Jottings from the Pacific

Religious Tract Society, 1885 - 248 pages

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Page 102 - He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Page 38 - Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. "And the work of righteousness shall be peace ; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Page 21 - And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Page 104 - O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
Page 16 - Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion ; they, they are thy lot : even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering.
Page 110 - No. 3. mouth of the Trois Pistoles River, that in which the railway cutting has been made, is about one hundred and fifty feet above the level of the sea, and is composed of clay capped with sand and gravel. At no great distance inland, there rises a second terrace one hundred and sixty feet higher than the first, or about three hundred and ten feet above the sea. In some places the front of this terrace is cut into two or more. It consists of clay capped...
Page 22 - Very likely Jehovah made you and your land ; but the good gods Maumau and Foelangi' (their ancestors who came from Samoa) 'made us and Nanomanga.' .... They worship shooting stars and rainbows ; but the principal objects of adoration are the skulls and jawbones of the dead Crowds of men ran to the beach to meet us, besmeared with ashes mixed with oil, each wearing the sacred leaflet on the left arm, with necklaces of flowers. In this costume they had been dancing and performing their wild incantations...
Page 159 - It escapes observation by adhering to the under side of the leaflet, which it closely resembles in colour. It must be a very severe gale to dislodge this insect. Unfortunately it is common not only in the Hervey group, but throughout the Pacific. An invasion of these voracious insects is almost as much dreaded by the islanders as a plague of locusts ivould be in the East. I have seen immense groves of cocoa palms destroyed in a few months by this species of Phasma.
Page 25 - God never dies. The fish which they revered were made by God for men to eat, and it was the same with their sacred birds, such as the areva or cuckoo. And as for the shootingstar, it was not a god, but merely a passing light in the night, and, like all the heavenly lights, made and controlled by God. The people were much
Page 110 - As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, So the Lord is round about his people From henceforth even for ever.

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