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Under all the nts, boieret, the si cs, who appear 16. je ed to the service of Chris mfort from the prospect is to the poor bonden. ry thankful to Guidors al preservation, rough the desert, itlich a people who sem ive the gospel.
say they, “sery !!!! r journey through they t God sheus us that
the prayers of Siri resee that we shall betul want and poverty; but rselves, and keep up on ast the Lord will ausintis g necessary fuoch. Nekus three huidiert of the
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w daily an opportuno DK!? ructed in the truths nice appears to us that the leadin te a desire to be acquaiurow with
the word of salvation. Though we Elijah, a Franck, and many others suffer poverty, and are in want of all ' who have disinterestedly engaged in earthly comforts which we could have his service, and who hath made our enjoyed in our native country, yet we way thus far prosperous, that God are satisfied, if we perceive that our will surely sustain, and not forsake us. feeble endeavours are blessed from on Among the advantages wbich I high. We shall always rejoice, if we have enumerated is that of a body of can be instrumental of the extension natide Christian brethren. Of their of the kingdom of Christ.”
importance, one instance may give To be continned.
you some idea. A poor husbandman, about forty years old, who can neither read nor write, about three years ago, came to us from above seventy
miles distance, and inquired about The following Extracts are from No. the way of life. After a while he was
XVI. of the Periodical Accounts rela- baptised and returned home. There, tive to the Baptist Missionary Socie. telling his artless story, of what he ey, published May, 1807, from the had found,” two women were so Fournals of Messrs. Marshman, wrought upon that they came all that Ward, and Mardon.
distance on foot to bear the gospel, Continued from page 283.
which, when they had done, they also
believed and were baptised. One of MR. MARSHMAN TO MR. FULLER.
them was his sister. Some time af. Aug. 28, 1805. ter a simple Mussulman heard the We feel the weight of respon. gospel from him, and imitated their sibility attached to our conduct. If example. Soon after a more respect, we were not to improve to the utmost able Hindoo, who could read and the advantages we possess for spread write, heard the word from him, came ing the word, we should sin against to us, heard more, and after going God, against the poor heathen, home and weighing it, returned and against you, and against the religious took up his cross. This man's public. Situated in one of the best nephew, in a few months, followed his places perhaps in the world for a cen.
example. Nor did the matter end tral missionary station ; favour grant here. Another poor husbandman ed us in the eyes of the government; heard from the first, and leaving all, the knowledge of several of the coun-, came to us, was baptised, and after try languages; the means (and trust working some months in our garden,
I'may add the desire) of acquiring died, leaving a good report. Nor is the rest ; a printing press; a good this the utmost extent of this broth. number of native brethren to carry er's usefulness. About three months the glad tidings abroad ; a body or- ago he brought two more of his ganized, experienced in some degree, neighbours, who were baptised; and and animated I hope with one spirit we hear they both walk worthy of the -are these advantages given us for gospel. And even now there are our sakes ? Are they not rather two with us from that part of the given for the sake of the poor heath. country, inquiring the way of life, en, and of the cause of God? If Paul of neither of whom do we despair. said, Wo is me if I preach not the This simple man is our brother gospel; surely we may say, Wounto SHEETARAM! us if we improve not these privileges A native brother or two can often for the same end! Should the relig- accompany a European brother even ious public ever withhold their support newly arrived; can catch the broken from us, (which while we do our duty accents from his lips, and explain "we cannot believe they will) yet we them with a fervour and clearness feel ourselves obliged and inclined to that would surprise you: while the do the utmost in our power. Only mere presence of a European brother send us out helpers, faithful and be protects them from insult, and inloved, and in the strength of God ev. spires them with boldness. Nor are ery exertion shall be made on our they useless when
sent alone part. The God who supported an Though not so well calculated to
harangue a multitude, yet they can “On coming down this morning enter private circles, watch opportu. from Serampore, I requested the nities, and drop an effectual word, missionaries to send me a few speci. where we cannot be heard. They, mens of their labours, whether in the silent and unobserved, can penetrate a press or in manuscript, to be forwardbigotted city, stay two or three days ed to you by the packet which closes in a house, and, unsuspected, scatter this day. the precious sced; while only the ap- “They have sent me the following: pearance of one of us would create
1. Shanscrit. Two first gospels universal alarm. I say nothing of will be ready by the end of this year. the advantages they derive from their intimate knowledge of the ideas, hab- most admirable translation of the
2. Bengalee. This is a new and its, and prejudices of their country. whole scriptures.
What I have said is quite 3. Mahratta. The four gospels enough to shew that it is our duty to
are printed off. avail ourselves of their assistance.
4. Orissa. A sheet from the It will however strike you, that press not corrected. This work is in while they are thus employed in dis
great forwardness, seminating the good seed, they can.
“ In manuscript : not be at home supporting their fami.
5. Telinga. lies. A hundred rupees per month 6. Shanscrit Hindoostanee. (about 1501. per annum) would near
7. Delhi Hindoostanee. ly support ten of them, with their
8. Guzerattee. families, and a greater number of sin
9. Persian. (Book of Psalms is gle brethren. And why should we finished.) stop at ten, or even at ten times ten ?
10. Chinese. Shall we, after having begun to reap “ Mr. Professor Lassar has sent the harvest of our toils, relax in our me three Chinese specimens, with a labours ? Shall we supinely suffer letter in the same language, the work such opportunities to slide away un- of his own head and hand! improved ? Yes, if the cry of perish.
“ As the above little specimens ing millions is not to be heard ; if the
are the hasty production of this mornreligious public be impoverished, and ing, I do not recommend them to se. wearied by what they have done al
vere criticism, but Mr. Lassar is a ready ; and if the promises of God thorough Chinese, and will do the have lost their meaning : but if the great work of translating the scripcontrary of these be true, it is for us to abound in the work of the Lord, God to spare his life five or six years.
tures into that language, if it pleases knowing that our labours will not be He reads every thing in the language in vain in the Lord.
as readily as you do English, and writes it as rapidly.
" The other manuscript specimens
are in a rough state, and not fit to be BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE 50. submitted to critical inspection.
“ The Shanscrit and Chinese (ap
parently the most difficult of access) Extract of a Letter from the Rev. Da. are discovered to be the most prac
vid Brown, Provost of the College ticable of all the languages yet under. of Fort William, to the British and taken. Foreign Bible Society. Dated Cal. “ The first answers to Greek, as cutta, 13th Sept. 1806.
face answers to face in a glass. The
translation will be perfect, while it MY DEAR SIR,
will be almost verbal. A Shanscrit “I BELIEVE no plan for the diffu- edition of the gospels will be publish. sion of true religion was ever formed, ed with the Greek on the opposite from the beginning of the world, that page, as soon as we can procure embraced so wide a scope, or met Greek types. You will find the verb with such general approbation, as that in the corresponding mood and tense, of the British and Foreign Bible So. the noun and adjective in the corresciety.
ponding case and gender. The idiom
TIME, A DIESSENGER C
THE vicissitudes of de night, and the changes ar cession of the seasons, a answer iinportant purpo common life, so are they o use to awaken moral and rel reflections. If time we unvaried in its circumstang it is silent in its motio would see in to stand still, a should scarcely notice its
7ème is in scripture pared to a swift messenger comes charged with mome information. This inforn it communicates daily ; morning and every evening every change of the seasons with peculiar solemnity one year ends, and a ne commences. We will a season pay some attention reports.
Time proclaims a God. heavens declare his glory the firmament displays his works. Day unto day speech ; night unto night forth knowledge." The o succession of the seasons at liberal productions of the repeat and enforce the san
If we do one unvaried scene of the surrounding objects, thou evidence of an existing a might be as decisive to yet it would not be so s and impressive, as it is this variety of objects, wl changes of day and night, mer and winter present t is astonishing, that, wh so clearly manifests hin
the stratages we possess for spread write, beard the verder die
ale Stated in one of the best nepher, in afrond,
issionary station : favour grant here. Another put ** de in the eyes of the government; beard from the small the bowledge of teteral of the coun: came to us, we deel ty languages; the means (and trust working sert trendi I say add the desite) of acquiring died, lexig saged to ferest; a printing press; a good this the test te ruber of native brethren to carry ers usefuies. Alves de glad tidings abroad; a body or ago he breekt te