Journal of a Residence in the Sandwich Islands: During the Years 1823, 1824, and 1825 ...

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John P. Haven, 1828 - Hawaii
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Page 25 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Page 20 - And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word: but as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
Page 105 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Page 110 - Winter comes, to rule the varied year, Sullen and sad, with all his rising train — Vapours, and clouds, and storms. Be these my theme ; These, that exalt the soul to solemn thought And heavenly musing. Welcome, kindred glooms...
Page 52 - Being of majesty and of power, who ** founded the earth, and hung it upon nothing," — " who formed the mountains and created the winds," — " who shut up the sea, and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farther ; and here shall thy proud waves be staid.
Page 124 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Page 190 - These sounds were not fixed or confined to one 198 place, but rolled from one end of the crater to the other ; sometimes seeming to be immediately under us, when a sensible tremor of the ground on which we lay, took place ; and then again rushing to the farthest end with incalculable velocity. The whole air was filled with the tumult ; and those most soundly asleep were quickly roused by it to thorough wakefulness.
Page 199 - We arrived at Lahaina at midnight, and, as we had been delayed three days, by head winds, on a passage usually made by such vessels in one, and no time was to be lost ; in despite of the great darkness of the night, and the danger of the surf, I landed immediately. The Mission House had been removed from the place...
Page 179 - ... heavy detonations, while the irritated flames accompanying them, glared widely over the surrounding obscurity, against the sides of the ledge and upper cliffs, richly illuminating the volumes of smoke at the south end, and occasionally casting a bright reflection on the bosom of a passing cloud. The great seat of action, however, seemed to be at the southern and western end, where an exhibition of ever-varying fireworks was presented, surpassing in beauty and sublimity all that the ingenuity...
Page 74 - Amid thy forest solitudes, he climbs O'er crags that proudly tower above the deep, And knows that sense of danger which sublimes The breathless moment, when his daring step Is on the verge of the cliff, and he can hear The low dash of the wave with startled ear, Like the death-music of his coming doom...

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