The deceased Gentlemanwas, weare informed, a native of Ashbourn,
Derbyshire, at which place he was born in theYear of Grace,
217, and was consequently in the 1643rd year of his
age. For some months the patriotic Old Man had been
suffering from injuries sustained in his native town, so
far back as Shrovetide in last year; he was at once removed
(byappeal) to London, where he lingered in
suspense till the law of death put its icy hand upon him, and
claimed as another trophy to magisterial interference one
who had long lived in the hearts of the people. Anonymous 'Death of the Right Honourable Game Football', as published in a
court circular. There had been recent attempts in the courts to ban
the riotous custom of 'Shrovetide football' pursued at
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and other villages.
Le colonialisme ne se satisfait pas d'enserrer le peuple dans ses mailles, de
vider le cerveau colonise de toute forme et de tout
contenu. Par une sorte de perversion de la logique, il
s'oriente vers le passe du peuple opprime , le distort, le de
figure, l'ane antit. Colonialismisnot
satisfiedmerely with holding a people in its grip and
emptying the native's brain of all form and content. Bya kind
of perverted logic, it turns to the past of the oppressed
people, and distorts, disfigures and destroys it. Frantz Omar Fanon Les Damne s de la terre ( The Wretched of the
Earth, translated by
Constance Farrington,1965), ch.4,'On National Culture'.
Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson Letter to Sir Joshua Reynolds,17 Jul. Quoted in
James Boswell The Life of
Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.2.
If you aren't native to a place you have an excellent chance of becoming
a gentleman in it. George Eric Lamming In the Castle of My Skin, ch.14.
When old settlers say 'One has to understand the country,' what they
mean is,'You have to get used to our ideas about the
native.' Theyare saying, in effect,'Learn our ideas, or
otherwise get out; we don't want you.' Doris May ne e Tayler Lessing The Grass Is Singing, ch.1.
When a white man in Africa by accident looks into the eyes of a native
and sees the human being (which it ishis chief preoccupation
to avoid), his sense of guilt, which he denies, fumes up
in resentment and he brings down the whip. Doris May ne e Tayler Lessing The Grass Is Singing, ch.8.
See how the Orient dew, Shed from the bosom
of the morn Into the blowing
roses, Yet careless of its
mansion new; For the clear
region where 'twas born Round in its self
encloses: And in its little
globes extent, Frames as it can
its native element. Andrew Marvell c.1650^1652 'On a Drop of Dew' (published1681).
My native heath is brown beneath, My native waters
blue; But crimson red
o'er both shall spread, Ere I am false to
you, Dear land! Ere I am false to
you. John pseudonym Sliabh Cuilinn O'Hagan 'Dear Land' in The Spirit of the Nation.
Theactionoftheplay takesplace onanisland intheWest Indies as not yet
self-determined by White Mariners. The form of native
government is, for the time being, an Empire. Eugene Gladstone O'Neill The Emperor Jones, scene direction.
The status of 'native' is a nervous condition introduced and maintained by
the settler among colonized people with their consent.
Jean-Paul Sartre Preface to Franz Fanon Les Damne s de la terre
(The Wretched of
theEarth,1967, translated by Constance Farrington). Tsitsi Dangarembga
uses this sentence to supply both epigraph and title of her1988
novel Nervous Conditions.
Speak out, sir, and do not Maister or Campbell memy
foot is on my
native heath, and my name is MacGregor! Sir Walter Scott Rob Roy to Francis Osbaldistone. Rob Roy, ch.34.
Native always means people who belong somewhere else, becausethey
had once belonged somewhere.That shows that the
white race does not really think they belong anywhere
because they think of everybody else as native. Gertrude Stein Everybody's Autobiography, ch.1.
These Mothers, instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood,
are forced to beg Sustenance for their helpless Infants;
who, as they grow up either turnThieves for want of Work;
or leave their dear native country, to fight for the
Pretender in Spain; or sell themselves to the Barbadoes. Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of
Ireland from being a Burden
to their Parents or Country.