Letters and Sketches from the New Hebrides

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1894 - Melanesians - 382 pages
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Page 263 - They don't pursue the argument after that, as all are eager to go, and perfectly willing, they say, to accept the risk. " It was a blessing the Natives were so kind, and oh, how we experienced that ' God stayeth His rough wind in the day of His east wind' ; for except the trouble with Mungaw, we had no other serious ones to contend with, and He gave us to realize as I at least never did in the same way how entirely the work was His. It looked so mysterious, that after we had come down at such a sacrifice...
Page 182 - ... must he depend at all times ; and to him must he go for all things. If he seek pardon and peace, righteousness and holiness, a supply of his wants, strength for his warfare, comforts under his miseries, if he expect life in death, and life eternal, he must make continual use of the fulness of Jesus ; for in him dwelleth ALL the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Page 265 - Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed," these irregular and prodigious vagaries seem to bespeak a decay, and forebode, perhaps, not a very distant dissolution.
Page 375 - JOHN G. PATON, DD, Missionary to the New Hebrides. An Autobiography. Edited by his brother, the Rev. JAMES PATON, BA Seventeenth Thousand. Crown 8vo, cloth, 6s. " One of the best autobiographies we have ever read.
Page 182 - And of (or out of) His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.' Eph. iv. 7 : ' Unto every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Page 182 - God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord
Page 182 - dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,' and in whom we are 'complete
Page 334 - Caesar or no? But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Show me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
Page 80 - ... declared that he might have her that day, if the Missi thought it was right. The Missi did not object, but advised them to get married in Church ; and I determined to give Kahi a nice present, in order to tempt her young companions to follow her Christian example — not a very high motive, to be sure, but if the prospect of a good present will induce them to alter their habits in regard to marriage, I have not the slightest objection that it should be so. It's about the highest motive some of...
Page 80 - Ropu, her lover, was such a nice fellow too, a great favourite of Mr. Paton's. They seemed really attached; but Kahi's father-in-law demurred about giving her away, as he considered her still his property, having given a high price (present?) for her, when he bought her for his deceased son. One morning, however, Ropu appeared with such a number of fat pigs, that they quite took the old man's heart by storm, and he declared that he might have her that day, if the Missi thought it right.

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