History of the Sandwich Islands: with an account of the American mission established there in 1820. With a supplement, embracing the history of the wonderful displays of God's power in these islands in 1837-1839. Revised by the Committee of Publication of the American Sunday-School Union (Google eBook)

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American Sunday-School Union, 1831 - Hawaii - 231 pages
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Page 193 - Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness; covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful...
Page 172 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty...
Page 58 - The bottom was covered with lava, and the south-west and northern parts of it were one vast flood of burning matter, in a state of terrific ebullition, rolling to and fro its " fiery surge
Page 58 - ... many craters, rose either round the edge or from the surface of the burning lake. Twentytwo constantly emitted columns of grey smoke, or pyramids of brilliant flame ; and several of these at the same time vomited from their ignited mouths streams of lava, which rolled in blazing torrents down their black indented sides into the boiling mass below.
Page 57 - ... feet deep. The bottom was covered with lava, and the south-west and northern parts of it were one vast flood of burning matter, in a state of terrific ebullition, rolling to and fro its
Page 58 - The grey, and in some places apparently calcined, sides of the great crater before us ; the fissures which intersected the surface of the plain on which we were standing ; the long banks of sulphur on the opposite side of the abyss ; the vigorous action of the numerous small craters on its borders ; the dense columns of vapour and smoke, that rose at the north and south...
Page 59 - Kirauea, darting their fierce light athwart the midnight gloom, unfolded a sight terrible and sublime beyond all we had yet seen. The agitated mass of liquid lava, like a flood of melted metal, raged with tumultuous whirl. The lively...
Page 59 - ... of the abyss ; the vigorous action of the numerous small craters on its borders ; the dense columns of vapour and smoke, that rose at the north and south end of the plain ; together with the ridge of steep rocks by which it was surrounded, rising probably in some places 300 or 400 feet in perpendicular height, presented an immense volcanic panorama, the effect of which was greatly augmented by the constant roaring of the vast furnaces below.
Page 179 - I be mistaken in the causes and the nature of those varied emotions, under the circumstances in which they were beheld and in one of whom I had never heard, and whom I had never before seen ? No, I could not : and if so what is the language they speak ? They plainly say that this poor woman, grown gray in the ignorance and varied degradation of heathenism, by " the lamp let down from heaven...
Page 57 - After walking some distance over the sunken plain, which in several places sounded hollow under our feet, we at length came to the edge of the great crater, where a spectacle, sublime and even appalling, presented itself before us

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