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German Colonisation.

Bismarck is supposed to have addressed to h:s countrymen this stirring exhortation:— "Go out of this you hero-brood, and colonise the world|) ;"—

Vot larks ! Gormauia, mit- her crown and sword and shining robe, Vill take her shtatcly flight across this old terrestrial globe.

And vhere she sees a shtfip of likely coast, vot no gnu ownsj Except the natife savages that yorships shtocks and shtones, She'll shwoop shtraight down upon it mit a motion calm and grand, And firmly plant our conquest-wealthy athfcandard in Me sand. Then, if the niggers ask ligf YQt the teuce it is she would, She shall answer: '? Lube Leutc, lam come here for your good.

I have brought you Gorman culture for the poddy and the mind, Die eriiabenc JCultur of efery sort and kind 5 All the pessimistic dogtrines of the Schopen? liauer school, And the blessings of a bureaiicrfttish-mili-tary rule. - I shall teach you shplendit knowledge, vot you hitherto have lacked, That religion is a fantasy, vile sausage is a fact; Ja, the mysteries of sauerkraut to yon shall be made clear, And your souls shall learn to float on foaming waves of Lager-Bier. I do not" intend to long while you mit missionary rant, But to brighten up your intellects mit Hegel and jnit Kant. Mit our army-service system I'll begift you by-and-bye, And mit all the priceless blessings of our llolio Polizci. Ach! I lofes you as a mocler, and your happiness, I shwoav, Shall forefer be the one siirpasslng object of my care. I'll civilise you? Kinder, yiid det/i edlen Gentenbrei; And mit discipline. Potztametp \or I'll know the reason why. And then die hchre Gottiw, hof ring on the ■ ether, blue, , - „ Vill summon np her gunboats and her Pickel' hauben too, Her bearded, brawny varriors, vot never knew no fear, And troops of learned bureaucrats, all buttoned up to here. Then if the shtupit natif es don't attend to vot she said, And make themselves unpleasant, they must all be shooted dead ; For trifles in the way of German culture must not shand— Iloch soil der Bismavds, Icbcn ! I drinks " Our Fatherland!"

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German Colonisation., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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German Colonisation. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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