Journal of Voyages and Travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet, Esq: Deputed from the London Missionary Society, to Visit Their Various Stations in the South Sea Islands, China, India, &c. Between the Years 1821 and 1829, 3. köide

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Crocker and Brewster, 1832
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Page 168 - His eyes appeared inflamed : he bowed before the serpent, then prostrated himself, afterwards respectfully touched his head, looked fixedly upon the serpent, prostrated himself again, then touched it, and rushed out, as if in a paroxysm of delight at the thought of having worshipped this thing ! When he got out of the temple, he walked all round, within the verandah, and, having once more bowed at the door of the temple, he departed with a hurried step. We cannot conceive of any human being having...
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Page 40 - Ruler in and over the conscience ; for to this end Christ died, rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living...
Page 291 - Tis time this heart should be unmoved, Since others it hath ceased to move: Yet, though I cannot be beloved. Still let me love! My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone ; The worm, the canker, and the grief Are mine alone!
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Page 34 - ... and another company made their appearance, dressed like the former. When they were all seated, an old woman entered, and laid down at the feet of each, an instrument resembling a bow, with an arrow on the string, about two feet long, lacquered red and decorated with gold. The dancers soon afterwards rose and went through all the evolutions of the others, holding these bows in their hands, which added exceedingly to the beauty and picturesque effect of their groups and attitudes.
Page 42 - Others were playing upon small musical instruments ; while a crowd of careless fellows, having nothing to do as far as we could discern, stood by them within the sacred erection. Two large flambeaux, and some sticks of incense, were burning on the table before the high-priest. On a smaller stage, about ten yards opposite to these, in the middle of the court, a slaughtered hog, shaved and gutted, was fixed upright upon a tressel, and by it a goat. Five yards beyond this, another platform, eight feet...
Page iii - Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, Even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

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