The Memoirs of Bernice Pauabi Bishop

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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 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 - ... to devote a portion of each year's income to the support and education of orphans, and others in indigent circumstances...
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 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.
Page 29 - In no one respect have the Government shown more laudable zeal than in educating the young chiefs, who, by birth, are destined to fill important posts.

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