Sketches of the Life of Bishop Patteson in Melanesia

Sketches of the Life of Bishop Patteson in Melanesia

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... scholars. We are all astonished to find them so apt to teach: this is the most hopeful sign of all--no mere loose talk, but catechising, explaining, and then questioning out of the boys what has beer explained." The farm on which the industrial work was chiefly carried on consisted of about seventeen acres. Not only was a saving of about 300 a-year effected by its means, but it proved invaluable as a method of training the lads in habits of industry and punctuality. Adjoining the College was a dairy of thirteen cows, which, besides supplying the whole Mission party--_ seventy-seven in number--enabled them to sell considerable quantities both of butter and milk. The sale of these items of produce in 1865 stands in the accounts as 100 16: . I1a'. and 88 19: . 412'. respectively; whilst potatoes figure for the respectable sum of 66 16: . 1d. "The dairy," Bishop Selwyn writes in 1866, "is a temple of cleanliness, and the work is done with conscientious fidelity--patiently, as you would say, if you could see the gravity with which they will hang over a skimmerful of cream till the last particle of milk has dropped through. They learn dairy work with a readiness that is surprising in people who have no quadruped on their islands larger than a rat, and to whom cocoa-nuts have been the only cows." Another writer tells us that the College butter always. commanded 31: '. per lb. more in Auckland market than any other. The farm-work was varied by printing and cooking. "The printers stick to that work as to a trade, and already (1866) make themselves of great use. Lessons, grammars, translations are always going on, the varieties of dialects and the improvements in old...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811704
  • 9781236811707