Personal Narrative, in Letters: Principally from Turkey, in the Years 1830-3

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Holyoake, 1856 - Turkey - 117 pages
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Page 122 - NEWMAN. — PHASES OF FAITH : or, Passages from the History of my Creed. New Edition ; with Reply to Professor Henry Rogers, Author of the "Eclipse of Faith.
Page 100 - He formed schools not on the ground of "attending to the rising generation," but to aid him in the language . . . give him opportunities of " trying his wings (as he calls it) against Christian errors, and exciting the attention of Moslems. Indeed, several (chiefly Persians) have come privately and begged New Testaments to send to their friends in Persia. At present I conceive he has nearly the whole Christian...
Page 12 - Edward,' said she to her son, ' I expected they would persecute and murdher us, but I never thought to ride across a mule ! ' . . . Three times did her mule come down with her, poor lady, and all three in dangerous places. " None of the rest suffered so many falls, nor, I think, any of the laden beasts. Her son was in terrible distress at every fall, for he was carrying his infant in his arms . . . and he could not put...
Page 32 - I should tell you: neither Moslems nor Franks think of us as Christians, but as English : they mean no incivility by this, but it is very vexatious. It would seem that no amount of Christian virtue in Englishmen will here bring credit to Christianity: it will be ascribed to English political institutions. Not knowing the Bible, nor the power of inward religion, they really think our religion can only grow on an English soil: and this is provokingly plausible, because something of England of course...
Page 98 - ... Groves's methods of learning Arabic, any more than he seems to do of his " monthly visits " to the Arabs. He says that a friend of theirs, who had recently joined them, had studied Arabic and Persian twenty-eight years, and is an accomplished Orientalist, yet he " ridicules English notions of learning." Our religion, poetry, philosophy, science, are so opposed to everything here "that, he says, nothing but long time in the country can make an Englishman intelligible on religious subjects.
Page 75 - He ia certainly a great man to the Franks and Nazarenes: they went out in procession to escort him into the town. The daughter of the Spanish Consul, a young married lady on a visit to her father, is among the Franks •who ride. The legate, who, considering his age and station, is really civil to us heretics, complained to me of the Aleppines, who are so stupid (*z betes) that they are scandalised if he rides in company with this young lady.
Page 38 - I see only two ways in which the peoples of this country can be converted. The one is, by an extraordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit, for which I hope, and pray, and in which I sometimes believe. The other is, by the formation of a new armed party, powerful enough to enforce terms...
Page 19 - Wherever we have been, people ask so inquisitively what are our aims, that we are paraded with a vexatious ostentation, as young people going to convert the world; 'young people in love with Christ,' has been another sarcastic, yet more pleasing appellation.
Page 14 - I myself distrust the literary men, as too fond of the old bookish language. I wish, if I can, to learn from the people themselves, as children do.
Page 98 - Taylor's indoor dress is like that of an English cricketer — loose white pantaloons, white waistcoat, open neck, and little jacket (like a footman's) of the same material as the waistcoat.

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