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Ij, J. JAKVI2S, Editor.
atiis:ejav, SEPTEMBER 1, 1841.
Vol. S. IVo, 10,
MOZART'S UKdU 1EM.
ny Rurvs uawej!
The tongue of the vigilant cluck tolled one,
In ;i ik'ep anu Hollow lone;
The shrouded moon looked out noon
A cold, dank region, more cheerless and
ly the lurid light that shone.
Jlozart now rose from a restless bed,
And his heart was sick with care;
Though long had he wooingly sought to wed
Sweet Sleep, 'twas in vain, tor the coy maid
Though he followed her every where.
Jle knelt to the God of his worship then,
Anu breathed a tervent prayer;
Twas halm to his soul, and he rose ajiain
With strengthened spirit, hui stuitcd when
lie marked a stranger there.
ale was tall, the stranger' w ho gazed on him,
rapped high m a sable suroitd;
His cheek was pale, and his rye was dim,
Viki the melodist tremhled in every limb,
1 lie while his heait heat loud.
I' Tfil'Fn 4 I 1 I fc . I . - 1 . . . . r- n V M J T I .
Who cannot he known to thee:
Ie grieves lor a fiiend, and would havp thee .
, requiem, hleridiug a mournful air
With the sweetest melody."
I'll furnish the rcrpjiem then," h? cried,
. ' When this moon has waned awav!".
Hie stranger bowed, yet nut, woid leplied,
ut tied IiaO tin; shade on a mountain's side,
When the sunlight hides his ray.
Iozart grew pale when the viion fled,
And his heart heat high with fur;
Ie knew 'twas a messenger sent from the
To warn him, that soon he must make his
In the dark, chill sepulchre.
Ie knew that the days of his life were told,
And his breast "rew faint within:
rTlie blood through his bosom crept slowly
Und his la i'D of life could barely Jiold
x ne name mat was nicKcnug.
K'rt he went to his task with a cheerful zeal,
While his days and nights were one;
pic spoke not, he moved not, but only to
With the holy prayer" O Ood, I feel
lis best thy will be done!"
He gazed on his loved one, who cherished
And wecpingly hung o'er him:
'This music will chime with my funeral
And my spirit shall float, at the passing bell,
On the notes of this requiem!"
The cold moon waned: on that cheerless
The stranser appeared once more;
Moart had finished his requiem lav,
put e'erTluTTast notes had died away,
His spirit had gone before.
lishing this is in accordance with the plan the Meihodis's were the soul of ihis per
wc marked out for ourselves, in the cota-1 sr;cinio;i. Tiircals ami promises being
niencemcnt of our rditoria! duties. To equally ineffectual, tho male prisoners
wit, to search out and publish all that m:iv were condemned to draw from tho sea
prove ot use or interest in irgaid to Poly- fifteen hundred stones of coral each, which
nesia generally, and these island iu par- they were required to transport to a 'great
tieular, with special reference to all fi.ets distance. During this labor, they were
that would tend to elucidate or illustrate tended ''' their gUM ib, and no o;ie was
. their, past or present history. The pcri.nl allowed to speak to them. At night they
of which this aiticle treats" is of great in- VVcro PCMt ,n tlio fort, where their irons
terest in the annals of this nation, and the , avvni.t('(' Tlie wo:jien were sepnia-
events to which it gae birth, threaten to 10,1 ,,0In ,,,cir 'msbnnds, and each of them
acquire an important influence on its des-! wa3 r.vVl'ltvd frt nnKc flUcv" m;its ' u "
tinies. Whether for nil or good, lutu.e ! f"luari UcQi u? tUX "T'1 f ,!'
experience nl.no will determine. I ' ,,,H' U' . Unc ,wm's. ,f'n-
Ililherto we have heard hut litslo frn, 1 f "a' 1'' ft"-(l , ar!n V'1 U ,,, tUn "
the I'a;:i.s the.nsehes on this s.I.ect; ' ''f . VtlTr I'1" 'l
, . . . . . , , . ' ' Aloilia (,K (l lii prison, in eoii'-rniHT.ec of
but as tins nanative is ."aMiered l.om the : ,i -.w ( i n
..... .. I iiiu in 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 u 1 1 1 Mir (.-iidui -(; i ne oiii
pens oi iiiose wuo w re active agents in
the scenes they descrihe, it may be pre
suinvd to be a correct reflect! n of their
views and opir.ions. Fn mi the (liscoulant
materials which have been yearly acci.-
muiatiag, it will be 4 he pro ince ef the tu
ptnetime since wc referred to an article on
the persecutions practised towards the
Kr.tnan Catholics " at tho Sandwich Is
lands, published in the " Annals of the
Propagation of the Faith," for .May, IU40.
We have since had the good fortune to
secure a manuscript translation of the
same by a gentleman of Boston, who writes
that it may be depended on as correct.
In many parts of it, I have deliberately
sacrificed elegance of expression to literal
accuracy, and in some cases have given
the French, in brackets, as a vou.ghcr."
The notes that are not otherwise marked,
re from the annals. Our design in pub-
ers were liloiaied, when ihcy had accom
plished their tad;:?.
,k When. i:i PSJI, the old qurcn Knn
litimaiia1) took poer'syio;i of the povern
inciit, the Methodists, 'having Income
tiifue 't owcrftd. re-kindled the t:er?( rnlion'
tare h:stou;m ot ' Hawaii, to separate the Willi liew iok'i:co. Andioinira, Hasil
truth from the mass of ruhbisii, which atjnnd his wilV; A.at! n. .Thai?, a witiow
present, like the' rough and i nci usted i.amrd Monies, and her son who was
sides of an uncut gem, di. -figure its be.au- hli td. and whom, for t! at jrasoru the
ty, or similar to the light from a beacen 1 missionaries" f lintl r:an-.rd Didymon--. wero
amid a dense fog, is hut' dimly seen. j e:t iiito pri'oi:. rj'o thei'j weri 'tuldcrl
t!.i(i) ('rer:)..i:cr,:) a wou:.:i named I!c-
coNTiraAXc n or' i r.rrnrr oxs at tix iimu, with I or husband, and nnoiiier :vo-
SAMVV;( it l- A"-t; jn.an r.arni d Vl.ile, who, ahout tho end of
" Thfi nvwa. which we havo rcrrived ,tli l-'t year, had l.-een l:;i)tiscd ly the
from this -mission," M. Faeh ld wrote r.al.ie of Kst!;( r ilelimii had a little daugh
jut liefore his (Vnth, continues to be er si.v y ars old, who had received in
afllictimr. Our chrfstinns arc persrr.uled i;aptij;n the name of Maignet, who nc
continually ; but, tiiom:h in iions. the y ( ompanitd her parents in their captivity,
appear still more attached to their faith. -We have alrcad y spoken of Uhete. For
After several years of seduction and vio-' meily reckoned an:on the chiefs of
lenee, we reckon not a single aj-ostate ; 'ho island, she enjoyed a certain credit,
and yet our enemies neglect no 'means f which she often took advantage, to put
to affect their apostacy. It is true, none ' christians on their guard against the
of our dear neophytes have been senten- searches which were made for them. She
red to capital punishment, nor to any of : was denounced, and made a partner in
those tortures so common in the history : their irons. .They all remained several
of the fust martyrs; for such is not the ! months in prison; thoy endured hunger
disposition of the Kanakas. And besides, and thirst, and had to support ihetedious
thc Protestant ministers, according; to ness of the continued solicitations of the
whoseymind every thing continues to go chiefs and the knmus, or school masters,
on in these islands, take good care not to who accused them of idolatry, and urged
permit it. They arc afraid that the shed-, thorn to follow Uingliarn's Cod. The dis
ding of blood will render them odious ; c'q les of the Methodists were in reality
and their chief care after that of persecut-' so ill instiucted, that they made a distjne-
iug, is to prevent compassion from de- lion between the God of the Catholic
daring itself in favor of their victims. priests and the God of the l'nglish. As
For this purpose, 'they endeavor to do- nothing shook the constancy of the cori-
baso, as much as possible, in the eyes' of fessois of the faith, their property was con-
the people, those who sutler for the truth, fixated, and they were condemned to the
The punishment now in use is, to oblige wdi si labors. They were .compelled to
the christians, loaded with irons, to go to o and procure stones from the ravines,
the public place and remove witli their and build very thick walls. Their task
hands the most disgusting filth. Tho was, five fathoms poises for the men,
populace, which never fails to collect to' and three for the women. ' Moreover their
witness tho humiliation of the confessors, guards, excited hy'IJinyham, ceased not
accompanies them with derisive shouts; to say to them, "You shall no more go
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and the triumph of the Methodists1 con- lo imd water to tirmK ; you shall no more
sists in healing the raileries of which the leave jour work to procure food; it is
Catholics are the Object. As for the your God's business to keep you alive,
christians, they endure these wrongs with rst a voire Dieu a vous nourrir.J Mean
joy. because, 'they say, religion is their while, tho prisoners at limes succeeded in
. 'i. ! escaniriir from the watchfulness fsurxeil-
lii,, ia-in cn,.nrl P-ithnlira ivprp nr. ancelof their persecutors, and went to Kmau was sister in law by her first mar
rested nmoiv whom was Alodia. who find Messieurs Alexis Lachelot and Fat- fage, to Ilia present Majesty, but at tha
nine ins i ienner, anu successor to Kaanu
rick Shoe', who bad not yet been driven
from the Sandwich Archipelago, and who.
comforted them, strengthened them, and
gave them aid, fleur faissaient passer drs
secours.J TCew believers seon paid with
their liberty for their faith. Of this num
ber were Philip. Helena and Pulcheria.
She being; carried before Kinau, the sie,
ter' of the young king, remained there
three days without drinking or eating,
and resisted all the solicitations of tjio
heretics On the fourth day, which wng
the Sabbath, she succeeded in escaping,
very early in the morning, and repaired to
the residence of the missionaries, where
she heard the mass of M. Patrick Short,
Then she went to hide herself elsewhere,
strom.lv suspecting that she should be
first sought for at the house of the Catho
lic priests. In fact, two subordinate
chiefs arrived while M. Alexis Dachelot
was s;ni;;g the second mass, at w hich rv
end natives were present. One of the
chiefs threw himself upon the kanakas
who I a pencil to I e fse trouvaicnt jn the
el apt I, ;n oiovo them away with Inur
jtabtv The sime day, M. Paehclot wa?
j foibidden to receive the natives into his
jhnurc; but he rejdied that he could not
! refuse to instruct those who whed to
emlrnce.Mhe faith. On the 21th of De
!refnber following, (I So I) he was taken
by force, with M. Patrick Short, and car-
: ried to California.
" The departure of the missionaries did
not cause the persecution to cease : the
prisoners were constantly in irons. Agar
tha, the wife of Bazil, having wished to
step aside for a moment to satisfy tho
wants of nature, a guard struck her with
a stall which he held in his hand, with so
much violence that the slafT broke nt tho
third blow. The pious christian suffered
in silence. When she was nsked, some
time afterwards, what were her thoughts
when she was treated so cruellv. she an.
;swercd, that she called to mind the pa
Itience of the martyrs, and that far from,
being irritated, she had not uttered a pom
j plaint, nlihou-h she felt great pain. Her
husband Pasil was oniinattd with tha
same sentiments of faith. " pefore I was
a c.hjistian," (aid l:e, "I shculd have
thought that I was doing well to kill, for
tho piirpos.-) of avenging my wife, him
whostiuck her; bill held my peace,
f jo mo suis tu, considering- that the
hist cliristains did tmt become angry
! when they were mutilated, and that they
sutTeied their bodies to be burned for Je?
sus Christ." It should be added, that pne
of tho chiefs blamed the guard, and rc?
; bilked him sharply; and from that time
'the prisoners were allowed a Jittle moro
liberty, and could escape for a few mo?
j mcnts to go in quest of food.
"Meanwhile, continual efforts wero
made, to seduce the confessors. The old
( queen Kaahumana, widow of Tamehame
i ha I. went herself in March, 1832, tQ
'persuade Esther jLJhcte to attend tting
ham's prayer.. All hcr'cntreatie$ in-
had an infant at the breast. During the
confinement of seveial months, which pre
ceded their sentence, they were often so
licited to forsake the religion of the Pope,
and embrace that of Uingham ; for it
A christian undertook to bring up Alo
1 Such is their orthography. Tr.
(ff)K'ahumanu, both by the custom of the
must not be forgotten, that Bingham and land, and the appointment of llihoriho, when
1 he departed fir Fnghuid in 182:3, had held
See the commencement of this perecu- t)(. ,ejs 0f grrument since that period,
Hon, No. 5Z, p 3b and No. GO, p. 01. j g Rr;rnti dmin inc ,ino, ity of the young
1 The Protestant missionaries conform to king Fd.
the Presbyterian rule of faith, und nut to the
t This term uniformly denotes the Romish
manu, who died in Ko
Kaahuinana never acted, in all this busi
ness, except through the influence par les
impressions! of the Methodist minister Einrr-
; ham. She herself ceufrssed it, (ell en con
venait clh -mcme J On the 3 1 st of Decern
j tier, I l'l. she Hnt for Louisa, a christian
, woman, who h;;d already Fufl'ered much for
the laith. "'JVII me ycur thenght," pnij
the queen, " J have driven awny the pope1
piiets, 1 have banished you to Mowee, I
I have put the disciples of your teachers it