Honolulu: Sketches of Life: Social, Political, and Religious, in the Hawaiian Islands from 1828-1861. With a Supplementary Sketch of Events to the Present Time

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A.D.F. Randolph, 1880 - Hawaii - 258 pages
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Page 134 - 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 territory of which they are composed.
Page 178 - ... influenced by the praise and blame of his fellows. It is obvious, that the members of the same tribe would approve of conduct which appeared to them to be for the general good, and would reprobate that which appeared evil. To do good unto others— to do unto others as ye would they should do unto you— is the foundation-stone of morality.
Page 134 - The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's principal secretary of state for foreign affairs and the ambassador extraordinary of His Majesty the King of the French at the court of London, being furnished with the necessary powers, hereby declare in consequence that their said majesties take reciprocally that engagement.
Page 193 - The position of the Sandwich Islands with reference to the territory of the United States on the Pacific, the success of our persevering and benevolent citizens who have repaired to that remote quarter in Christianizing the natives and inducing them to adopt a system of government and laws suited to their capacity and wants, and the use made by our numerous whale ships of the harbors of the islands as places of resort for obtaining refreshments and repairs all combine to render their destiny peculiarly...
Page 35 - After my return I related to Pali, my native woman, some of the fearful disclosures made at the meeting. 'My mother had ten children,' said she. 'My brother, now with you, and myself, are all that escaped death at her hands. This brother was buried, too, but I loved him very much and determined to save him, if I could. I watched my mother and saw where she buried him. As soon as she went away, I ran and dug him up. He was not dead. I ran away many miles with him, and kept him hid with some friends...
Page 86 - I have taken away the image of all its glory ; Its bud has fallen and is mingled with the dust.' How beautifully did the plants flourish ! Compassion great for the tenant resident, Mourning and searching with great lamentation...
Page 194 - We desire that the islands may maintain their independence and that other nations should concur with us in this sentiment. We could in no event be indifferent to their passing under the dominion of any other power. The principal commercial states have in this a common interest, and it is to be hoped that no one of them will attempt to interpose obstacles to the entire independence of the islands.
Page 215 - I thank God that these things are now at an end, and that the poor Kanaka may now stand on the border of his little taro patch, and, holding his fee-simple title in his hand, bid defiance to the world.
Page 43 - Here I have made the acquaintance of the old queen, Kekupuohi, wife of Kalaniopuu. She was close to Captain Cook when he fell, following her royal husband, whom the English were enticing on board the ship, to be detained as a hostage until a stolen boat should be restored. She says the natives had supposed that Captain Cook was their old god Lono, returned to visit them. They paid him divine honors, which he must well have understood. Men were sent from the ship, who cut down the fences around their...
Page 215 - ... reaper Death has gathered full many a harvest. Though but a lone remnant remains, let us strive to gird it with strength to wrestle with its approaching destiny — to arm it with the healthy body and vigorous frame, the only weapons that can stay the hand of the Destroyer, Then if our efforts to send a quickening life pulse through the heart of...

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