Dirge for Abner Kahekili, 1843.

KANIKAU FOR ABENERA KAHEKILI, A CHIEF OF THIS ARCHIPELAGO WHO DIED.

1 O ke ano aloha o Liawahine
O ka maka aloha o Hikuanaka
O ke kino oioio o ka lapu loku
I moe nounounea me Hikuikapua
I luna o ke opu hiwa a Kane
I loko o ke kapa auaiku a Lono oe—
He leo keia e mapu nei
E ano nei i ke kahakai
O ka maka aloha o kuu makuakane
I walea i ka ai kihamu pua niu
Uhane auaukai o Ulakua oe—
Hoakua ka lokoino oia la—la—ia—oe—e—

2 Mehameha ia ka hele a ke aloha
Ka pee’na ku nei nanowale
Hele i Kuahaehae ka hele ana
I paepae leo me Kupinai
Me na hoa hui wale i ka nahele
Halawai ae la me Anowahine
Me ka wahine i ka iukapu o mua oe—
Eia au la i ka lipo
I walea au i ke kui pua
Lililo ai maua i ka nahele
He kamaaina no ka ua waahila
Uhane peepeeua Kukalahale oe—
Oe wale mai ana no ka manao
Aole i hoike mai i ka maka he alo—ha—ia—oe—e— Continue reading

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Kahekili dies, 1843.

DEATH.

On the past 14th of March, Kahekili, an alii of Hawaii nei died here in Honolulu. He was ill for a long time, but the sickness of his body is over; he has gone far away to the place of no return. Some people will perhaps ask what was his thoughts when he was alive recently. He revealed… Continue reading