Journal of a Residence in the Sandwich Islands, During the Years 1823, 1824, and 1825: Including Remarks on the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; an Account of Lord Byron's Visit in H.M.S. Blonde; and a Description of the Ceremonies Observed at the Interment of the Late King and Queen in the Island of Oahu
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Page 291 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Page 218 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Page 151 - Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
Page 222 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Page 248 - Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farther, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Page 292 - Winter comes, to rule the varied year, Sullen and sad, with all his rising train — Vapours, and clouds, and storms. Be these my theme ; These, that exalt the soul to solemn thought And heavenly musing. Welcome, kindred glooms...
Page 354 - At the same time a whole lake of fire opened in a more distant part. This could not have been less than two miles in circumference ; and its action was more horribly sublime than anything I ever imagined to exist even in the ideal visions of unearthly things.
Page 270 - Amid thy forest solitudes he climbs O'er crags that proudly tower above the deep, And knows that sense of danger which sublimes The breathless moment, — when his daring step Is on the verge of the cliff, and he can hear The low dash of the wave with startled ear, Like the death-music of his coming doom...
Page 165 - The queen had taken it up with both hands, and brought its body to her mouth : and by a single application of her teeth, the black juices and blood, with which it was filled, gushed over her face and neck, while the long sucking arms of the fish, in the convulsive paroxysm of the operation, were twisting and writhing about her head like the snaky hairs of a Medusa.