Book, Willie's First English Book, Part II
George Didsbury, Government Printer
There are two title pages, one in English and one in Māori. The first reads: Willie's First English Book. Written for young Maoris who can read their own Māori tongue, and who wish to learn the English language. In three parts. Part II. He shall be brought past the wearisome bitterness of his learning. The second reads: Lily; Ko te a-nui a wi, hei ako maana te reo ingirihi. Hei pukapuka whakaako tenei ma te tamariki Māori e matau ana ki te korero i te pukapuka Māori, a e hiahia ana ano kia mohio ki te reo ingirihi. Etoru oona wahi. Ko te wahi tuarua tenei. Ma whero ma pango ka oti. Ma te kanohi miromiro.
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