Polynesia: A History of the South Sea Islands, Including New Zealand : with Narrative of the Introduction of Christianity, &c
Thomas Nelson, 1849 - 440 sider
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Side 427 - And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Side 382 - Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 2 for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
Side 382 - Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you : I am the LORD.
Side 338 - I was now prompted, by my desire to avoid further hostilities, to get some of them on board, as the only method left of convincing them that we intended them no harm, and had it in our power to contribute to their gratification and convenience.
Side 227 - He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire...
Side 66 - He, having willed to produce various beings from his own divine substance, first with a thought created the waters, and placed in them a productive seed : that seed became an egg bright as gold, blazing like the luminary with a thousand beams ; and in that egg he was born himself, in the form of Brahma, the great forefather of all spirits.
Side 100 - for twenty-three weeks we had been treated with the utmost affection and regard, and which seemed to increase in proportion to our stay. That we were not insensible to their kindness, the events which followed more than sufficiently prove ; for to the friendly and endearing behaviour of these people, may be ascribed the motives for that •event which effected the ruin of an expedition, that there was every reason to hope would have been completed in the most fortunate manner.
Side 382 - Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.
Side 374 - When asked why he did not try to turn the minds of his people to agriculture, he said it was impossible ; ' that if you told a New Zealander to work, he fell asleep ; but if you spoke of fighting, he opened his eyes as wide as a teacup ; that the whole bent of his mind was war, and that he looked upon fighting as fun.
Side 281 - At every eruption, it made a long rumbling noise like that of thunder, or the blowing up of large mines. A heavy shower of rain, which fell at this time, seemed to increase it ; and the wind blowing from the same quarter, the air was loaded with its ashes, which fell so thick that every thing was covered with the dust. It was a kind of fine sand or stone, ground or burnt to powder, and was exceedingly troublesome to the eyes.