Heroes of Our Indian Empire

Heroes of Our Indian Empire

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... the labours of the Rev. R. Fisher, both among the Europeans and the Indians. Here he spent Christmas. The Church, which he consecrated, was the largest he had yet seen in India, and was capable of seating some three thousand people. From Meerut he proceeded to Delhi, where he had an interview with the titular Emperor Akbar Shah, and thence to Agra. Here he met the Indian Christian, Abdul Massih, whose portrait to this day adorns the Committee Room of the Church Missionary Society, and to whose history we intend hereafter to revert. Here also he made preparations for a journey through the independent States of Rajputana, which, as he remarked, were actually represented as an unknown country in good English maps so late as 1816. We need not linger over this part of his journey, which had some special attractions for him as being through a part of the country so different from, the parts which he had hitherto visited. He had for some time been very anxious about the health of Mrs. Heber and their children, who had been very poorly, but now he heard that the former with the elder child was coming by sea to meet him at Bombay. The absence from these loved ones, and anxiety regarding their health, formed the sole drawback from what was otherwise a very pleasant, though laborious, tour. We give a few words from a letter to Mrs. Heber to show the way in which he bore this pressing trial. "I often regret," he feelingly wrote, "that I left you. Yet I trust that God will take care of you; and I know that it is He only on whose care all must depend, whether I am present or absent. It is this only, and the feeling that I have the opportunity of doing Him service where I am going, which keeps me yet in suspense about turning back to...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874552
  • 9781236874559