By William N. Armstrong
William Armstrong observed the King as a member of His Majesty's govt and Royal Commissioner for Immigration. His account of this striking circumnavigation, the 1st ever for a monarch, is advised with humor and perception, even if no longer constantly with sympathy for the King's aspirations or ideals.
The publication is a gem of Hawaiian literature. It presents us with insights into the character of King Kalakaua, and into the brain of Mr. Armstrong. we're given attention-grabbing glimpses of the courts of either japanese and Western international locations, together with the japanese Royal court docket and that of Queen Victoria of England.
Mr. Armstrong occasionally perspectives his royal grasp with a jaundiced eye, yet, to the reader, King Kalakaua emerges unscathed. music author, bon vivant, capable flesh presser, student, gentleman, and humanist, Kalakaua was once dedicated to his Hawaiian topics and the to him. Nicknamed the Merry Monarch, he has, with the passing of time, emerged as a hugely major character who has been extra correctly named the significant Monarch.
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