The Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual. Ed by William Illis. 1837. 1838 Volume 1

The Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual. Ed by William Illis. 1837. 1838 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...as the mediator between Mar Philoxenes, metropolitan of Malabar, and this intolerant ecclesiastic, and to this effect addressed a letter to both the parties. Wishing that I should enter upon my assigned duties in the Syrian college unpledged to either of the conflicting authorities, he now signified his desire that I should travel thitherward with himself. Anxious to have as much time as possible with the several members of the corresponding committee of the Church Missionary Society at Marlins, I thought it better to precede the good Bishop to that place, and there await his arrival. Accordingly, sailing from Calcutta December 17th, I reached Madras on the lst of January, 1826, and remained there, gaining much practical infonnation regarding the character of my future work, and enjoying much Christian converse, till the arrival of the Bishop in the month following. On the 16th of March, the Bishop; the Rev. T. Robinson, private chaplain; Captain H. Harkness, who commanded the escort; Dr. Hyne, medical attendant; and myself, -left Madras, and, after witnessing much that deeply affected and interested our hearts, reached Tanjore on Easter-eve. Here we found the venerable and pious Kolhoff, the pupil of Swartz, still prosecuting his missionary work. On Sunday following the Bishop preached an appropriate sermon; whilst, by a happy arrangement on his part, the Rev. Messrs. Robinson, Kolhoff, Barenbrook, and myself, took each a part in the service. In the evening, Dr. Camerrer, from Tranquebar, preached in Tamul. Never shall I forget the expression of delight which marked his lordship's countenance, when at the close of this service he said, " One would willingly sacrifice seven years of his life to witness this scene 1" 1 need not here...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869729
  • 9781236869722