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Page 350 - And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Page 315 - Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 2 for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
Page 280 - I was now prompted, by my desire to avoid further hostilities, to get some of them on board, as the only method left of convincing them that we intended them no harm, and had it in our power to contribute to their gratification and convenience.
Page 232 - at the wisdom of these worshippers of Jehovah, and see how superior they are to us in every respect. Their ships are like floating houses, so that they can traverse the tempest-driven ocean for months with perfect safety, whereas, if a breeze blow upon our canoes, they are in an instant upset, and we sprawling in the sea.
Page 194 - He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire...
Page 352 - Come, bright Improvement! on the car of Time, And rule the spacious world from clime to clime! Thy handmaid arts shall every wild explore, Trace every wave, and culture every shore.
Page 204 - I am convinced that the first step towards the promotion of a nation's temporal and social elevation, is to plant amongst them the tree of life, when civilization and commerce will entwine their tendrils around its trunk, and derive support from its strength. Until the people are brought under the influence of religion, they have no desire for the arts and usages of civilized life; but that invariably creates it.
Page 136 - Jehovah, thou God of our salvation, hear our prayers, pardon thou our sins, and save our souls. Our sins are great and more in number than the fishes in the sea ; and our obstinacy has been very great and without parallel. Turn thou us to thyself, and enable us to cast off every evil way ; lead us to Jesus Christ, and let our sins be cleansed in his blood. Grant us thy good Spirit to be...
Page 275 - The constant complaining against the missionaries is irksome in the extreme, and in such contrast with the conduct of the missionaries themselves, that I could not but remark their circumspection and reserve with admiration : the latter never obtruded upon my attention the grounds or causes they might have to complain ; nor did they advert to the opposition they experienced, unless expressly invited thereto by me.
Page 206 - The chief immediately took the hint, and conducted us along a lane that led to an open green, on the one side of which was a house of worship built on a mount that had been raised by the hand of man, about sixteen or eighteen feet above the common level. It had an oblong figure, and was inclosed by a wall or parapet of stone, about three feet in height.