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MR MARINER in the COSTUME of the TONGA ISLANDS.

London Published Mav 8!"1816 by J. Murray. Albemarle Street.

PROPERTY

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“ The savages of America inspire less interest .... since celebrated navigators have
" made known to us the inhabitants of the islands of the South Sea .... The state of

ivilization in which those islanders are found gives a peculiar charm to the
“ description of their manners .... Such pictures, no doubt, have more attraction than
“ those which pourtray the solemn gravity of the inhabitant of the banks of the
“ Missouri or the Maranon."

Preface to Humboldt's Personal Narrative.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

STATE

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
AND SOLD BY JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

1817.

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DU 880 M33

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BART. K. B. &c. &c.

THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT

OF THE

PEOPLE OF THE TONGA ISLANDS,

WHOM HE FORMERLY VISITED,

IN COMPANY WITH THE MUCH LAMENTED CAPTAIN COOK,

IN WHICH IT IS ATTEMPTED PARTICULARLY TO SET FORTH

THEIR MANNERS, CUSTOMS, RELIGION,

AND LANGUAGE,

FROM THE ORAL DESCRIPTIONS OF AN ENGLISHMAN

LOXG RESIDENT THERE,

IS MOST WILLINGLY INSCRIBED

AS A SMALL, YET APPROPRIATE TRIBUTE

OF RESPECT,

BY

HIS VERY OBEDIENT AND

DEVOTED HUMBLE SERVANT,

JOHN MARTIN.

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