Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[graphic][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][ocr errors][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed]

CONDITION

OF THE

NATIVE TRIBES,

&c., &c.

CHAPTER 1.

Origin of the Bushmen.-Exaggerated reports of their physical and

moral deformities.-Evidence of their natural good qualities.Colonel Collins's report, suggesting means for their improvement. -Commencement of missionary stations at Toverberg and Hephzibah.

DEPRIVE a commercial people of their commerce, and you may drive many of them to piracy ; but commerce cannot be destroyed at once: even the conquerors of such a people, however much they may oppress them, must, to a certain extent, be dependent upon them for the supply of their wants ; and, if the trade which remains does not furnish sources of wealth, it will still continue to minister the means of subsistence, Under despotism and oppression, the agriculturist loses his stimulus to industry, and the fields that were once crowned with luxuriant crops are seen returning to a state of nature ; but an agricultural people, living on a fertile soil, if, by the oppression and tyranny of their rulers, they are deprived of the comforts of life, will still find from their soil a scanty means of subsistence. With a pastoral people the case is different. Deprive

Vol, II.

B

« AnteriorContinuar »