A Visit to the South Seas in the U. S. Ship Vincennes, During the Years 1829 and 1830: Including Scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena

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Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1833 - 440 pages

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Page 7 - And, behold, I am •with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
Page 10 - And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned...
Page 49 - He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and though poor perhaps, compared With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the valleys his, And the resplendent rivers. His to' enjoy With a propriety that none can feel But who with filial confidence inspired Can lift to heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say —
Page 109 - Art thou too fallen, Iberia! Do we see The robber and the murderer weak as we? Thou, that hast wasted earth, and dared despise Alike the wrath and mercy of the skies, Thy pomp is in the grave, thy glory laid Low in the pits thine avarice has made.
Page 240 - Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory, It spreads from pole to pole ; Till o'er our ransomed nature The Lamb for sinners slain, Redeemer, King, Creator, In bliss returns to reign.
Page 425 - That's heard there is the sea-bird's cry The mournful murmur of the surge, — The cloud's deep voice, the wind's low sigh.
Page 312 - The President also anxiously hopes that peace, and kindness, and justice, will prevail between your people and those citizens of the United States who visit your islands, and that the regulations of your Government will be such as to enforce them upon all. Our citizens who violate your laws, or interfere with your regulations, violate at the same time their duty to their own government and country, and merit censure and punishment.
Page 71 - O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.
Page 134 - Uapou, the third of the groupe, was also in sight, twenty miles south of us, and Huahuka still visible about the same distance to the east. The highest peaks of Nukuhiva we judged to be between two and three thousand feet above the level of the ocean. Its eastern end is perfectly iron bound, presenting an uninterrupted succession of barren precipices. As we approached with a gentle breeze, the only object that attracted particular attention was the headland forming the southeast point, for which...
Page 276 - When at this very place, only four years ago, the known wishes and example of chiefs of high authority, the daily persuasion of teachers, added to motives of curiosity and novelty, could scarce induce a hundred of the inhabitants to give an irregular, careless, and impatient attendance on the services of the sanctuary. But now, " Like mountain torrents pouring to the main, From every glen a living- stream came forth — From every hill in crowds they hastened down, To worship him, who deigns in humblest...

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