Reminiscences (Google eBook)

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1884 - Voyages and travels - 67 pages
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Page 69 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 67 - ... been sustained by you ever since I was born; from my mother's womb you have been my strength; * my praise shall be always of you.
Page 67 - ... the infirmities of age, may Thy comforts delight my soul, and, finishing my course with joy, let my last days be my best days. I rest on Thee. Cast me not off in my old age ; forsake me not when my strength fails, but be Thou the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. " Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. While I live I will praise Thee, and sing praises to Thy name while I have my being ; and, looking forward with joyful hope to eternal life, which is Thy gift,...
Page 66 - Thy ways, that my feet may lay hold 0:1 eternal life. O Father, amid the infirmities of age, may Thy comforts delight my soul, and, finishing my course with joy, let my last days be my best days. I rest on Thee. Cast me not off in my old age ; forsake me not when my strength fails, but be Thou the strength of my heart, and my portion...
Page 58 - I can look back and realize that the desires and ambitions of my youth have been fully gratified; for it has certainly been my good fortune to visit almost every part of the globe. My life at the Sandwich Islands during a period of nearly twenty-six years was a very pleasant one, and I shall always remember with gratitude the kindness I received from the many friends in Honolulu, and especially from his majesty King Kamehameha III., who, from his boyhood to his death, was always my firm friend.
Page 38 - Okhotsk at five o'clock in the morning, a whale broke water close under our keel, and scraped his back against the keel of the vessel, shaking her as if she were going over a ridge of rocks. The whale came up under the bows and went off. The mate went forward with his pistol to shoot, but I forbade the shooting, for one blow of his flukes would have sunk us in a moment. On July 8, 1833, lat. 49 20
Page 65 - ... crowned its successive periods with Thy mercy. Even my sorrows and trials have showed a Father's discipline for my good. Thou hast supplied my wants of body and soul, shielded me from dangers, sustained me in distress, and carried me thus far, a wonder to many. How much do I owe Thee for...
Page 34 - He ordered me to my state-room, and as I was going down the cabin stairs he attempted to kick me on the head. I then said to him, " I never will sail with you again," and in the afternoon I went on shore to see Mr. Perkins, our supercargo. I told him I would never sail with such a man again, that he had never treated either the second officer or me with civility during the whole voyage. Mr. Perkins said he did not blame me for leaving him, and only ..j wished he could get rid of the captain, as he...
Page 47 - Griffin " broke from her anchors, she laid over on her broad-side and drifted up against the rocks, with the several masts breaking as they struck. Capt. Little was the last one to leave the brig, and, while he was endeavoring to get on to the rocks, he was thrown off from the bowsprit, and, striking on his head, was drowned.
Page 30 - Meek as his first officer, and it was with much regret that I told him I was anxious to make a visit home to see my dear mother once more, as she was getting old and feeble, but if my life was spared, I hoped to return again to Honolulu.

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