The Past and Present of the Sandwich Islands: Being a Series of Lectures, to the First Congregational Church, San Francisco

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Whitton, Towne & Company, printers, 1853 - Hawaii - 189 pages

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Page 98 - Not one jot or tittle — not one iota derogatory to their character as men, as ministers of the Gospel of the strictest order, or as missionaries — could be made to appear by the united efforts of all conspired against them.
Page 102 - The president also anxiously hopes that peace, and kindness, and justice, will prevail between your people and those citizens of the United States who visit your islands ; and that the regulations of your government will be such as to enforce them upon all. Our citizens who violate your laws, or interfere with your regulations, violate at the same time their duty to their own government and country, and merit censure and punishment.
Page 32 - All their caresses are false. Their physiognomy does not express a single sentiment of truth. The object most to be suspected is he who has just received a present, or who appears to be the most earnest in rendering a thousand little services.
Page 106 - To horses, cattle, and hogs you may sell rum, but to real men you must not on these shores.
Page 36 - For days and nights together the miserable invalid has been known to call in vain, even within sight and hearing of his own relatives for a drink of water; approached only by the dogs that waited for the carcass ! Occasionally the insane were treated with respect and care, while usually they were stoned to death. Along many a beach, over many a plain, into the thicket of many a mountain stream, boys and men pursued and destroyed them as they would the wild beast of the forest ! In war they knew no...
Page 15 - Not one could claim for his own the food he cultivated, the garment he wore, or the house he reared. All that grew upon the land, all that swam in the sea, all that was made or reared by the hand of man, could be seized and appropriated by the reigning chiefs.
Page 179 - ISLANDS. savage delight. It drenched the altars and bathed the feet of monstrous gods with human blood. It gathered shameless crowds to an obscene and cruel worship. It crushed the people under its fearful tabu. But where the priest strangled human victims, the preacher now offers Christ. Where wildly rung the retelry of excess, is now spread the table of communion.
Page 179 - Daily morning prayer meetings, and weekly or semi-weekly lectures and conferences are attended in most of the churches. Most of the children of the nation, and most of the members of the churches, commit one verse of the Bible every day. Thousands ask the blessing of God on their daily food. As many obseive morning and evening family worship.
Page 175 - The experience of the writer took him entirely by surprise. He was at one time entirely alone among them, in one of the most secluded and least instructed parts of Hawaii. The most abundant opportunities for pilfering were daily occurring, but not in one instance was his confidence in them misplaced.
Page 176 - Missionaries have for many years been accustomed to go from the different Islands to General Meeting, taking their families with them, and leaving their houses unguarded. Only in three instances has house or property been disturbed. These were of...

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