The Past and Present of the Sandwich Islands: Being a Series of Lectures, to the First Congregational Church, San Francisco

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Whitton, Towne & Company, printers, 1853 - Hawaii - 189 pages
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Page 100 - Not one jot or tittle — not one iota derogatory to their character as men, as ministers of the Gospel of the strictest order, or as missionaries — could be made to appear by the united efforts of all conspired against them.
Page 104 - The president also anxiously hopes that peace, and kindness, and justice, will prevail between your people and those citizens of the United States who visit your islands ; and that the regulations of your government will be such as to enforce them upon all. ' Our citizens who violate your laws, or interfere with your regulations, violate at the same time their duty to their own government and country, and merit censure and punishment.
Page 32 - All their caresses are false. Their physiognomy does not express a single sentiment of truth. The object most to be suspected is he who has just received a present, or who appears to be the most earnest in rendering a thousand little services.
Page 108 - To horses, cattle, and hogs you may sell rum, but to real men you must not on these shores.
Page 38 - For days and nights together the miserable invalid has been known to call in vain, even within sight and hearing of his own relatives for a drink of water; approached only by the dogs that waited for the carcass ! Occasionally the insane were treated with respect and care, while usually they were stoned to death. Along many a beach, over many a plain, into the thicket of many a mountain stream, boys and men pursued and destroyed them as they would the wild beast of the forest ! In war they knew no...
Page 181 - Daily morning prayer meetings, and weekly or semi-weekly lectures and conferences are' attended in most of the churches. Most of the children of the nation, and most of the members of the churches, commit one verse of the Bible every day. Thousands ask the blessing of God on their daily food. As many observe morning and evening family worship.
Page 177 - The experience of the writer took him entirely by surprise. He was at one time entirely alone among them, in one of the most secluded and least instructed parts of Hawaii. The most abundant opportunities for pilfering were daily occurring, but not in one instance was his confidence in them misplaced.
Page 39 - In these they rereled day and night. Except in times of tabu their capacity and opportunities alone limited their excesses. In their feasts they left no remnant. In their bacchanalian revels they drank the last drop. In their licentious indulgence there were no bounds they did not pass.
Page 178 - Missionaries have for many years been accustomed to go from the different Islands to General Meeting, taking their families with them, and leaving their houses unguarded. Only in three instances has house or property been disturbed. These were of...
Page iv - Islands, and mingled freely with the people during more than four years, learning many of the facts here recorded from the lips of young and old, the writer confidently gives his testimony as correct.

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