Punch,  63 (1872), 102.

Exemplary Heathen





Geography, Exploration, Race, Religion, Unbelief, Morality, Cultural Geography

    Comments on a Pall Mall Gazette report containing the 'geographical results of the Looshai Expedition'. Draws attention to the part of the report claiming that the native women do not put rings in their ears and noses or blacken their teeth. Believes native women differ greatly from 'our own' and have not yet 'experienced the benefit of missionary enterprise'. Thinks the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archibald C Tait, would regard such 'heathen' women as capable of promoting (rather than corrupting) 'good manners'.

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