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OR Maori Messenger. VOL. III.] AUCKLAND, JULY 18, 1863.—AKARANA, HURAE 18, 1863. [No. 6. " Good books are like true friends; they will never fail us; never cease to instruct—never cloy."

THE great topic of the day in all the English and Danish dominions, was the union of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales with the Princess Alexandra of Denmark, which propitious event took place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, ou the 10th of March 1863.

The national rejoicings were im- mense and prolonged, and the ornamen- tal displays upon which an enormous amount of money and labour were expended, called forth the admiration of all classes; whilst the enthusiastic greetings for the Bride and Bridegroom, were poured forth from thousands upon thousands of joyous hearts. The Maoris alone who have visited England would be able to form a conception of the vastness, and gran- deur of the demonstrations in honor oi the Queen's eldest son, the Prince " Ko nga pukapuka papai, e penei ana me nga hoa pono; te whakarere i a tatou—te mutu te ako—te whakatina."

AI ake te korero i nga whenua tawhio noa, o Ingarangi, o Rene- inaka, ko te marenatanga o te tama, a Kuini, te Piriniha o Wara, ki te Pirinihe Arikihanara o Renemaka, i te 10 o nga ra o Maehe, 1863, i roto i te whare karakia o Hana Hori, i Winiha. Ko te whakakoakoa o te iwi, nui atu, roa atu. Kihai te moni me te mahi i tirohia he mea whakahira era ki runga ki nga whakapaipai mo te Tane marena hou raua ko tana Tahu marena hou; a, nui noa atu nga maiowha, me te whakamoemiti o te iti, o te rahi;—e haere ake ana te hari i nga ngakau o te mano tuauriuri. Ko nga Maori anake kua tae atu ki Ingarangi, e mohio ki te whakahara, ki te ataahua o nga ritenga i meatia ra, hei whakahonore mo te tama matamua o te Kuini, te