The Paradise of the Pacific

The Paradise of the Pacific

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... did not long outlive his powers of governing, and his death, which took place while away from the kingdom in search of health, had in it many circumstances of melancholy and pathetic interest. The story is told concisely and well in the following quotation from a resolution passed by the Privy Council, January 29th, 1891: --" After a reign longer than that of any other Sovereign of Hawaii but one, the earthly life of our beloved King Kalakaua was closed at 2.30 o'clock on Tuesday, the 20th day of January, 1891, in San Francisco, California, United States of America. " Failing health for some months past made it advisable that he should seek to regain it by a voyage to the more bracing climate of California, and inspired with this hope he left his kingdom in November last. The voyage and change of circumstances at first seemed to benefit him, but at length mortal disease appeared with increased vigour, and he sank to sleep scarce nine days ago in a foreign land. The friendly ship which the Hawaiian people were waiting for with expectant eyes, came this morning, bringing back, not their Sovereign in renewed health, but alas, his lifeless remains. The decorations of loyal affection preparing for his reception are speedily changed into those of mourning, and we meet to-day in the impulse of a common sorrow. " The reign of our departed King was memorable as an era of remarkable and increasing prosperity. In the seventeen years of his reign, now closed, this nation has made rapid strides in its material industries, education, and the arts of civilization. " But death comes alike to King and Commoner, and the seventh Sovereign of Hawaii is gone to join the roll of the illustrious dead. We humbly bow to the Will of God." When the U.S.S. Charleston sailed...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673603
  • 9781236673602