Narrative and Successful Result of a Voyage in the South Seas: Performed by Order of the Government of British India, to Ascertain the Actual Fate of La Pérouse's Expedition, Interspersed with Accounts of the Religion, Manners, Customs, and Cannibal Practices of the South Sea Islanders, Bind 2
Hurst, Chance, and Company, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1829
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Side 57 - Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you : I am the LORD.
Side 49 - Sometimes the fibres of the fau are heard to crack with the increasing tension, yet the mass is seen whole and entire, becoming more thin as it becomes more twisted, while the infusion drains from it in a regularly decreasing quantity, till at length it denies a single drop.
Side 14 - Ignorant of the place where they were, and being much in want of provisions, —seeing the country abound in all sorts of fruit, the crew landed, and proceeded to pluck some bread-fruit, but, to their unspeakable astonishment, they could no more lay hold of it than if it were a shadow; they walked through the trunks of the trees, and passed through the substance of the houses, (which were built like those of Tonga), without feeling any resistance.
Side 47 - ... pointing downwards, and the palm presenting outwards. He does this slowly, from side to side, gradually descending deeper and deeper, till his fingers meet each other at the bottom, so that nearly the whole of the fibres of the root are by these means enclosed in...
Side 54 - Two men then tightened the cord by pulling at each end, and the guiltless and unsuspecting victim was soon relieved of its painful struggles. The body was then placed upon a sort of hand-barrow, supported upon the shoulders of four men, and carried in a procession of priests, chiefs, and Matabooles clothed in mats, with wreaths of green leaves round their necks. " In this manner it was conveyed to various houses consecrated to different gods, before each of which it was placed on the ground, all...
Side 49 - ... crack with the increasing tension, yet the mass is seen whole and entire, becoming more thin as it becomes more twisted, while the infusion drains from it in a regularly decreasing quantity, till at length it denies a single drop. He now gives it to a person on his left side, and receives fresh J<xo from another in attendance on his right, and begins the operation anew, with a view to collect what before might have escaped him; and so on...
Side 4 - The term fahe-gehe means split off, separate, or distinct from, and is applied to signify a priest, or man, who has a peculiar or distinct sort of mind or -soul, differing from that of the generality of mankind, which disposes some god occasionally to inspire him.
Side 15 - Island), at which place they wanted to touch before they got to Tonga. Having remained at Hamoa two or three days, they sailed for Tonga, where they arrived with great speed : but, in the course of a few days, they all died, not as a punishment for having been at Bolotoo, but as a natural consequence ; the air of Bolotoo, as it were, infecting mortal bodies with speedy death.
Side 35 - ... them attention and kind regard ; they are therefore not subjected to hard labour, or any very menial work. Those that are nobles rank like the men according to the superiority of their relationship. If a woman, not a noble, is the wife or daughter of a mataboole, she ranks as a mataboole ; if she be a noble, she is superior in rank to him, and so are the children, male and female ; but in domestic matters she submits entirely to his arrangements. Notwithstanding this, however, she never loses...
Side 23 - You shall be black, because your minds are " bad, and shall be destitute ; you shall not be " wise in useful things, neither shall you go to " the great land of your brothers ; how can " you go with your bad canoes ? But your " brothers shall come to Tonga, and trade