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Side 76 - Mariner has no reason at all to think so. There can be little doubt but that the priest, on such occasions, often summons into action the deepest feelings of devotion of which he is susceptible, and by a voluntary act disposes his mind, as much as possible, to be powerfully affected; till at length, what began by volition proceeds by involuntary effort, and the whole mind and body become subjected to the overruling emotion.
Side 92 - This mode of communicating sentiments was an inexplicable puzzle to Finow; he took the letter again and examined it, but it afforded him no information. He considered the matter a little within himself; but his thoughts reflected no light upon the subject. At length he sent for Mr. Mariner, and desired him to write down something ; the latter asked what he would choose to have written ; he replied, put down me; he accordingly wrote
Side 74 - As soon as they are all seated the priest is considered as inspired, the god being supposed to exist within him from that moment. He...
Side 80 - ... a mind different from his own natural mind, his thoughts wandering upon strange and unusual subjects, although perfectly sensible of surrounding objects. He next asked him how he knew it was the spirit of Toogoo Ahoo ? His answer was, " There's a fool ! How can I tell you how I knew it ? I felt and knew it was so by a kind of consciousness ; my mind told me that it was Toogoo Ahoo
Side 38 - You see the effect of their incantations ; several of you are dying every day ; by and by you will be all cut off, and the king of England will take possession of your islands ; for although you have the remedy in your power, you will not make use of it.
Side 205 - I was getting on board, quitted it, and ran up the beach to cast the sternfast off, notwithstanding the master and others called to him to return, while they were hauling me out of the water. I was no sooner in the boat than the attack began by about...
Side 258 - ... off the colour of our skins. Mark how the uncultivated spectators are profuse of their applause! — But now the dance is over: let us remain here to-night, and feast and be cheerful, and to-morrow we will depart for the Mooa. How troublesome are the young men, begging for our wreaths of flowers, while they say in their flattery, ' See how charming these young girls look coming from Licoo! — how beautiful are their skins, diffusing around a fragrance like the flowery precipice of Mutaloeo':...
Side 80 - ... best he could say of it was, that he felt himself all over in a glow of heat and quite restless and uncomfortable, and did not feel his own personal identity, as it were, but seemed to have a mind different from his own natural mind, his thoughts wandering upon strange and unusual subjects, although perfectly sensible of surrounding objects. He next asked him how he knew it was the spirit of Toogoo Ahoo ? His answer was,' There's a fool! How can I tell you how I knew it ? I felt and knew it was...
Side 156 - Tonga, is the adherence to an old established custom, which binds every man in honour to join the cause of that chief on whose island he happens to be at the time the war is declared...
Side 69 - ... of Finow increased on the beach. In the mean while, the carronades were dismounted from their carriages, slung on poles, and conveyed over a shallow reef to the shore. The whole army being landed, and the guns again mounted, the latter were drawn up before the garrison, and a regular fire was commenced. Finow took his station on the reef, seated in an English chair, (from the Port au Prince) for his chiefs would not allow him to expose his person on shore. The fire of the carronades was kept...