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THE MAORI MESSENGER. TE KARERE MAORI . VOL. VI.] AUCKLAND, JUNE 50, 1859. AKARANA, HUNE 50, 1859. No. 12.] ENGLAND AND ITS PEOPLE. CHAPTER 4. THE FEUDAL SYSTEM AND RlCHARD 1. The number of years (276) which passed from the death of Alfred to the accession of Richard the 1. was not so great as the differ- ence between the characters of the two Kings. Alfred had lived for and among the people of whom he was one; and to advance their good and prosperity had been the ob- ject to which he devoted his talents and his powers. Richard ruled like a despot over a people whose language he could not speak, and used all the strenght that in him lay to make his own name groat and his own will supreme. The change in the condition of the Saxons and in the appearance of the country was not less great. Where once the lives and property of all men had been equally cared KO INGARANI ME TONA IWI. UPOKO 4. TE TAKIWA O NGA PARONO ME KINGI RIHARI TUATAHI. Ko nga tau i pahure i te matenga o Kingi Awherete tae noa ki te takiwa o Kingi Rihari tuatahi, 276. I tino rere ke te ahua o enei kingi, he tu ano to tetahi he tu ano to tetahi. He tikanga whakahaere ano to Awherete, he tikanga ke to Rihari. Engari a Kingi Awhe- rete i noho tahi ratou ko tona iwi, ko ratou ratou. a ko tana hoki i aronui ai he whaka- tupu i te pai ki a ratou, he mea hoki kia neke ai, kia rangatira ai te iwi. Whaka- putaia nuitia ana e ia tana kaha me tana mohio i runga i tenei mahi. Na, ko Rihari, he nanakia rawa tana tikanga ki te iwi, ko; to Ingarani reo hoki kahore i mohiotia e ia, na. whakaputaina ana tona kaha ki te wha- kaigoa nui i a ia, ki te whakanui i tona ake mana. Kua rere ke ano hoki te ahua o te iwi ra o te Hakihona. Imua, i nga ra o Kingi Awhe- rete, i tiakina paitia nga tangata katoa me o ratou taonga, ahakoa tangata nui ahakoa ta-