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the gods-Strangulation of a child in the way of sacrifice

-Finow's death-Political state of the Tonga islands,

occasioned by this event-Grief of Finow's daughter-

Mr. Mariner rebuked by the prince for his grief at Fi-

now's death-Suspicious conduct of Voona-Consultation

of the god Toobo Toty-Report of what had been Fi-

now's intentions previous to his death-The prince con-

sults with his uncle on matters of political government

relative to his succession.

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Chap. XIII. --Ceremony of Finow's burial-Grief of his

widows-Self inflictions of the mourners—Funeral pro-

cession to Felletoa --The policy of the prince-Descrip-

tion of the grave, and ceremony of interment-Ceremo-

nies after burial-Respect paid by persons passing the

grave-The prince's intimation to Voona that he should

exile himself—The prince receives authority as How at a

cava party–His noble speech on this occasion-Farther

exhortations to his chiefs and matabooles respecting the

cultivation of the country-Half mourning commences-

The ceremony of the twentieth day after burial-Descrip-

tion of the dance called Méë too Buggi-Heroic behaviour

of two boys at the grave-The late How's fishermen ex-

hibit proofs of their affection for the deceased—Moral

and political character of the late How-His personal

character-A brief comparison between the characters of

the late and present How.

392

CHAP. XIV.-The large fortress of Felletoa rebuilt-The

late king appears to Foonagi (a female chief) in a dream

-The charm of Tattao—Tongamana arrives from the

Hapai islands respecting the Inachi ---Certain political

views arising from this circumstance-Permission granted

to Toobo Toa to come to Vavaoo to perform the usual

ceremonies at Finow's grave—His conduct on this occa-

England-Mr. Mariner sends on shore for the journal of
the Port au Prince, and procures the escape of one of his
countrymen-He takes a final leave of the king—The
ship sails for the Hapai islands-Five more Englishmen
taken on board—The ship sails for the Fiji islands—Her
departure for China.

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Chap. XVI.-Preliminary remarks—Anecdote of the late

king-Character of the present king-Parallel between
him and his father-His humanity-His understanding
-Anecdote of him respecting a gun-lock-Respecting
the pulse-His love of astronomical knowledge-His ob-
servations upon European acquirements-His remarks
concerning the antipodes-Anecdote of him respecting
the mariner's compass—His attention to the arts-Cur-
sory view of the character of Finow Fiji–His early war-
like propensities-- His peaceable disposition and wisdom
---Cursory character of Hala Api Api—His mischievous
disposition-His generosity, wisdom, heroic bravery, and
occasional moderation–His swiftness of foot-Arrival of
the Favourite at the Hapai islands - Generosity of Robert
Brown-Anecdote of the gunner of the Port au Prince-
Three men of the Port au Prince received on board
Anecdote of an Hapai warrior-Excuses and apologies of
the Hapai people in regard to the capture of the Port au
Prince--The Favourite departs for the Fiji islands-Re-
marks on the conduct of one of the Englishmen left be-
hind-An account of the intentions of the Hapai people
towards Captain Cook-Anecdote respecting the death of
this great man-Arrival of the Favourite at the island of
Pau-Some account of the natives, and of the white peo-
ple there-Departure of the ship from the Fiji islands,

and her arrival in Macao roads-Mr. Mariner's reception

by Captain Ross and by Captain Welbank-His arrival in

England-Concluding observations.

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Chap. XVII.-Preliminary observations--Rank in society

-Tooitonga-Veachi - Inspired priests -- The king-

Nobles-Order of succession to rank-Matabooles

Mooas-Tooas--Professional classes of society, hereditary

and otherwise-Table of the order of professions—Suc-

cession to property-Old age-Female sex-Wives of

chiefs—Adopted mothers—Concubines of chiefs--Arts

practised by wonen-Children.

79

Chap. XVIII.-Enumeration of the principal notions on

which the religion of Tonga is founded - Traditionary ac-

count of the island of Bolotoo-Division of the gods into

six classes—Names and attributes of the principal original

gods--Souls of Chiefs—Souls of Matabooles-Other Ho-

tooas or inhabitants of Bolotoo-Hotooa Pow, or mis-

chievous gods—The god that supports the earth-Ob-

servations upon death-Origin of the habitable earth, or

rather of the islands of Tonga-Popular tradition respect-

ing the original inhabitants of Tonga-Remarks-An-

other tradition respecting the same subject-Fiji story

respecting an island of immortal women-Popular ac-

count of the origin of turtles-General notion of the

earth, sky, and heavenly bodies--Notions respecting the

human soul and animal life-Ideas concerning the liver

- The soul's immortality-Notions of the Fiji people in

regard to the soul.

103

Chap. XIX.--Farther particulars respecting the divine chiefs

Tooitonga and Veachi : respecting the priests—General

remarks on the moral notions and habits of the people-

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