Hawaii: The Past, Present, and Future of Its Island-kingdom ; an Historical Account of the Sandwich Islands (Polynesia)

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Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862 - Hawaii - 423 pages
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Page 298 - Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the French, taking into consideration the existence in the Sandwich Islands of a government capable of providing for the regularity of its relations with foreign nations, have thought it right to engage reciprocally to consider the Sandwich Islands as an Independent State, and never to take possession, either directly or under the title of Protectorate, or under any other form, of any part of the...
Page 338 - Therefore they always earnestly longed for their accomplishment; that the day might break, and the shadows fly away by the rising of the sun of righteousness with healing in his wings.
Page 196 - They have established schools, reared up native teachers, and so pressed their work that now the proportion of inhabitants who can read and write is greater than in New England. And whereas they found these islanders a nation of half-naked savages, living in the surf and on the sand, eating raw fish, fighting among themselves, tyrannized over by feudal chiefs, and abandoned to sensuality ; they now see them decently clothed, recognizing the...
Page 298 - In witness whereof the undersigned have signed the present declaration, and have affixed thereto the Seal of their Arms. 'Done in duplicate, at London, the 23th day of November, in the year of our Lord 1843.
Page 288 - ... the time being ; the said cession being made with the reservation that it is subject to any arrangement that may have been entered into by the Representatives appointed by us to treat with the Government of her Britannic Majesty, and in the event that no agreement has been executed previous to the date hereof, subject to the decision of her Britannic Majesty's Government on conference with the said Representatives appointed by us ; or in the event of our Representatives not being accessible,...
Page 424 - It is not probable that these animals lived at the depths where these shells are found, but I rather think that they inhabit the waters near the surface ; and when they die, their shells settle to the bottom.
Page 257 - God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the earth in unity and blessedness. God hath also bestowed certain rights alike on all men and all chiefs and all people of all lands. "These are some of the rights which He has given alike to every man and every chief of correct deportment; life, limb, liberty, freedom from oppression, the earnings of his hands and the productions of his...
Page 398 - ... the contending parties, or of rendering any aid to such enterprises whatever ; and all persons so offending will be liable to the penalties imposed by the laws of nations, as well as by the laws of said States ; and they will in nowise obtain any protection from us as against any penal consequence which they may incur.
Page 247 - I demand in the name of my government, " 1st. That the Catholic worship be declared free throughout all the dominions subject to the king of the Sandwich Islands ; that the members of this religious faith shall enjoy in them all the privileges granted to Protestants.
Page 141 - Beyond the arrows, shouts, and views of men. As oftentimes an eagle, ere the sun Throws o'er the varying earth his early ray, Stands solitary — stands immovable Upon some highest cliff, and rolls his eye, Clear, constant, unobservant, unabased, In the cold light above the dews of morn.

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