A Residence in the Sandwich Islands

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Weeks, Jordan, 1839 - 348 páginas
 

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Página 252 - 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.
Página 191 - 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.
Página 192 - And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word: but as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
Página 339 - Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Página 65 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Página 231 - In such an hour he turns, and on his view Ocean and earth and heaven burst before him. Clouds slumbering at his feet, and the clear blue Of Summer's sky, in beauty bending o'er him, — The city bright below; and far away, Sparkling in golden light, his own romantic bay.
Página 257 - 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...
Página 167 - God and the gate of heaven," to the immortal soul, hovering on the borders of eternity. Thus the highest chief of the Sandwich Islands, after having given satisfactory evidence of a renewed heart, and of sincere love to Jesus Christ, was initiated into the visible church of God : and as we hope and believe...
Página 142 - 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.
Página 315 - 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 any thing I ever imagined to exist, even in the ideal visions of unearthly things.

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