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and evening, were pointment were obliged to return homes numerously and respectably attended; a distance of forty miles, without havthe Commandant and his lady, with ing accomplished their object. I gave others, making part of the congre- them my address, and they engaged to gation : there were pot less than fifty come and see me on my return to or sixty young people of both sexes Madras. I spoke pointedly to them present; and I could not but regret about being baptized and making an that so little of our attention can be open profession of what they believed given to them. Very few natives came to be the truth ; one of them readily to the Tamul service in the afternoon. answered, that the Apostle had said
27th.-1 conversed with several per- that Christ had not sent him to baptize sons, examined an English school and but to preach the Gospel; that they were our Tamul school, and distributed not ready to make ihe sacrifices that several books and tracts in both step would require; and inquired whelanguages.
ther it was not possible to be saved 28th.- reached Conjeveram at without baptism: I gave them my views seven o'clock, A. M. After taking a on the subject, and, after prayiog with little milk I sat down to read, but was them, dismissed them. soon interrupted by two men : thinking On the road in the evening I was that, like most others, they came to me met by a man who reminded me that I merely from idle curiosity, I said but had given him a tract twelve months few words to them, told them that I ago, and now requested another, was engaged in reading, and that if The intense heat of the weather inthey wished to be employed in a' duced me to change my intention of similar way I would supply them with travelling slowly through the country, a book, and at the same time put and to make all possible haste to the into their hands a Tamul and a Teloo- end of my journey. goo tract. They looked at each other Chittoor.-I arrived here on Thursday, with countenances that seemed to say, March 2d, and remained until WednesThis is not what we wished; and one of day, 15th; and during my stay preached them said they came to have some to the natives once or twice every day, particular conversation with me, but if and delivered several sermons in English I dismissed them thus, they should be also. Twice I preached in Tamul out disappointed. I desired them to be of doors, to a congregation of upwards seated, and asked what they had to say, of a thousand men, chiefly prisoners in when, to my great pleasure and surprise, the gaol. The Christian congregation one of them took out of his cloth a in the church was large and serious ; copy of the Tamul translation of most of the women bäving been eduMrs. Sherwood's Indian Pilgrim : they cated in the school here, can read their said it was borrowed, that they had own language with ease and fluency. read the whole of it by lamplight The Catechists, who appear to be faithwithin the last two months, being ful men, brought to me upwards of obliged to attend to their occu- twenty persons to be baptized, and I pation of weaving the wbole day; had three couples to marry., The Lonthat there were many things difficult to don Missionary Society consider this be understood, and which they wished' Station as belonging to them ; it is, me to explain to them. The conversa- much to be regretted that they have tion which ensued was one of the most no Missionary residing here. interesting I ever had with natives; 16th.—I arrived at Vellore, and the for candour and humility they surpassed following day visited the school beany Heathen I ever saw. It is eight longing to the Society for Promoting years since they first heard of Christi- Christian Kuowledge. In the evening anity; they have received and read I preached twice, an English sermon many tracts from the different Mis- to the pensioners and others, and in sionaries who have visited this populous Tamul to the natives. strong hold of heathenism, and having Sunday, 19th.-Public notice having had access to a New Testament be- been given previously, at seven in the Jonging to one of the Schools here, ' morning I had a large and attentive bave read it through. They once visited'' congregation of natives. At ten o'clock Madras, for the purpose of seeing a the English congregation was numeMissionary, but not knowing under rous ; the Commandant, with many of what name to inquire for him, except "the officers and ladies of the cantonas Master of all the Charity Schools, ment, formed part of it, and I felt they only got laughed at in that exten- liberty and pleasure in exhorting them sive town and neighbourhood, and, to w seek first the kingdom of God."
23d.—I arrived in Madras after 'an 24th. Good Friday-In Royapettah absence of thirty days; and here record chapel, at 10 o'clock, there was a my joy and gratitude at what I have goodly assembly of natives ; I felt it a seen of the grace of God in different privilege again to worship with my own parts of this heathen land, and the congregation: pleasure I have felt in the opportupities In the evening the Bungaloe chape! I have had of declaring to thousands of in Black Town was well attended, and idolatrous pagans and Mahommedans, many Heathens stood and histened while the truth as it is in Jesus. The little ! preached from, " He that spared ont blessed leaven is working silently, but his own Son, but delivered him up for perceptibly, a change in the views and us all, how shall he not with him also feelings of a great portion of the vast freely give us all tbings." population of this country. Some hun- 26th. Easter Suuday.-Mr. Carver dreds have thrown off the yoke of Hin- read prayers, and I preached in Tamil; dooism; but a much larger number we afterwards administered the Lord's are convinced of the folly and sin of supper to twenty native communicants. idolatry; although their hearts are not A solemn rejoicing, a holy triumph in sufficiently affected by the truth to lead God their Saviour, seemed to pervade them to forego those social and civil the minds of the whole of the assembly. privileges from which they would be In the evening I accompanied Mr. immediately excluded if they took the Carver to Black-Town, where be name of Christian. A removal of such preached to the English congregation, impediments would immediately aud while I addressed a company of both thousands to the outward Christian sexes, Christians and Heathens, in church; but let us rather pray for such Tamul. an outpouring of God's Holy Spirit, 27th. I gave the translation into that, in the face of all opposition and Tamul, of the Second Catechism, into danger, men may be led to join them- the hands of the printer, selves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant.
MEDITERRANEAN MISSIONS. Extracts from Mr. Macphersox's Journal, continued from p. 777. Sept. 19th. - Captains Allen and The Greeks here are much more liberal M'Allum called upon me this evening to than their brethren in Russia. At Asacquaint me that a young man on board trachan they would not allow a Rasthe Vere had fallen from the main-top, collnick, or heretic, (for so they term and was killed on the spot, and to request all Protestants,) to be buried in the me to read the burial-service over him parish church-yard. At the conclusin to-morrow at the Greek convent, where of the service, I addressed a suitable it is intended he should be interred. exhortation to the sailors who attended Last Sabbath, when preaching to the the funeral. sailors from Heb. xi. 7, I felt my mind 25th.--I endeavoured to improve the peculiarly exercised, and had more melancholy accident which happened ihan ordinary liberty in urging on them last week on board the Vere, by preachthe necessity of being ready at a mo- ing from Luke xii. 16-20. All seemned ment's warning to prepare to meet much impressed with the truths that in their God, lest their destruction should the course of the lecture were brougke be as sudden and unexpected as that of before them. But, alas ! I fear it the Antediluvians was. In the midst will be like " the morning cloud and of life we are in death. Little did this the early dew." young man imagine last Sabbath, when 26th.-I have almost made up toy he was listening to the proclamation of mind to accompany Dr, Madden, the mercy, that his latter end was so near! English physician, and a Mr. Gallen, How necessary the exhortation of our an English gentleman in the Pasla's Lord, “ Be ye also ready."
service, tu Cairo and Thebes, in order 20th-The Janissary called upon me that I may be enabled to form some this morning, to accompany me to the opinion of ihe probable prospect of fuperal. When he brought into the success, should the Commitice judge church the body of the deceased, the it expedient that I should travel io she Greek Priests ordered wax-candles to be interior of the country, during plague lighted; but as I objected to it as being time.. contrary to my religious sentiments, October 2d. This morning, al my they were immediately extinguished. request, the English Consul sent biš janissary to protect me from the insults, I delivered a lecture from the whole of I ought rather to have said the assaults, the Parable of the Virgins. of the Arab troops. A few days ago November 13th.- I visited the Coptic I had a narrow escape from being shot convent, and was told that the Superior by a Turkish soldier. I lectured from was on a tour in Upper Egypt. I could the 130th Psalm, and in the evening, scarcely gain admittance. At length I as usual, preached in my own house to was introduced to the Deputy-Superior, as many as came to hear me.
who after exchanging a few words with • 5th.--The Superior of the Greek con- me, turned away with sovereign convent called upon me to-day. The whole tempt. I have once and again enof his couversation was taken up about deavoured to get the Superior Priest to the state of Greece. I have a good take a few copies of the Arabic Bible, stock of Greek Bibles, Testaments, by telling him that I am well supplied and Tracts, but I can get none to pur- with the Arabic Scriptures; but he has chase them; if I gave them gratis, uniformly refused ; and this evening I they would be gladly received. Such was informed that they did not read my is the state of religion here, “One goes books; they had enough of their own! to his farm and another to his mer- 14th.-I resolved to-day, at all risks, chandise !”
to go to the market-place with a New 15th.-My mind was deeply affected Testament and a copy of the Book of this morning on hearing of the sudden Psalms. I took my stand by an Arab death the proprietor my lodgings. School ; but was no sooner observed, I saw him yesterday evening in as good than I was ordered in a most contemphealth as ever he was, and before ten tuous manner to move off. I persevered, o'clock be was a lifeless corpse! How and after some conversation succeeded necessary to work while it is called to. in disposing of my books. The teacher day, lest tbe brittle thread of life should of the school would not deigu to look at be cut asunder before the labours of them nor speak to me. the day are finished !
19th. I preached on board the Mul. 20th.--I am now enabled to speak a grave. The sea ran so bigh that it was little with my teacher on religious not without some danger that I got on subjects. He is well acquainted with board. the Scriptures; he says he can repeat 220.--I went to the market with two the whole of the Book of Psalms by Arabic Testaments, and a copy of the heart. Before leaving Syria he was Book of Psalms. I got into conversation ordained as a deacon. On conversing with two Barbary merchants : they with him on the necessity and import- looked into my books, but refused ance of personal religion, I adverted to to have them cither for or without the Parable of the Virgins, recorded in money. Finding that I could not disthe twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew. pose of my books in any shop at the He is a Roman Catholie, and of course market, I proceeded to the Syrian believes in the doctrine of superero. Priest's School, where I gave them away gation.
to bis scholars. The Priest was very 25th.-Mr. Gliddon introduced me to anxious to know my views on Pur. a Syrian Priest. I endeavoured to gatory, and asked me if I believed that make the visit as profitable as possible. such a place existed. On replying in He appeared to be extremely pleased; the negative, he said, Did I not be. and when I spoke to him about his soul, lieve that Christ preached to the spirits he said my words made a deep impres- in Purgatory? Having denied the very sion on his heart.. In the evening I existence of the place, a moment's revisited the European hospital. I found flection might have shown him the imthere only one English sailor. After propriety of his second question. I rer conversing with him for some time, I ferred him, however, to the usual pasgave him two religious tracts, and re. sages of Scripture which Protestants turned home.
bring forward in support of their doc30th.-In pursuance of previous ar trine. rangements, the Bethel flag was this n! 24th.-) took up my stand at the morning hoisted on board the Mulgrave market-place; but could findi no person of Scarborough, which is a large and to read my books, or even to speak to commodious ship, well adapted to my me.' ". purpose. I had a pretty good congrega- 27th. - preached afloat. My congretion. I preached from Matthew xxv. gation is small when compared with the 10:“ And while they went to buy, the number of English seamen now in the bridegroom came, and they that were port. I came in contaet with an Arab ready went in to the marriage and the who could read : I left with him a New door was shut; " and in tlie afternoon Testament." I was yesterday requested to go and see-a poor English sailor who On returning to my lodgings, I found was apparently drawing near the con- Mr. N. and the Captain, with whom he fines of eternity; but who was still con- had engaged his passage to Bieroat, sidered to be in possession of his reason, waiting
for me. I accompanied them and could speak a little. I lost po time in on board, and engaged in prayer in the obeying the summons; but, alas! I cabin, when we commended one anofear it was too late : the fear of annoy- ther to the grace of God. .rs". ing him, by making him believe that 14th. I went through my usual touhe was going to a world of spirits, pre- tine of duty. My congregation afloat vented me from being called sooner, is increasing. We had several new faces and now the vital spark had well nigb to-day. On my way to the city, I enfled. The doctor endeavoured to revive deavoured to dispose of an Arabic New him, but did not succeed;, bis speech Testament; but none would receive it. had left him. I addressed such exhor- « Lord, who hath believed our report?" tations to him, as I thought his pecu. 5th. I distributed several of Mr. liar case required, which he seemed to Jowett's Arabic Spelling-books at an comprehend. I commended his soul. Arab School. If they only could be to the mercy of God, and in two hours introduced into the Arab Schools, they I heard that he had gone to that land might be made very useful. I have from which no traveller returns, disposed of ten of them to my Arabic
28th.— I had a long argument with teacher, who proposes to use them as my teacher, on the worshipping of elementary books at his school. Saints. During the course of conver- 6th. I made the necessary arrangesation, I quoted to him 1 Tim. ií. 5:
ments for going to Cairo. Being afloat, « For there is one God, and one Me- I took along with me a New Testament
, diator between God and man, the man and a few Tracts, if haply I might Christ Jesus ;” and Coloss. ii. 18. He find any Arabs who would read them. acknowledged that I was in the right; I conversed with the boatmen, both of but this coufession of his I considered whom were deplorably ignorant of more out of compliment than real con. their own religion. All they knew was, viction.
that Mahomet is the Prophet of God, 29th.-I attempted again to give and the Koran is the word of God! circulation to the Scriptures; but all in They did not object to Christ being the vain; no person would receive a single Son of God. copy! Just as I had returned home, 7th.–An Arab came up with me to with a heavy heart, Mr. Gliddon called dayin the street, and begged that I would with Mr. Nicholayson, a Missionary give him a copy of the New Testament: from the London Jewish Society, who having none at the time, I presented is on his way to Syria. He had letters him with a copy of Mr. Jówett's Spellto me, from the Rev. Messrs. Jowett, ing-book, which he received thank Temple, and Keeling. I have received fully. In the evening I conversed with a good supply of Tracts, in Italian
my Arab servants; they seemed to and Greek, from Messrs. Jowett and listen to the truth with considerable itTemple. Mr. Jowett, too, has fur- terest. nished me with a parcel of Arabic 10th.-Sioce my last date, l' have Spelling-books, for which I hope to again and again endeavoured to circu. find use.
late the Scriptures; but without effect
. 30th.-I devoted the whole of this day The Mabometans are jealous, and in assisting Mr. Nicholayson in making refuse to take the Bible, on the ground his arrangements for Syria.
that it is not vecessary for their salvaDec. 2d. --According to previous ar. tion: even the Franks are sby in tak. rangement, I accompanied Dr. M. and 'ing Tracts, though I distribute them Mr. Nicholayson to the Jewish sypa- gratuitously. Necessary arrangements gogue, but was too late for the service. having been made for my departure to
3d.-Mr. N. being indisposed, 1 set Cairo, I joined my companion in tmout alone for the Jewish Synagogue, vels, and in the evening embarked at and was joined by Dr. M. in the way. the Mahmodie; we boon got under We were in good time for the service. way, and glided up the cabal. My heart was melted with compassion for 16th. I have been enabled to-day, the lost sheep of the house of Israel. We for the first time, to take a look were received courteously, and shown walk on the banks of the Nile. I am a bench where we wight sit down. I surprised to see every place so well disposed of three Hebrew Tracts; but cultivated. The scenery reminds me had not time to wait the conclusion of of the banks of the Volga. I passed the service, as I was apprehensive through large fields of cotton, and yi. Mr. N. might set sail before I returned. sited many villages, but when I made
inquiry, could find none able to read. is not confined to temples made with The children go about in a state of per- bands. fect nudity. The hovels in which the 19th. After dark this evening we peasantry live are truly miserable. The came to an anchorage off the village Arabs are a lazy, indolent race of of Bulack. My companion and i people, or they might live much more having engaged two of our boatmen as comfortably.
guides, proceeded immediately to Grand 18th. spent a much more comfort- Cairo, and took up our lodgings in the able Sabbath than I anticipated. I French hotel, which is much more comselt, from blessed experience, that God fortable than the ion at Alexandria.
SOUTH SEA MISSIONS. NEW ZEALAND.—The following extracts from Mr. Stack's Journal, con. tinue the account of the Mission after Mr. White's departure. They will further illustrate the gross and earthly character of the Natives, the resistance which the Gospel in its spiritual influence meets with in their hearts, and the “stony” pature of the soil in which the Christian labourer has to scatter his seed. The questions of the School children show great quickness of intellect, and this is in one view a hopeful circumstance; but, on the other hand, they discover little of the true spirit of docility. A special divine influ. ence is obviously here peculiarly necessary to give saving energy to the truths preached; and this we trust will be the subject of the prayers of our friends when they think upon New Zealand.
Sept. 20th, 1825.–The Natives'con- Christ. No wonder," said he, “the duct to-day has been good; many of people believed when they saw such them came into our yard, but bebaved Ebings. What do you do? If only one well. I tried to speak to some of them lame man of ours was to be healed, every on spiritual things. On expressing my person else would believe directly. If sorrow that Brother White would not Kopidi, for instance, (meaning a lame be able to rejoice the hearts of the Native, who lives in our valley,) was grand people in England, with the news to get the proper use of his legs, all the of the conversion of the New Zealand others would believe directly." ers, they replied, the reason why 25th, (Sunday).- In the afternoon, I they did not understand and believe acconipanied Brother Turner on the was, because they eat fern-rout. I river to the Pà village, where we contold them many Europeans had no versed with old Tipuhee on the great better food, and many not so good as change the Gospel will make in New they bad, at which they expressed Zealand, as it respects the temporal their surprise
coudition of its inhabitants; that 21st. Takka, a Chief, brought a there will be no more wars, nor the
, a Chief, brought a sick son into our yard to-day, who various calamities attending upon seems likely soou to fall a victim to them. We told him the great change bis disorder. After receiving some- that had taken place in Tahiti since thing for him, he took him honie again. the people there have embraced Christ. Poor fellow, as though the recovery of ianity. " What !" said the old his child depended solely upon us, as " shall I be gone when these he went out of our gate, he said with good times come? Will it be after I great emphasis, “If my son gets well, am dead ?" We spoke on the awful I will give you a great reward.". To realities of a final Judgment, and the night I endeavoured to say something to consummation of all things. Our boys our boys and girls, from Acts viii. sang a Native Hymn and prayed, and Puru asked, if Jerusalem was the only we went to see another Chief, A strange place to worship in, that the eunuch female from the river Thames was with went tbere from his own country. his family, who appeared much sur
2.24.-1 was pleased and encouraged prised at what we said respecting the with our children to-niglit. I spoke to Resurrection. She told us her husband them on Peter's restoring Eneas, and was dead, that he had been killed by raising Tabitha to life. One of them, the Bay of Islanders on the coast, who with a great deal of astonishment, ex- took him ashore and buried him. The claimed, “Why, Peter surely was Jesus Natives bere wished to kuow if men