The Tourist's Guide Through the Hawaiian Islands, Descriptive of Their Scenes and Scenery (Google eBook)

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The Hawaiian Gazette Company's Press, 1895 - Hawaii - 176 pages
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Page 2 - For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun, the pulsing of its surf-beat is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud rack; I can feel the spirit of its woodland solitudes, I can hear the splash of its brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.
Page 97 - ... as to enter their precincts. This had several wide entrances, some on the side next the sea, the others facing the mountains. Hither the manslayer, the man who had broken a tabu, or failed in the observance of its rigid requirements, the thief, and even the murderer, fled from his incensed pursuers, and was secure. To whomsoever he belonged, and from whatever part he came, he was equally certain of admittance, though liable to be pursued even to the gates of the enclosure. Happily for him, those...
Page 2 - Other things leave me, but it abides; other things change, but it remains the same. For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun, the pulsing of its surfbeat is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud...
Page 97 - Hither the manslayer, the man who had broken a tabu, or failed in the observance of its rigid requirements, the thief, and even the murderer, fled from his incensed pursuers, and was secure. To whomsoever he belonged, and from whatever part he came, he was equally certain of admittance, though liable to be pursued even to the gates of the enclosure. Happily for him, those gates were perpetually open ; and as soon as the fugitive had entered, he repaired to the presence of the idol, and made a short...
Page 167 - It is my sincere desire henceforth to live in absolute privacy and retirement from all publicity or even appearance of being concerned in the public affairs of the Hawaiian Islands, further than to express, as I now do, and shall always continue to do, my most sincere hope for the welfare and prosperity of Hawaii and its people, under and subject to the Government of the Republic of Hawaii.
Page 63 - In Memory of the Great Circumnavigator Captain James Cook, RN, who discovered these islands on the 18th of January, AD 1778, and fell near this spot on the 14th of February, AD 1779.
Page 50 - ... awful side, With shout and stroke and battle-surge Is poured a shrieking human tide. Then all is still; the work is done; And thus the shadows come to me When twilight clouds, kissed by the sun, Have bronzed the shores of Waikiki.
Page 50 - Their sweetest words at Waikiki. Like truant children of the deep Escaped behind a coral wall, The lisping wavelets laugh and leap, Nor heed old ocean's stern recall. All day they frolic with the sands, Kiss pink-lipped shells in wanton glee, Make windrows with their patting hands...
Page 167 - ... laws may permit. Fourth. It is my sincere desire henceforth to live in absolute privacy and retirement from all publicity, or even appearance of being concerned in the public affairs of the Hawaiian Islands, further than to express, as I now do and shall always continue to do, my most sincere hope for the welfare and prosperity of its people, under and subject to the Government of the Republic; of Hawaii.
Page 166 - ... representatives in the Hawaiian Islands, to all of whom I respectfully request you to cause this statement and action of mine to be made known as soon as may be, as follows: namely: First In order to avoid any possibility of doubt or misunderstanding on the subject, although I do not think that any doubt or misunderstanding...

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