Philip Musgrave, or Memoirs of a Church of England Missionary in the North American Colonies (Classic Reprint)

Philip Musgrave, or Memoirs of a Church of England Missionary in the North American Colonies (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Philip Musgrave, or Memoirs of a Church of England Missionary in the North American Colonies IT has ever been a matter of astonishment to me, that, easy of access as the utmos't limits of this vast and all but boundless colonial empire have become, and constant and unintermitting as our intercourse now is with the mother country, so little should be known there of our social, political, or religious con dition. And yet the wonder vanishes when we. Consider that people in England cannot help judging of us by the customs and habits and feelings which prevail in their own country; so that when even the best-informed immigrant first lands upon the shores of this. Mighty continent, he finds it totally different from what he had been led to expect. The first distant view of the wild interminable forest which clothes, with so forbidding an aspect, that land of promise which he had pictured to his imagination as the very garden of Eden, wakes him at once from his long and fondly cherished fantasies to all the sad realities of life; and. When he extends his gaze over the whole face of the country, he sees that the original curse of his nature has reached it; and he reads, in characters which can neither be mistaken nor unfelt, in the sweat of thy face shalt then eat bread. So it is also with those matters which relate to our religious and ecclesiastical condition. When a poor missionary's name and appointment in a far off land are found in the alphabetical list of preferments in the Ecclesiastical Gazette, ' the impression produced upon the mind of the reader, if he should haply give it a passing thought, would be that it was a preferment in the common acceptation of the term. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243106785
  • 9780243106783