SCENE I. A Morai (1) in Otaheite by Moon-light.
Otoo discovered making Invocations to the Genii of his Ancestors for their Assistance to fix his Son on the Throne.
R E C I T A T I V E, Otoo.
HAIL to this awful place! sacred Fiatooha (2) hail!
Where Otaheitean Chiefs in everlasting moe (3)
lie; warriors renown'd,
On Eimeo's(4) sanguine plains with hard-fought
Tho' here in death ye moulder, yet the royal
line can never fail,
Preserv'd by Towha's power divine;
And the illustrious name,
By glorious actions dear to fame,
In my belov'd Omai shall never die.
(1) A temple, or burying place.
(2) A repository for the dead.
(4) One of the Society Islands, generally at war with Otaheite.
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