The History of the Melanesian Mission

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Page 322 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Page 322 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them : for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee ; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Page 8 - Nothing but a special interposition of the Divine power could have produced such a confusion of tongues as we find here. In islands not larger than the Isle of Wight we find dialects so distinct, that the inhabitants of the various districts hold no communication one with another.
Page 237 - Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them ; for this is the law and the prophets.
Page 6 - Kingsmills, &c. &c. — have been riddled through and through by the whale-fishers and traders of the South Sea. That odious black slug, the beche-de-mer, has been dragged out of its hole in every coral reef, to make black broth for Chinese Mandarins, by the unconquerable daring of English traders, while I, like a worse black slug as I am, have left the world all its field of mischief to itself.
Page 13 - Eromangans, whose hostility to white men is notorious, to come oa board in Dillon's Bay, I was ready to allow that it required the perfect presence of mind and dignified bearing of Bishop Selwyn, which seemed never to fail in impressing these savages with a feeling of his superiority, to render such an act one of safety or prudence."—— (Erskine, p.
Page 6 - That odious black slug, the beche-la-mer, has been dragged out of its hole in every coral reef, to make black broth for Chinese mandarins, by the unconquerable daring of English traders, while I, like a worse black slug as I am, have left the world all its field of mischief to itself. The same daring men have robbed every one of these islands of its sandal-wood, to furnish incense for the idolatrous worship of the Chinese temples, before I have taught a single islander to offer up his sacrifice of...
Page 55 - Fearless as a man, tender as a woman, showing both the best sides of human nature,' says one of the New Zealand friends who knew him best ; ' always drawing out the good in all about him by force -of sympathy, and not only taking care that nothing should be done by others that he would not do himself, but doing himself what he did not like to ask of them, and thinking that they excelled...
Page 9 - That he would never interfere with any Christianization already undertaken by any religious body or sect whatever ; so that he would never bring before the islanders the great stumbling-block of divisions among Christians who should be as brethren.

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