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Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Six Years in ..., Volume 2
William Mission Ellis
Affichage du livre entier - 1829
Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight ..., Volumes 1 à 2
Affichage du livre entier - 1853
Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Six Years in the South ...
Affichage du livre entier - 1829
Afareaitu appeared Areois arrived Atehuru attended bark body Borabora bread-fruit called canoe Captain Captain Cook ceremony chapel chiefs Christianity circumstances cocoa-nut colour commenced considered coral death desire district dress dwelling Eimeo employed endeavoured engaged erected exhibited favour feathers feet females fish formed formerly frequently friends fruit furnished gods gospel habits Huahine idolatry idols inches individual influence inhabitants instruction kind king labour land Leeward Leeward Islands marae Matavai ment mind Mission Missionaries mountains murder native cloth Nott occasion offered Papara party piece pigs plantain Pomare Pomare's Port Jackson prayer present priest principal procured Raiatea received reef remarkably resembling residence round rude Rurutu Sabbath sacred sailed Sandwich Islands seldom shark ship shore side singular Society Islands sometimes soon South Sea Islands South Wales spirits stone supposed Taaroa Tahaa Tahiti Tahitians tataued temple tion tree usually vessel visited voyage warriors worship
Page 115 - He, having willed to produce various beings from his own divine substance, first with a thought created the waters, and placed in them a productive seed : that seed became an egg bright as gold, blazing like the luminary with a thousand beams ; and in that egg he was born himself, in the form of Brahma, the great forefather of all spirits.
Page 44 - King, for the more effectual punishment of Murders and Manslaughters committed in places not within His Majesty's dominions.
Page 59 - Sometimes unite; the Indian nut* alone Is clothing, meat and trencher, drink and can, Boat, cable, sail, and needle, all in one.
Page 78 - Of superstition, ignorance, and hell : High on the pagan hills, where Satan sat Encamped, and o'er the subject kingdoms threw Perpetual night, to plant Immanuel's cross, The ensign of the Gospel, blazing round Immortal truth...
Page 76 - These pets are kept in large holes, two or three feet deep, partially filled with water. On the sides of these pits they generally remained, excepting when called by the person who fed them. I have been several times with the young chief, when he has sat down by the side of the hole, and, by giving a shrill sort of whistle, has brought out an enormous Eel, which has moved about the surface of the water, and eaten with confidence out of its master's hand.
Page 157 - The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
Page 44 - ... in any place at sea, or upon the land in any of His Majesty's islands, plantations, colonies, dominions, forts or factories...
Page 87 - They divided the year into two seasons, of the Matarii, or Pleiades. The first they called Matarii i nia, Pleiades above. It commenced when, in the evening, these stars appeared on or near the horizon; and the half year, during which, immediately after sunset, they were seen above the horizon, was called Matarii i nia. The other season commenced when, at sunset, the stars were invisible, and continued until at that hour they appeared again above the horizon. This season was called Matarii i raro,...
Page 40 - ... place a layer of the fruit, then stones, leaves, and fruit alternately, till the hole is nearly filled, when leaves and earth to the depth of several inches are spread over all. In rather more than half an hour, the bread-fruit is ready ; ' the outsides are, in general, nicely browned, and the inner part presents a white or yellowish cellular pulpy substance, in appearance slightly resembling the crumb of a wheaten loaf.