Excerpt from Glimpses of Maori Land I cant say, with a well-kwn author, who recently produced some clever papers on Italy, that my companions or I went abroad with the express design of printing an account of our foreign experiences; r can I, like him, attribute the want of 'absolute opinion' and 'final wisdom on any point' in these pages to lassitude produced by the air of places visited. With us it was exactly the reverse. Our pen-and-ink sketches were simply intended as a substitute for face-to-face talks with our dear ones at home. And the breezes of the four oceans with which we made acquaintance, and the revivifying air of New Zealand, would deserve rather apology than blame for any imperfections therein. But, indeed, it stands to reason that the travelling experiences of a few weeks or months - gathered together though these may be under the most exhilarating and invigorating atmospheric conditions - must ever lack the stamp of absolute opinion and of final wisdom: they must of necessity be one-sided and incomplete. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.