Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pgs. 249-250
"The haughty [Hawaiian] queen bowed her knees before the King of heaven, and confessed her sins, and in impressive language poured forth her earnest prayer... The missionaries had been slow to give her credit for any interest at heart in the concerns of Christ's kingdom, though she had apparently espoused the cause of reform. But now, her changed, subdued, and amiable conduct, in contrast to that which she exhibited on our early acquaintance with her, could not but afford us comfort, and awaken the hope that she would yet shine as a gem of peculiar lustre amid the rocks and forbidding lava of these recently barbarous and heathen isles."