History of the English Baptist Missionary Society; From A. D. 1792 to a Volume 1842
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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... 19. Sabbath. This morning, the villagers, to the number of sixty, besides children, assembled to hear our message, when Maisa, Nyansookh, and myself addressed them. They were in general, I think, more attentive than those of any village we have yet visited. They seemed well disposed, and desirous to be as kind to us as they could possibly be. They evinced more curiosity than the people of any other place, with the exception of Kommo Joneean, gathering around us, and considering us with great attention. Many of them could speak a little Hindoostanee, and one of them could imperfectly read Hinduwee, having been educated in the school at Bhaugulpore. We gave him a gospel, with which he seemed greatly pleased, began immediately to read, and did not fail to seek our aid for farther instruction. I have no doubt he will, in a very few days, read well. He belongs to a small village, about halfa mile distant, bearing the same name as this. Desirous of accompanying us, for a similar object with Doolee, and of even going with us to Monghyr, he went home to consult with his wife on the subject; but returned the next morning, saying his 'Mem' would not agree. We were, as the reader will readily conceive, not a little surprised at the sound of such a word among the mountains. " About two, P. M., we ascended the second range of hills, accompanied by the man who could read, as a guide; and visited a small village on the top, called Komobetah. About thirty people, besides children, assembled. They were tolerably attentive while Maisa preached Christ to them, and prayed. Both Nyansookh and myself, also, endeavored to impress them with a sense of the value of eternal things. This hill was the highest and steepest of any we had yet...
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