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The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Vol. 2
written by "Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941"
...here does not appear to be the slightest utility attending them: the houses situated on them are unoccupied, except during the period of feasting, and they appear to belong to a public, without the whole efforts of which they could not have been raised, and with every exertion that could possibly have been made, years must have been requisite for the completion of them." Of one of these structures seen by him in the anterior of Nukahiva, Stewart observes, "The stones, bearing marks of antiquity that threw the air of an old family mansion around the whole, were regularly hewn and joined with the greatest nicety, many which I measured being from four to six feet in length, nearly as wide, and two or more deep" (Visit to the South Seas, i. 267 sq.). [57] Krusenstern, op. cit. i. 165; Langsdorff, i. 112 sq.; Fleurieu, op. cit. i. 132-134; Porter, op. cit. ii. 64; Melville, Typee, p. 199; Vincendon-Dumoulin et C. Desgraz, op. cit. p. 225; Eyriaud des Vergnes, op. cit. pp. 24 sq. [58] Mathias G——, op. cit. 101 sq. [59] Lisiansky, op. cit. p. 80. [60] Lisiansky, op. cit. pp. 79 sq.; Clavel, op. cit. p. 62. [61] Mathias G——, op. cit. pp. 47 sq.; Vincendon-Dumoulin et C. Desgraz, op. cit. p. 259. [62] Radiguet, op. cit. p. 153. [63] Vincendon-Dumoulin et C. Desgraz, op. cit. pp. 258 sq.; Clavel, op. cit. pp. 65 sq. [64] Eyriaud des Vergnes, op. cit. pp. 35 sq. Compare Radiguet, op. cit. p. 155. [65] Langsdorff, op. cit. i. 118. [66] Krusenstern, op. cit. i. 172. In this quotation I have altered the spelling tahbu into taboo. [67] Langsdorff, op. cit. i. 116. [68] Radiguet, op. cit. p. 157; Melville, Typee, p. 230; Vincendon-Dumoulin et C. Desgraz, op. cit. p. 264. [69] Clavel, op. cit. p. 68. [70] Clavel, op. cit. pp. 67 sq. [71] Vincendon-Dumoulin et C. Desgraz, op. cit. p. 258; Mathias G——, op. cit. p. 48; Radiguet, op. cit. p. 153; Clavel, op. cit. p. 6...

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