L'Illustration, No. 0004, 25 Mars 1843

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1843
Language: French
Wordcount: 31,463 / 112 pg
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 533
Added to site: 2010.10.10
mnybks.net#: 29234
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
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parut trois fois à Taïti, et chaque fois ce furent de nouvelles fêtes, de nouveaux élans d'affection, de nouveaux témoignages de bienveillance. Les divers navigateurs qui y jetèrent l'ancre à leur tour, l'Espagnol Bonechea, Vancouver, l'Anglais Sever, du brick Lady Penrhyn, le capitaine Bligh, du sloop Bounty, le capitaine New, du Dedalus, n'eurent qu'à se louer également des procédés de ce peuple hospitalier et paisible. Aux fléaux que leur apportait la civilisation, ces sauvages ne surent répondre que par la résignation la plus touchante.»

En 1797, la société des missions de Londres envoya à Taïti le Duff, capitaine Wilson, qui y laissa quelques apôtres dévoués. Le roi du pays était alors Pomaré; il régnait au nom de son fils Otou, depuis célèbre sous le nom de Pomaré II. Ce chef

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