Memoirs of the Life and Labours Robert Morrison Volume 2

Memoirs of the Life and Labours Robert Morrison Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... Those who fear God, and those who do not;--those who love and serve the Saviour, and those who do not. It occurs to me that we should more frequently feel compassion, than indignation, towards those who are ignorant, and proud, and out of the way--patience, fortitude, and meekness, are excellent tempers for the despised christian. Vol. n. 2 c "Sunday Evening.--Our congregation was composed as heretofore, of strangers--some American residents--three of the Company's captains--the English country captains never come; long residence in India, does, I fear, sear the conscience in a great and awful degree. No Sabbath, no public worship, and probably no social and private prayer. There was a very solemn attention to a rather long sermon. I added a good deal on repentance; the thought having struck me that, " Be zealous and repent," means be zealous to repent--set about it immediately and earnestly. My own mind was in the subject; and I desired to preach to myself first, and next to others, with fervour, and affection, and humility--with a studied avoidance of pomposity. I have a disesteem for any efforts that are not perfectly simple. The truth, is what I rely upon, without much regard to the manner of delivering it--perhaps I carry the idea too far. "I have written a sort of public letter to-day to O--for a preacher of the Gospel in English, to come from the United States. He will send copies of it to influential people in America, to try to carry the object into effect." The Revds. Messrs. Abeel and Bridgman, and subsequently, the Rev. Edwin Stephens, chaplain to the Seamen, (whose lamented death, has left an important post unoccupied, ) were sent to China in consequence of Dr. Morrison's application to the American more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526260
  • 9781236526267