Successful Missions, Or, A History of the Missions Conducted by the London Missionary Society in the Society and Georgian Islands: Together with an Account of the Unsuccessful Attempt at the Friendly Islands
William Stavely, 1830 - 174 páginas
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Página ii - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Página 140 - We were afraid that, had we gone away, some one might have come before us this morning, and have taken what books you had to spare, and then we should have been obliged to return without any ; therefore, after you left us last night, we determined not to go away till we had procured the books.
Página 140 - I had none ready that night, but that if they would come on the morrow, I would give them as many as they needed ; recommending them, in the mean time, to go and lodge With some friend in the village. Twilight in...
Página 143 - He that desires the word of God to grow where it has been planted, and to be conveyed to countries wretched as ours was before it was brought to us, will contribute freely and liberally to promote its extension : he who is unacquainted with its influence, and insensible to its claims, will not, perhaps, exert himself in this work.
Página 129 - I praise Jehovah, that he hath made known his word unto me. I should have gone to destruction if Jehovah had not interposed. Many have died, and are gone to destruction, kings and common people; they died without knowing any thing of the true God ; and now, when it came to the small remainder 'of the people, Jehovah hath been pleased to make known his word, and we are made acquainted with his good word, made acquainted with the deception of the false gods, with all that is evil and false. The true...
Página 140 - One evening, about sunset, a canoe from Tahiti, with five men, arrived on this errand. They landed on the beach, lowered their sail, and, drawing their canoes on the sand, hastened to my native dwelling. I met them at the door, and asked them their errand. Luka, or Te parau na Lvka,
Página 145 - Friends, the kings, chiefs, and all of you ; we have heard much speech today ; do not be tired : I also have a little to say. Whence come the great waters? is it not from the small streams that flow into them í If there were no little streams, there would be no great bodies of water.
Página 141 - ... the other for a sister ; for which they had brought payment. I gave these also. Each wrapped his book up in a piece of white native cloth, put it in his bosom, wished me good morning, and without, I believe, eating or drinking, or calling on any person in the settlement, hastened to the beach, launched their canoe, hoisted their matting sail, and steered rejoicing to their native island.
Página 145 - Waver, one of whom we have a very good opinion, whose heart we hope is changed, said, " We are now become a Missionary Society, and we are to give our property that the word of God may be carried to all lands ; but let us ask, Is it in our hearts ? Has it taken root there ? If not, how can we compassionate others ? We must give our property with love of heart to those who are sitting in the shades of death.