Na Motu: Or, Reef-rovings in the South Seas ...

Pudney & Russell, 1854 - 456 頁

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第 389 頁 - Farewell to the beautiful flower of the Doctor's garden ! It has fallen and vanished away. The flower that budded first did blossom fair; Its splendor was seen ; its fragrance exhaled : But the burning sun came, and it withered, And that beautiful blossom has fallen ! The occupant of the garden then wondered That a single flower should have fallen. He sought it, but found it not again ; it was gone ; It had perished ; it had mingled with the dust. Alas ! what...
第 372 頁 - AS SLOW OUR SHIP. As slow our ship her foamy track Against the wind was cleaving, Her trembling pennant still look'd back To that dear isle 'twas leaving. So loath we part from all we love, From all the links that bind us ; So turn our hearts as on we rove, To those we've left behind us.
第 380 頁 - Seven miles east of Clermont Tonnere, the lead ran out to eleven hundred and forty-five fathoms (six thousand eight hundred and seventy feet) without reaching bottom. Within three-quarters of a mile of the southern point of this island, the lead at another throw, after running out for a while, brought up...
第 389 頁 - Alas! what pity for the flower plants, Which grow up well, and lo ! they are withered. All the flowers bowed their heads smelling the fragrance ; They stood around in great sorrow. Alas! alas ! O my blossom that has fallen. The chief tenant inquired of his landlord, ' What thinkest thou concerning this flower, Which thou didst plant in my border?' The Lord replied : ' I have taken away the image of all its glory; Its hut has fallen and is mingled with the dust.
第 390 頁 - Gerrit ! Thou goest at the pleasure of thy Lord, And none can forbid thy design ; go, thou, Travel on until thou art wholly gone along the silent pathway; Ascend the ladder of God's kingdom.
第 264 頁 - Instead of being moved to compassion by his affecting address, they laid him down upon the ground, placed a stone under his head, and with another beat it to pieces. In this state they carried him to their
第 325 頁 - O, the girl! Did you get her at last ?" " Yes, indeed ; and a good one she's proved to me." I turned to have a view of the woman, who, by some intuitive perception, thinking herself the subject of our conversation, was looking up with inquiring glances. Whatever she might have been, her present appearance afforded no criterion for judging. Add ten years to the existence of a young Tahitian woman, and time will leave its indelible trace upon her features. At my request her husband inquired whether...
第 264 頁 - Pomare was about to fight a battle which would confirm him in, or deprive him of his dominions. To propitiate the gods, therefore, by the most valuable offerings he could command, was with him an object of the highest concern. For this purpose, rolls of native cloth, pigs, fish, and immense quantities of other food were presented at the maraes ; but still a tabu, or sacrifice, was demanded. Pomare therefore sent two of his messengers to the house of the victim, whom he had marked for the occasion....
第 265 頁 - ... show them how much the heathen need the Gospel. One of the assassins, whose business it was to procure human sacrifices, sailed with me in my last voyage, and not only confirmed the foregoing statement, but detailed many other transactions equally tragical, in which he had been engaged. But painful as the incident is, it is a relief to know that this was the very last sacrifice ever offered to the gods of Tahiti ; for, soon after it occurred, Christianity was embraced, and the altars of the "...
第 368 頁 - ... the missionary has to contend with. We have mingled with the people in the house and by the way, in the field and the school, at their work and their play, in the meeting for religious inquiry and at the public sanctuary.