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to go and see a poor English sailor who On returning to my lodgiogs, 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 Bieront, sidered to be in possession of his reason, waiting for me. I accompanied them and could speak a little. I lost no 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- tber to the grace of God. ...c'te ing him, by making him believe that • 4th. I went through my usual tou. he was going to a world of spirits, pré- tine of duty. My congregatioo afroat vented ine from being called sooner, is increasing. We had several new faces and now the vital spark bad well nigb to-day. On my way to the city, s 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 wbich 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 confession 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 towith a heavy heart, Mr. Gliddon called dayin the street, ani 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 himn with a copy of Mr. Jowett's Spell. to me, from the Rev. Messrs. Jowett, ing-book, which he received thankTemple, 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 in. Temple. Mr. Jowett, too, has fur- terest. nished me with a parcel of Arabic Oth.-Since my last date, I' have Spelling-books, for which I hope to again and again endeavoured to circufind 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 necessary for their salvaDec, 2d.-According to previous ar- tion: even the Franks are shy in takrangement, 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, I set Cairo, I joined my companion in tra. out alone for the Jewish Synagogue, vels, and in the evening embarked at and was joined by Dr. M. io the way. the Mahmodie; we 5020 got under We were in good time for the service. way, and glided up the canal, 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 lobs were received courteously, and shown walk on the banks of the Nile, I am a bench where we inight 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 viMr. Ne might set sail before I returned. sited many villages; but when I made
inquiry, could find none able, to read. The children go about in a state of perfect nudity. The hovels in which the peasantry live are truly miserable. The Arabs are a lazy, indolent race of people, or they might live much more comfortably. 18th-I spent a much more comfortable Sabbath than I anticipated, . I felt, from blessed experience, that God
is not confined to temples made with hands. 19th.-After dark this evening we came to an anchorage off the village of Bulack. My companion and 1 having engaged two of our boatmen as guides, proceeded immediately to Grand Cairo, and took up our lodgings in the French hotel, which is much inore comfortable than the inn at Alexandria.
-oSOUTH SEA MISSIONS.
New ZEALAND.—The following extracts from Mr. Stack's Journal, continue 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” nature of the soil in which the Christian labourer has to scatter his seed. The questions of the Schoolchildren 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 influence 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' conduct to-day has been good; many of them came into our yard, but behaved well. I tried to speak to some of them on spiritual things. On expressing my sorrow, that Brother White would not be able to rejoice the hearts of the good people in Eugland, with the news of the conversion of the New Zealanders, they replied, the reason why they did not understand and believe was, because they eat fern-root. I told them many Europeans had no better food, and many not so good as they had, at which they expressed their surprise.
21st.—Takka, a Chief, brought a sick son into our yard to-day, who seems likely soon to fall a victim to his disorder. After receiving something for him, he took him home again. Poor fellow, as though the recovery of his child depended solely upon us, as he went out of our gate, he said with great emphasis, “If my son gets well, I will give you a great reward.” Tonight I endeavoured to say something to our boys and girls, from Acts viii. Puru asked, if Jerusalem was the onl place to worship in, that the eunuc went there from his own country.
22d.-I was pleased and encouraged with our children to-night. I spoke to them on Peter's restoring Eneas, and raising Tabitha to life. §: of them, with o deal of astonishment, ex
claimed, “Why, Peter surely was Jesus
Christ. No wonder,” said he, “the people believed, when they saw such things. What do you do? If only one lame man of ours was to be healed, ever yerson else would believe directly. If opidi, for instance, (meaning a lame Native, who lives in our valley,) was to get the proper use of his legs, all the others would believe directly.” 25th, (Sunday).-In the afternoon, I accompanied Brother Turner on the river to the Pà village, where we conversed with old Tipuhee on the great change the Gospel will make in New Zealand, as it respects, the temporal condition of its inhabitants; that there will be no more wars, nor the various ...calamities attending upon them. We told him the great change that had taken place in Tahiti since the people there have embraced Christ. ianity. “What I " said the old man, “shall I be gone when these good times come * Will it be after I am dead 2" We spoke on the awful realities of a final Judgment, and the consummation of all things. Our boys sang a Native Hymn and prayed, and we went to see another o A strange female from the river Thames was with his family, who appeared much surrised at what we said respecting the esurrection. She told us her husband was dead, that he had been killed by the Bay of Islanders on the coast, who took him ashore and buried him. The Natives here wished to know if men
would return to life, and resume their look, he would say The god has former state of existence; but this idea eaten it.". This was followed by a was corrected, by telling them of the hearty laugh from the children. Puru final separation of the wicked froin the appeared quite indignant at the Ta good, which they did not appear to, hitians offering food to their supposed like very well. From this place we god, and said, “If he were there, he went to Kooki, a Chief lately settled should feel glad to go at nigbt, and here from a distant part, but originally steal it, as well as the sacred fruit of this place; we conversed with him growing about the Morai." . They for some time, but little interest was seemed strangely surprised to bear excited. Telling them the absurdity that men would make wooden gods, of supposing the left eye became a and then pray to them. They said star after death, and being assisted by New Zealanders were not so bad as to our boys to make known to them how act so. very different our ideas were in refer- Sunday I endeavoured this mornence to the heavenly bodies, a young ing to refresh our boys' memories. by man of rather superior appearance, examining them catechetically on the said in a way of ridicule, "What, have different subjects on which I had they been up to them to see what they conversed during the evenings of the are?" We learn the pleasing intel- past week. Aster dinner I accompaligence that our Church Missionary nied Brother Turner to Tepui's village; Brethren have obtained a scal to their we took all our boys and girls with us, ministry, in the conversion and happy, whose singing soon brought many nadeath of a Chief from Wai-tangi. tives into our Rush Chapel, to whom Surely this ought to gladden all hearts, we preached. Tepui was present, as who feel aright for the wretched state well as Kooki, and several other na. of this degraded people. This evening, tiyes; their attention and good behawhilst speaking to our children on viour were pleasing. Some of the rethe Day of Judgment, one of them marks made were as follows : « Does said, with some degree of feeling, Jehovah see us now? Where does "Let us leave off all work, and come he reside? Have you seen bim . What and teach us constantly, that we is he like? We believe in him ; see, may learn the things of which you have we do not work on the ra tapa, been speaking, that we may be saved (Sunday,) but are allat rest.' And yet in the day of judgment.” Heeka, one he is causing nearly all our newly of the boys who accompanied Brother planted potatoes to die in the ground. Hobbs to Rangehoo, requested me to- Where does this sickness come from? day to let him have a book, that he referring to a dizziness in the head may try to read. His mind has been the Natives are at present afflicted provoked to emulation by hearing with. Ah! presently we shall all be Mr, King's Native Scholars.
dead corpses." We took Sister Ture's 30th, -Our boys and girls were ner to see Takka's children, who are pleased at hearing of the conversion both evidently much improved in their of the Roman gaoler, wbich I related to health, which, under God's blessing, we them this evening. On speaking to may fairly attribute to the means we them of the former condition of Tahiti, made use of, Returning home we saw previous to receiving the Gospel; the the skeleton of a pigeon hanging on a horrible delusion of priestcraft and su- bush, about nine feet above the ground, perstition under which they laboured; which Takka had placed there after it at first excited their laughter, but his father's death, for his departal one of our girls, by way of recriminat- spirit to feed upon. iny, said, « New Zealand men do just 10th.Christ being tempted of Satan, as bad, though they do not exactly was my principal topic to-night.", Havimitate their manners.” In reference ing occasion to assert the power of our to feeding the god, at wbich they Divine Redeemer, in consequence of laugbed more than at any thing some foolish remarks the children else I told them of, they remem- made, by assuring them that he once bered this was done among them in walked on the water ; they all sex a different form. When old Tahahu pressed the greatest surprise, and won(a priest of great note) died, Takka, dered we had not told them of this his son, shot a pigeon, and fixed it up before; and declared it exceeded every in a sacred tree for the New Zealand thing they had heard. 1 " Ah," said god to eat; also a Lasket of coomeras, one of them, if these people (mean-! Shongi, Tepui's son, said, the wind ing us) were to walk on the water might Blow them down, or the basket "What,, said I/18 do you not see Hreak, and they be scattered'; yet when wonders before your eyes in the great Takka, returned to the sacred place to disparity between you and us in point! of skill, and in the various useful is rather doubtful whether he does not arts of life? And though we assure think his head so sacred as that no ball you the things we tell you concerning will touch it, A son of his, named God are true, and in our common trans. Port Jackson, accompanied him, whose actions amongst you, you depend upon name is now changed to Charley, iu the our word, and doubt not but that we will room of the son who is killed. . fulfil any promise we make you of some 28th.-Shougi only visited us at telnporal good; yet you will not be breakfast time. From remarks be lieve our testimony concerning Je made to Sister Turner, he appears to hovah.”
have been observant of European man16th, (Sunday.)-This afternoon I ners. In reference to Sabbath breakaccompanied Brother Hobbs across the ing, he observed, he himself had seen river. We went to the Rush chapel at persons in England go out of church Tepui's. Several Natives were present to the (wani shoko) house of trade. We spoke to thein on the Resurrection. Even in this remote corner of the earth Tepui smiled, and said, “ It was very the name of God is blasphemed amongst good to rise again :" several askerl the Gentiles, through the evil example when it would take place. We went of those who bear the Christian name. from here to the place where the corpse 29th.-Shongi, Tepui, and two other of a native lay, where we had rather a Bay of Island Chief's came at dinner profitable time. Here again the Re- time, George's widow's child was busurrection was introduced. May the ried to day its death was occasioned Divine Spirit give His blessing to our principally by want of food, which they feeble endeavours ! A trading canoe were too lazy to come regularly for. came up from Tiperhee's this morning; I visited George's widow this evening, hut no dealing has been carried on by wlio is ill; and found her lying out in the, natives, which is pleasing. Tohén the open air, which being extremely peme, an old Chief, told me this even- damp, is sufficient to produce what she ing that they are afraid to work on the complaios of, pains in all her limbs. Sabbath, lest they should lose all their The determination of Shongi to kill coomeras as they did before when they her father, the principal chief of Kaidid so.. They asked who sent the comet para, must no doubt prey heavy upon that has lately inade its appearance, her poor distressed mind. Add to this, and what its name is. I have heard her own husband's brother is now resome curious remarks made by the ported to be become an ally to her natives respecting it. One expression father's enemies. I asked her if she was nearly to this effect, “God is was ill in consequence of Shongi's come over from Europe."
being bere, but she was not willing to 127th.-Towards noon Shongi and own this to be the case." several other Chiefs came from the 30th.-This morning, going down to Bay of Islands to our valley. They the river, we fouvd Shongi and his called upon us, and were given some people sitting on a patch of gravel, opfood. They wished to receive pails, posite the På. This man, whose fame boards, &c., to repair the Mercury's has reached even to Great Britaip, was boat, which they have come to take to sitting on the bare ground, under the the war with them. All assistance was shade of a few boughs stuck iu the denied by Messrs. Turner and Hobbs, gravel, with no other badge of dignity on which they seemed a little 'disap- than a few feathers stuck in his hair, pointed. After dinner we had the sa-' and a European Blanket for a cover, tisfaction of being able to say a little' ing, a few slaves pounding fern-root to Shongi, on the awful consequences, and roasting fish, for him and some both temporal and eternal, that may of his Chiels, the Mercury's boat, result to him froin this war. He evi- which they have repaired, Jay a few dently understood much that was said yards off, which is shortly to serve to him, but pleaded the death of his as a facility to another bloody design, son as the reason why he should go Some few truths were attenpied to be this time, Weall felt for his poor soul,', spoken to Shongi and his companions; and tried to force upon his mind the but it was only by giving them here uoprofitableness of his fighting; but hei a little, and there a little,” that their seems resolved to follow his rebellious attention could be gained at all. "" wilk. He showed us marksinu his body Nov. 6th, (Sunday)_This evening, where he had been grazed by muskett while over the river witli old Tepui, balls, but never seriously wounded, and I tried to impress his mind with the says, he sball not be hurt this time, as evil of war in the sight of the great his coat of mail will save bim. His' Jehovah, and the awfur consequences helmet, he says, is gone, which saved that will attend Shongi after death, if he his head once on a former occasion. It continues in an unconverted state, and
falls in battle; which he is likely to do Shongi about his going to Kai-para, as well as his accomplices: Tepai and endeavoured to persuade him not listened very attentively, and appeared to go, by way of tryiog the depth of to comprehend most of what was his belief of what Shongi is, I said, as said to him. In an ironical way, I to Tepui on Sunday, 4 Perhaps Shongi said, perhaps Shongi was a god and thinks that his head is so sacred that could not be killed ; at wbich Tepui a ball will not touch it." At this they laughed, and said, it was his coat of laughed, and Takka's wife said, "How mail and helmet that had saved him, is it then his son was killed." ! and nothing else. Tepui assured me 21st.-To-night, discoursing on Acts that he was not going to fight, nor any ii., one of the boys asked, if the cogof the Natives here, except young verted Jews would not be ashamed in Tepui, of whom he appeared to speak heaven, for having crucified Jesus doubtfully. This was pleasing infor- Christ. Pudu asked, “ If Christ bad mation, for we had all expected he was not died, what would have become of going. Tepui said, Shungi would kill mankind? Whether infants would have the people at Kai-para, then go the gone to hell ? " Said another boy, “ If North Cape, and kill them there, and the devil had not got prond, all would afterwards perhaps come to this valley have been well." “ But," replied vue also.
of his companions, “ if our progenitor 7th.-This being the first Monday in had not sinned, we should have been the month, we beld our monthly Mis. happy notwithstanding the devil had sionary Prayer-meeting, after reading fallen." They all appeared pleased at accounts from the North American hearing of so many converted on the (Wyandott) Indians, part of Mr. “ day of Pentecost;" and Ika asked, Lawry's Journal, and Lieut, Gordon's how, or whether, our Lord's prediction speech at the Anniversary Meeting in of the destruction of Jerusalein, which London.
he had been before instructed in, was 8th.-This evening a Chief's wife fulfilled; as he seemed to think, that as brought a little girl about nine years of the Jews began to believe on Christ, age to get some medicine and food. A his threatening would not be carfew weeks ago, she was a healthy ried into execution concerning the delooking child, but is now reduced to a struction of their city. mere skeleton. This is the third child 28th.-Tepui called out to me this this woman has sick at this time, all afternoon, in rather an angry tone, sayseeming to bave the same complainting, “ Why do you pot make my son of wasting and debility. The great well ?" meaning Shoogi, who lives with scarcity of food may be a principal us, and is at present indisposed from cause why many of the natives are foolishly eating putrid food: You sick at this time; the meagre ap bave made every body else well." This pearance of many of the children sickness is what New Zealanders conshows that they have little to nourish sider a very bad disease. He said, them; and this may be a great cause “He ought not to be fed with the other why our school-children are so content. boys, who would eat all his food up, as It is to be feared a plentiful harvest he is not able to eat fast now he is may thin our numbers, for they love sick." I informed him that more atthe bread of idleness. The children tention is paid to him now be is sick, feel the heaviest in scarce times, for in the article of food, than while le the adults may manage to eat fern- was in health. Yet short of his coming root wlien forced from all other re- into our house, and eating at our table, sources; but when a child is weakly, did not seem to satisfy Tepui. The buy as several in the valley are, their di- has sunk so much these few days gestive organs are not capable of per- past, that his life has appeared in forming their office on fern-root, and danger. His father asked him to-day consequently emaciation and debility if he would go home, to which he reensue.
plied, “ No." The old man bas maniThe following questions were put to fested the most auxious solicitude for me by. Takka: “Is King George the his welfare, and continued about our greatest man, in Europe ? What are premises nearly all day. I felt it goud the names of the other kings? Who This evening to speak to our boys and is the greatest man in Port Jackson ? girls, on the Passion of our blessed ReIs there no war now in Europe. Is deemer,
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