An account of the American Baptist mission to the Burman empire: letters

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Page 37 - It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Page 177 - ... that royal permission be given, that we, taking refuge in the royal power, may preach our religion in these dominions, and that those who are pleased with our preaching, and wish to listen to and be guided by it, whether foreigners or Burmans, may be exempt from government molestation, they present themselves to receive the favor of the excellent King, the Sovereign of land and sea.
Page 191 - Perhaps, on arriving in Rangoon, we shall find the disciples firm, and some others seriously inquiring. Perhaps we shall discover some appearances of a movement of the divine Spirit. Perhaps the Lord Jesus has a few chosen ones, whom he intends to call in, under the most unpropitious and forbidding circumstances. Perhaps he intends to show that it is not by might, nor by power, but by his Spirit.
Page 232 - Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
Page 80 - Mountain. Come as ye were, That our eyes may behold The model in air Of the form I will mould, Bright as the Iris When ether is spanned; — Such his desire is, [Pointing to Arnold.] Such my command!
Page 174 - Ah-rah-han, weep over thy falling fanes ; retire from the scenes of thy past greatness. But thou smilest at my feeble voice. Linger, then, thy little remaining day. A voice mightier than mine, a still small voice, will ere long sweep away every vestige of thy dominion. The churches of Jesus will soon supplant these idolatrous monuments, and the chanting of the devotees of Boodh will die away before the Christian hymn of praise.
Page 181 - Some natural tears we dropped, but wiped them soon. The world was all before us, where to choose Our place of rest, and Providence our guide.
Page 177 - The teachers, great King,' I replied. 'What, you speak Burman — the priests that I heard of last night ?' ' When did you arrive ?' ' Are you teachers of religion ? ' ' Are you like the Portuguese priests?' 'Are you married?
Page 15 - When the viceroy came in, I really trembled, for I never before beheld such a savage-looking creature. His long robe and enormous spear not a little increased my dread.
Page 174 - The pillars of the gates, and many a grotesque, decapitated relic of antiquity, checkered the motley scene. All conspired to suggest those elevated and mournful ideas which are attendant on a -view of the decaying remains of ancient grandeur; and, though not comparable to such ruins as those of Palmyra and Balbec, (as they are represented,) still deeply interesting to the antiquary, and more deeply interesting to the Christian missionary.

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