Polynesian Researches: During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands. From the Latest London Edition, Volumen2

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J. & J. Harper, 1833 - 6 páginas
 

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Página 121 - The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
Página 175 - Eimes, or from some other island, lying along the beach ; in each of which five or six persons had arrived, whose only errand was to procure copies of the Scriptures. For these many waited five or six weeks, while they were printing. Sometimes I have seen a canoe arrive, with six or ten persons, for books; who, when they have landed, have brought a large bundle of letters, perhaps thirty or forty, written on plantain leaves, and rolled up like a scroll. These letters had been written by individuals...
Página 233 - With scarce inferior lustre gleam'd the sea, Whose waves were spangled with phosphoric fire, As though the lightnings there had spent their shafts, And left the fragments glittering on the field.
Página 176 - ... retired to rest, supposing they had gone to sleep at the house of some friend ; but, on looking out of my window about daybreak, I saw these five men lying along on the ground on the outside of my house, their only bed being some platted cocoa-nut leaves, and their only covering the large native cloth they usually wear over their shoulders. I hastened out, and asked them, if they had been there all night : they said they had ; I then inquired why they did not, as I had directed them, go and lodge...
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