewel in the sunlight, This amidst its legends brightest For the Maori people sparkles. And the women, the Waihini When at eve in social circle Mat they weave, or plait the basket Of the flax, the Harakeki, Or when merry laugh of children Rings around, or when the water Rippling in the gleam of silver Brings the sweet tale to remembrance, Raise the song, or chant the maiden's Farewell words in cadence, hundred Voices swelling loud the chorus. " Hail, ancestress! Hine Moa! ' Daughter of a mighty Toa! a Ha-ah-ah! ah-ha-ha! "Pensive by the place of landing! "See the slender figure standing! Ha-ah-ah! ah-ha-ha! "'Long is doubt! but love is longer I "'Strong the current I love is stronger! E-ha: o-e-ah I "'Love of old forgot were treason! "'Ripen must the new in season I m Toa a chieftain. E-ha: o-e-aht' "Fallen is the mat! already "Round her feet the waters eddy! Ha-ah-ah: ah-ha-ha! "'Fleet the boat! but love is fleeter! "'Sweet is old! but new love sweeter I E-ha: o-e-aht "'Fears farewell I and doubts for ever! "'Welcome risks that lovers sever I E-ha: o-e-aht' "Swift to knee the flood advances! "Homeward turn regretful glances! Ha-ah-ah: ah-ha-ha! "'Mother, dear, farewell! for sorrow "'Strikes thy bleeding heart to-morrow t E-ha: o-e-aht "'Friends, farewell! and home--/ leave ye t "'Breast of waters kind receive me I E-ha: o-e-ah.' "Tear drops from her eyelids swelling, "Hide in mist the mother's dwelling! Ha-ah-ha!...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537920
  • 9781236537928