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AN

ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVES

OF THE

TONGA ISLANDS,

IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN.

WITH AN

ORIGINAL GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

OF THEIR LANGUAGE.

COMPILED AND ARRANGED FROM THE EXTENSIVE

COMMUNICATIONS

OF

MR WILLIAM MARINER,

SEVERAL YEARS RESIDENT IN THOSE ISLANDS.

BY JOHN MARTIN, M. D.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

THIRD EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.

EDINBURGH:
PRINTED FOR CONSTABLE AND CO.

AND
HURST, CHANCE AND CO. LONDON.

Preliminary remarks—Anecdote of the late King-

Character of the present King-Parallel between
him and his father-His humanity–His under-
standing—Anecdote of him respecting a gun-lock
-Respecting the pulse-His love of astronomical
knowledge-His observations upon European ac-
quirements-His remarks concerning the antipodes

-Anecdote of him respecting the mariner's com-
pass--His attention to the arts—Cursory view of
the character of Finow Fiji–His early warlike pro-
pensities His peaceable disposition and wisdom
Cursory character of Hala Api Api-His mischiev-
ous disposition-His generosity, wisdom, heroic bra-
very, and occasional moderation-His swiftness of
foot-Arrival of the Favourite at the Hapai Islands

-Generosity of Robert Brown-Anecdote of the
boatswain 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 Isl-
lands-Remarks on the conduct of one of the En-
glishmen left behind-An account of the intentions
of the Hapai people towards Captain Cook-Anec-

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