Journal of Voyages and Travels by the REV. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett, Esq Volume 1

Journal of Voyages and Travels by the REV. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett, Esq Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...he asks for, whether food or raiment, and however the owner may want it himself. To refuse a request of this kind would be dsemed such a breach of hospitality as to bring upon the person the reproach of being a churl, a character held in abhorrence by these people, who, in some respects, live as if they were all of one family, and had every thing in common. It was formerly so imperative to divide their morsel one with another that when a man killed a hog, it was baked whole, and all his neighbors who chose came to partake of it; he himself having only as much as he could eat, and the entire carcass being devoured at a meal. Customs of this kind, which suited the lazy and the sensual in their heathen state, are now fast falling, as they ought, into disuse; while Christian charity, the principle of the purest benevolence, makes them ready to communicate of their good things to those that are in need, without reckless waste or unnecessary impoverishment of themselves for worthless vagabonds, of who, m, formerly, there were multitudes consuming the fruits of the soil, and the produce of industry, without cultivating the one or contributing to the other. Dec. 1. On a visit to Mrs. Bicknell, we had much conversation with her respecting the death of her husband, which took place about a year ago. She mentioned, that she had once received a letter from him on one of his preaching tours through Tahiti, before the gospel was received there, in which he complained that there were stills in operation every where, and the people were given up to drunkenness and debauchery, in consequence of the excessive use of spirituous liquors, the fatal secret of preparing which they had been taught by strangers bearing and disgracing the name of Christians. It more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663241
  • 9781236663245