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board, and then the boarding 'nettings being hauled up that none might escape, at a signal to be given the Vavaoo people were to rush on deck and dispatch them all with their clubs. To this, of course, the captain did not consent.

Finow consigned to Mr. Mariner's care a present for Mafi Habe, consisting of a bale of fine Vavaoo gnatoo and five or six strings of handsome beads, and also his ofa tai-toogo (“ love unceasing."). His wife also sent her a present of three valuable llamoa mats, with her osa taitoogo.

The ship now prepared to take her departure from Vavaoo, and Mr. Mariner to take leave of his Vavaoo friends, probably for ever : the king again embraced him in the inost affectionate manner, made him repeat his promises to return, if possible, to Tonga, and take him back to England, that he might learn to read books of history, study astronomy, and thus acquire a papalangi mind. As to the government of Vavaco, he said that might be consigned to the care of his uncle, who would make a good king, for he was a brave man, a wise man, and withal a lover of peace. At this parting, abundance of tears were shed on both sides, Finow returned to his canoe with a heavy heart, and Mr. Mariner felt all the sweet bitterness of parting from much lover! friends to visit one's native country: he bade a long adieu to the brave and wise Finow Fiji, – to the spirited and heroic Hala Api Api,-natural characters which want of opportunity render scarce, or which are not observable amid the bustle and business of civilized life. The canoe returned to the beach,--the ship got under way, and steered her course to the Hapai islands, leaving Vavaoo and all her flourishing plantations lessening in the distance.

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CHAP. XVI.

Preliminary remarks--Anecdote of the late king-Charac.

ter of the present king-Parallel between him and his father-His humanity–His understanding—Anecdote of him respecting a gun-lock-Respecting the pulseHis love of astronomical knowledge-His observations upon European acquirements-His remarks concerning the antipodes_Anecdote of him respecting the mariner's compass-His attention to the arts.-Cursory view of the character of Finow Fiji--His early warlike propensitiesHis 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 island. Generosity of Robert Brown-Anec. dote of the gunner of the Port au Prince-Three men of tłie Port au Prince received on board-Anecdote of an Hapai warrior-Excuses and apologies of the Hapai peoș ple in regard to the capture of the Port au Prince-The Favourite departs for the Fiji islands—Remarks on the conduct of one of the Englishmen left behind-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 ac, count of the natives, and of the white people 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,

IN taking leave of those with whom we bave long resided, and whose ways and habits we have got accustomed to, whose virtues have gained our esteem, and whose kindnesses have won our affections ;min leaving them and the scenes that surround them, never to return, the human heart feels a sad void, which no lapse of time, no occupations, no new friendships seem likely ever to fill up: all their good qualities rush upon the mind in new and lively colours, all their faults appear amiable weaknesses essential to their character. When we lose a friend by death, we compare it, by way of consolation, to a long absence at a long dis.' tance; but it is equally just to reverse the comparison, and to say of a separation like this that it is as death, which at one cruel stroke deprives us of many friends!

Mr. Mariner, as he looked towards Vavaoo, now fast declining in the horizon, experienced sentiments wbich he never before had felt to such a degree: his faithful memory presented a thousand little incidents in rapid succession, which he wondered he had never before sufficiently noticed: the late king, though lying in the fytoca of his ancestors, was now as much alive to him as his son, or Finow Fiji, or Hala Api Api, or any other friend that he had just part

ed with. He recollected how often, at his re. quest, he had laid down upon the same mat with him, in the evening, to talk about the king of England, and after a long conversation, when Finow supposed him to be asleep, he would lay his hand gently upon his forehead and say, “ Poor papalanyi! what a distance his country

is off! Very likely his father and mother are “ now talking about him, and comforting thems selves by saying • perhaps to-morrow a ship ss will arrive and bring our son back to us.'" The next inoment all the amiable qualifications of the present king presented themselves to his view, and as we have not yet drawn a character so well worthy to be noticed, we shall now attempt to display it in its true and native colours, trusting that it will afford a considerable share of pleasure to the generality of readers. ,

Finow, the present king of Vavaoo, about twenty-five years of age, was in stature 5 feet 10 inches; well proportioned, athletic, and graceful ; his countenance displayed a beantiful expression of openness and sincerity ; bis features, taking them altogether, were not quite so strongly marked, nor was his forehead quite so high as those of his father, nevertheless they expressed an ample store of intellect. NotwithBlanding the benevolent mildness and play of

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