Polynesian researches, Volumen2

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Página 143 - Thus shall ye say unto them, the gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
Página 68 - 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...
Página 59 - Tahiti, and his contemporary, Tamehameha, the first king of the Sandwich Islands. Both rose from a comparatively humble station in society, to the supreme authority ; both owed their elevation principally to their own energies, and the aid they derived from their intercourse with foreigners; both appeared the main pillars of the idolatry of their respective countries ; and both left to their heirs the undisputed government of the islands they had conquered. Each appeared to have possessed natural...
Página 265 - And while they slumber'd from their heavy meals, In dead forgetfulness of life itself, The fish were spawning in unsounded depths, The birds were breeding in adjacent trees, The game was fattening in delicious pastures, Unplanted roots were thriving under ground, To spread the tables of their future banquets...
Página 34 - America, by the master or crew of any British ship, or vessel, or any of them, or by any person sailing in, or belonging thereto; or that shall have sailed in, or belonged to, and have quitted any British ship, or vessel, to live in any of the said islands, countries, or places, or either of them, or that shall be there living; shall and may be tried, and...
Página 299 - 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 402 - Foretastes of heaven on earth — pledges of joy Surpassing fancy's flights, and fiction's story — The preludes of a feast that cannot cloy, And the bright out-courts of immortal glory...
Página 160 - ... 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 God Jehovah, it was he that made us acquainted with these things. — It was you that taught us; but the words, the knowledge, were from Jehovah.
Página 174 - God so loved the world," &c. told him it was true, and that it was the message God had sent to them, and that whosoever believed in him, would not perish, but be happy after death. The overwhelming feelings of the wondering native were too powerful for expression or restraint. He burst into tears, and as these chased each other down his countenance...
Página 208 - When they beheld the letters black, and large, and well defined, there was one simultaneous expression of wonder and delight. The king took up the sheet, and having looked first at the paper and then at the types with attentive admiration, handed it to one of his chiefs, and expressed a wish to take another. He printed two more ; and while he was so engaged, the first sheet was shown to the crowd without, who, when they saw it, raised one general shout of astonishment and joy.

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