The Memoirs of Hon. Bernice Pauahi Bishop

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Knickerbocker Press, 1908 - 255 pages
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Page 236 - I desire my trustees to provide first and chiefly a good education in the common English branches, and also instruction in morals and in such useful knowledge as may tend to make good and industrious men and women, and I desire instruction in the higher branches to be subsidiary to the foregoing objects.
Page 92 - ... legal adviser who shaped up Hawaii's judiciary department. The retirement of Ricord and his departure from the Islands before the decade ended, opened up the opportunity for another genius to take his place — William L. Lee, a talented young lawyer, who organized the courts of justice, became chief justice, and so conducted the highest tribunal that it soon acquired universal confidence and respect and instead of being a source of weakness, became the strongest pillar of the Government.
Page 235 - ... buildings and other incidental expenses; and to devote a portion of each year's income to the support and education of orphans, and others in indigent circumstances, giving the preference to Hawaiians of pure or part aboriginal blood...
Page 33 - ... connection with those schools would exert an unhappy influence on the other scholars, while they themselves would receive less benefit than they would under other circumstances. We have also felt that it was a matter of immense importance that they should stand the highest in the scale of civilization, that they should know by their own delightful experience the happiness and the excellency of a well regulated family. Heretofore the chiefs have been unwilling to have their children excluded from...
Page 26 - The high chiefs, with their immediate attendants, were the first pupils. Each chief sent the most proficient scholars in his retinue to his different lands as teachers, with a notice to his tenants to attend school. The eagerness of the people to acquire the novel and wonderful arts of reading and writing was intense, and almost the whole population of both sexes and all ages went to school. These primitive schools at the time of their highest prosperity reached the number of 900, attended by 52,000...
Page 209 - Governor Nahaolelua, whom the King had summoned, and who was kneeling beside the bed at the King's head in front of me and next to Mrs. Bishop. The King spoke to Nahaolelua in Hawaiian, but the sound of his voice was so indistinct that I could not understand what he said. The Governor's reply I understood, and by it was assured that the King had asked him to name his successor which he declined doing, saying that they were all his aliis. After this the King addressed Mrs. Bishop and said: "I wish...
Page 236 - ... to publish the same in some newspaper published in said Honolulu; I also direct my said trustees to keep said school buildings insured in good companies, and in case of loss to expend the amounts recovered in replacing or repairing said buildings. I also direct that the teachers of said schools shall forever be persons of the Protestant religion, but I do not intend that the choice should be restricted to persons of any particular sect of Protestants.
Page 229 - Refusing a crown, she lived that which she was — crowned. Refusing to rule her people, she did what was better, she served them, and in no way so grandly as by her example.
Page 15 - Kaahumanu wished to go to her favorite retreat in the secluded valley of Manoa, and requested Dr. Judd and myself to accompany her. Here a bed of sweet scented maile and leaves of ginger was prepared, over which was spread a covering of velvet, and on this she laid herself down to die. Her strength failed daily. She was gentle as a lamb, and treated her attendants with great tenderness. She would say to her waiting-women, " Do sit down; you are very tired ; I make you weary.
Page 236 - I further direct that the number of my said trustees shall be kept at five; and that vacancies shall be filled by the choice of a majority of the Justices of the Supreme Court, the selection to be made from persons of the Protestant religion.

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