Polynesian Researches: During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands

Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1832

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Page 3 - Saviour comes ! by ancient bards foretold ! Hear Him, ye deaf; and all ye blind, behold ! He from thick films shall purge the visual ray, And on the sightless eyeball pour the day: 'Tis he the obstructed paths of sound shall clear, And bid new music charm th' unfolding ear: The dumb shall sing, the lame his crutch forego, And leap exulting, like the bounding roe.
Page 161 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutored mind Sees GOD in clouds, or hears Him in the wind ; His soul proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Page 22 - I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Page 297 - In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation : " some presenting little more than a point or summit of a branching coralline pyramid, at a depth scarcely discernible through the transparent waters ; others spreading, like submarine gardens or shrubberies, beneath the surface ; or presenting here and there a little bank of broken coral and sand, over which the rolling wave occasionally breaks...
Page 128 - Missionaries illustrated the general principles of scripture, that in all the public stations they sustained , they were to do unto others as they would that others should do unto them...
Page 59 - These meetings were exceedingly interesting, from the simple yet unequivocal evidences often afforded of the operation of the Spirit of the Almighty upon the hearts of the people. Our little church, from time to time, received considerable accessions of such as we had reason to hope were also members of the church of the first-born, whose names are written in heaven.
Page 65 - If it is not proper you must tell me. But I do greatly desire to dwell with you in the fold of Christ.
Page 65 - This is the reason why I hope I have a new heart. The heart I have now is not like the heart I formerly had. The one I have now is very bad, it is unbelieving, and inclined to evil. But it is not like the one I formerly had. Yes; I think I have a new heart.
Page 96 - The ground on which they even accidentally trod, became sacred ; and the dwelling under which they might enter, must for ever after be vacated by its proprietors, and could be appropriated only to the use of these sacred personages. No individual was allowed to touch the body of the king or queen; and every one who should stand over them, or pass the hand over their heads, would be liable to pay for the sacrilegious act with the forfeiture of his life.
Page 207 - Pomare, visited Huahine. Her attendants, who followed in her train from Tahiti, requiring a piece of timber, she directed them to cut down a bread-fruit tree growing in the garden of a poor man on the opposite side of the bay, near which her own residence stood.

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