The Sandwich Islands and Their People

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1866 - Hawaii - 188 pages
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Page 106 - THE Lord is my light, and my salvation; whom then shall I fear : the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid...
Page 15 - Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things ? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein : who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Page 71 - One of his sisters, in particular, seemed considerably affected. She clasped his hand, and sat for some time weeping by his side. At this we should have been surprised, had we not known it to be the usual manner among the South Sea islanders of expressing unusual joy or grief. In the present instance, it was the unrestrained expression of the feelings of nature. Indeed every one seemed at a loss how to manifest the sincere pleasure, which his unexpected arrival, after several years absence, had produced.
Page 26 - ... feet in perpendicular height, against whose walls the waves beat and surge and thunder through the caverns which they have hollowed for themselves in their ceaseless war. In some places, streams which have united their waters on their way, rush together over one of these palis, or precipices, into the ocean. Still nearer, the white foam is seen pouring in sheets over coral reefs, of which there is sometimes an outer and inner ridge. The islands are generally lofty; the small isle of Lehua, near...
Page 11 - To this disappointment we owed our having it in our power to revisit the Sandwich Islands, and to enrich our voyage with a discovery which, though the last, seemed in many respects to be the most important that had hitherto been made by Europeans, throughout the extent of the Pacific Ocean.
Page 144 - December, 1861, by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishops of London and Oxford.
Page 71 - ... fell on his neck and wept aloud for some minutes, after which they took him by the hand, and led him through a neat little garden into the house. He seated himself on a mat on the floor, while his brothers and sisters gathered round him. Some unloosed his sandals and rubbed his limbs...
Page 97 - ... kind of dart, varying in length from two to five feet, and thickest about six inches from the point, after which it tapers gradually to the other end. These darts are made with much ingenuity, of a heavy wood. They are highly polished, and thrown with great force or exactness along the level ground, previously prepared for the game. Sometimes the excellence of the play consists in the dexterity with which the pahe is thrown.

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