James Hannington, First Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa. a History of His Life and Work, 1847-1885

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 268 pages
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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. HOW IT CAME TO PASS. "' And do you think that a spirit, full of lofty thoughts, and privileged to contemplate all time and all existence, can possibly attach any great importance to this life?" "' No; it is impossible.' "' Then such a person will not regard death as a formidable thing, will he?' "' Certainly not.'" PLATO: Refub. 'E/joi-)itp ri fpy, Xpiirrij, x&i T! airoSaviv, nepSos.--Phil. i. 21. We must now transfer our thoughts to the capital of U-Ganda, and inquire how matters had been going on there since Bishop Hannington's visit to the Lake in 1882. We shall in this manner be able to understand how it came to pass that the Bishop, after that the journey which he had so daringly and skilfully undertaken had been brought to a. triumphant conclusion, and when he had the best reason for believing that all danger was over, was seized and put to death by the very men whom he regarded as his friends. I very heartily wish that space permitted me to give a detailed and full account of this, the most interesting of modern Missions, and fullest of the romance of real life. Chiefly for the sake of those who have not read Mr. Mackay's journal-letters, which have been published from time to time in the C. M. Intelligencer. It is not likely that those who have followed the varying fortunes of the Mission as narrated in his graphic and thrilling letters will require me to add anything to their knowledge. Perhaps, however, they will 38. History of the Church in U-Ganda. 421 pardon me if, for the sake of the less accurately informed, I attempt to trace out, as briefly as may be, the sequence of events which led to so great a disaster, and to the loss of a noble man over whom the Church Universal has mourned. On the loth of October, 1884, about a month...

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