The Missionary Herald Volume 31

The Missionary Herald Volume 31

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...as great as that of the actual residents. The bazaar is a long, dark, dirty street, crowded with shops and stores and manifests on the part of the people a good degree of industry and attention to business. The houses upon the Campus were almost universally built upon a grand and noble scale, three or four stories high, of hewn stone--with many marble columns in various parts of them. Each one has an orange grove, of an ao.ro or two in extent, surrounding it, and the whole is enclosed in a stone wall, in gome instances, at least, thirty feet high. I think I may be very safe in saying thut the building of such houses as these once were, with their appurtenances, would have cost at least an hundred thousand dollars in any part of the United States. There certainly was, previous to the revolution, much wealth upon the island. Was there not also much of that wealth expended in sinful indulgonce, and like Nebuchadnezzar, in showing forth "my power and for the honor of my majesty?" And may we not, in the light of revelation, see in the hand of the ruthless Turk the instrument of divine indignation and justice? An awful warning to others. Oh that they did but understand the dispensations of an allwise Providence! 9. Sabbath. Scio has no Sabbath. This is too manifest from the reports of fire-arms--from the voices of frivolity and mirth heard all around--and from the gay companies of young persons, who throng the roads on expeditions of amusement and pleasure. I tried, however, to feel that it was holy time, and made the orange grove and "the house top" my place of meditation and prayer. 10. Set off at an early hour on a visit to various parts of the island. Our plan was to visit the villages and the southeastern coast of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969928
  • 9781236969927