Christianity in India: An Historical Narrative (Google eBook)

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Smith, Elder, 1859 - Christianity - 522 pages
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Page 494 - We declare it to be our royal will and pleasure that none be in any wise favoured, none molested or disquieted, by reason of their religious faith or observances, but that all shall alike enjoy the equal and impartial protection of the law...
Page 214 - Tis in the advance of individual minds That the slow crowd should ground their expectation Eventually to follow ; as the sea Waits ages in its bed till some one wave Out of the multitudinous mass, extends The empire of the whole, some feet perhaps, Over the strip of sand which could confine Its fellows so long time : thenceforth the rest, Even to the meanest, hurry in at once, And so much is clear gained.
Page 211 - I sat in the orchard and thought with sweet comfort and peace of my God, in solitude my Company, my Friend, and Comforter.
Page 521 - With Portrait. Price 36s. cloth. " The biography is replete with interest and information, deserving to be perused by the student of Indian history, and sure to recommend itself to the general reader.
Page 415 - First, that the interference of British functionaries in the interior management of native temples, in the customs, habits and religious proceedings of their priests and attendants, in the arrangement of their ceremonies, rites and festivals, and generally in the conduct of their interior economy, shall cease.
Page 207 - But let us hope that the sea-air may revive him ; and that change of place and pursuit may do him essential service, and continue his life many years. In all other respects, he is exactly the same as he was ; he shines in all the dignity of love, and seems to carry about him such a heavenly majesty as impresses the mind beyond description. But if he talks much, though in a low voice, he sinks, and you are reminded of his being
Page 272 - Committee, that it is the duty of this country to promote the interest and happiness of the native inhabitants of the British dominions in India, and that such measures ought to be adopted, as may tend to the introduction among them of useful knowledge, and of religious and moral improvement.
Page 184 - Mr. Martyn's affair. She stated to me all the obstacles to his proposals : first, her health ; second, the indelicacy of her going out to India alone on such an errand ; third, her former engagement with another person, which had indeed been broken off, and he had actually gone up to London two years ago to be married to another woman, but, as he was unmarried, it seemed an obstacle in her mind ; fourth, the certainty that her mother would never consent to it. On these points I observed that I thought...
Page 509 - Asiatic subjects, and our connexion with them, are such as they ought to be for all time to come, seems too daring a conclusion ; and if a change, a great change be necessary, no reason can be assigned for its commencement at any future period, which will not equally, nay, more strongly recommend its commencement now. To say, that things may be left to their own course, or that our European settlements may prove a sufficient nursery of moral and religious instruction for the natives, will be, in...
Page 522 - KAYE. New and Cheap Edition, in 2 vols., small post 8vo, with Portrait, price 12s. cloth.

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