The Boston At Hawaii

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CHAPTER II. THE REIGX OK LILIUOKALAXI. The frequent attempts of Kalakaua to regain autocratic authority after the adoption of the new constitution led many whites and natives to believe that he would be the last Hawaiian monarch, ...
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CHAPTER II. THE REIGX OK LILIUOKALAXI. The frequent attempts of Kalakaua to regain autocratic authority after the adoption of the new constitution led many whites and natives to believe that he would be the last Hawaiian monarch, and had it not been for the sudden surprise accompanying the tragic return of his remains, it is more than likely Liliuokalani would never have succeeded to the throne. It was a well-known fact that she had evinced on every occasion her disgust at her brother's acceptance of the new constitution, and her determination to re-establish the royal pretensions at the first opportunity was manifest. She had, on two occasions before her success n, entered into a conspiracy to supplant her brother even at the expense, if necessary, of walking over his dead body. The moment of her accession she fully intended to abrogate the constitution forced upon Kalakaua and proclaim one, instead, containing all the old prerogatives exercised by the Kamehamehas prior to the existence of a constitution. The cabinet of the late King, realizing the danger of such an act, promptly called upon the Queen in a body, and induced her to take the oath to support and maintain the existing constitution. Liliuokalani had greater courage and was more politic than her brother, but resembled him in superstition, selfish- LILIUOKALANI. Character of Liliuokalani. 21 ness, and savage ignorance, and, like him, was a hater of whites and a promoter of race prejudices. She was such a mistress of dissimulation as to convince many well-meaning people that she was a strict believer in the Christian religion, whereas she was an idolatress and worshipper of the old pagan superstitions of Hawaiian mythology. She kept around her a lot of kahunas and heathen sorcerers to counsel and assist he...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781165690725
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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CHAPTER II. THE REIGX OK LILIUOKALAXI. The frequent attempts of Kalakaua to regain autocratic authority after the adoption of the new constitution led many whites and natives to believe that he would be the last Hawaiian monarch, and had it not been for the sudden surprise accompanying the tragic return of his remains, it is more than likely Liliuokalani would never have succeeded to the throne. It was a well-known fact that she had evinced on every occasion her disgust at her brother's acceptance of the new constitution, and her determination to re-establish the royal pretensions at the first opportunity was manifest. She had, on two occasions before her success n, entered into a conspiracy to supplant her brother even at the expense, if necessary, of walking over his dead body. The moment of her accession she fully intended to abrogate the constitution forced upon Kalakaua and proclaim one, instead, containing all the old prerogatives exercised by the Kamehamehas prior to the existence of a constitution. The cabinet of the late King, realizing the danger of such an act, promptly called upon the Queen in a body, and induced her to take the oath to support and maintain the existing constitution. Liliuokalani had greater courage and was more politic than her brother, but resembled him in superstition, selfish- LILIUOKALANI. Character of Liliuokalani. 21 ness, and savage ignorance, and, like him, was a hater of whites and a promoter of race prejudices. She was such a mistress of dissimulation as to convince many well-meaning people that she was a strict believer in the Christian religion, whereas she was an idolatress and worshipper of the old pagan superstitions of Hawaiianmythology. She kept around her a lot of kahunas and heathen sorcerers to counsel and assist he...
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