All about Hawaii Volume 48

All about Hawaii Volume 48

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Naihe, Xamahana and Laanui, with Anna the Tahitian chief and his wife. Shortly after this event Keopuolani was taken seriously ill. Her condition becoming alarming, other chiefs and the king hastened to her. Requesting baptism, on evidence of her faith and hope, this rite was administered, the highest in the land becoming the first convert. She had expressed concern in those about her during her illness and counseled them to seek salvation, particularly her children, the king, the prince and princess. By her directions, at her death the usual wild heathen orgies attending such an event was forbidden, except wailing, and this was so universal and heart-rending as to drown the sound of the minute guns. Her burial was the first interment of a chief with Christian rites. lioapili took as his second wife Kalakua, who had greeted the missionaries on their arrival and favored their application for permission to land, one of the widows of Kamehameha, who at remarriage insisted on the ehaugo of name to Hoapiliwahine, and together they did much for the cause of edncation and moral progress among the people..Governor Keoua of Lahaina, also in sympathy with the good work, had as his chaplain blind Bartemeus, once Court buffoon, but since his 7. Stewart's Sandwich Is., p. 177. conversion, of remarkable piety, eloquence, and fervency in prayer. Hoapili-wahine took a prominent part in religious work, holding prayer meetings at which princess Xahienaena was a constant attendant, and who in turn conducted gatherings so large that, like Kalanimoku, she desired that only those who were sincere and able to read hymns should attend. One Kaamoku is named as being busy, like Mr. Eichards, daily and far into the night, dealing with anxious enquirers8. And in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690561X
  • 9781236905611