Romance of Modern Missions

Romance of Modern Missions

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: Rangoon, where, in the course of a few months, the New Testament, in Burmese, was completed. Shortly after, Mrs. Judson, who had gone to America two years previously, on account of her health, returned to Rangoon; and in December, 1823, they both set off on their way to Ava, the queen having expressed a strong desire to see the wife of the missionary. It was a long voyage of more than a month, up the river Irrawady; but their hearts were filled with pleasant hopes for the future, while they also looked back on the past with gratitude. Alas! evil news was awaiting them; for, on their arrival, they found that Dr. Price was out of favour at court, and that suspicion rested on most of the foreigners then in the city. The face of the monarch was not towards them as formerly, and Mr. Judson was coolly treated when he visited at the palace. There was an additional trial in the burning atmosphere of the hot season, which was just commencing; and the house of the missionaries being built of boards, became heated like an oven before night. The thermometer, even in the shade, frequently rose to 108 degrees. Rumours of approaching war with the British government had, for some time, disturbed the public mind; and the emperor, with the ambitious design of invading Bengal, had collected in Arracan an army of 30,000 men, under the command of his most successful general, Maha Bandoola. In May, 1824, an army of 6000 English and native troops arrived at Rangoon, which was speedily captured. In the first emotions of terror and rage among the people, the two American missionaries resident in that town, Messrs. Wade and Hough, were nearly massacred. Twice they were taken from prison, to be beheaded--a fate which was only averted by their promising to induce more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654076X
  • 9781236540768