Bishop Heber, Poet and Chief Missionary to the East: Second Lord Bishop of Calcutta, 1783-1826

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J. Murray, 1895 - 370 pages

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Page 334 - God, who hast given us grace at this time, with one accord, to make our common supplications unto thee ; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requests...
Page 351 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Page 335 - Thou dost conduct Thy people Through torrents of temptation ; Nor will we fear, while Thou art near, The fire of tribulation. The world, with sin and Satan, In vain our march opposes ; By Thee we shall break through them all, And sing the song of Moses.
Page 2 - Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Page 18 - Heber was in every mouth; his society was courted by young and old; he lived in an atmosphere of favour, admiration, and regard, from which I have never known any one but himself who would not have derived, and for life, an unsalutary influence.
Page 254 - Hindoo banker, and entrusted by him to the management of the Church Missionary Society, in which, besides a grammatical knowledge of the Hindoostanee language, as well as Persian and Arabic, the senior boys could pass a good examination in English grammar, in Hume's History of England, Joyce's Scientific Dialogues, the use of the globes, and the principal facts and moral precepts of the Gospel, most of them writing beautifully in the Persian, and very tolerably in the English character, and excelling...
Page 329 - Schwartz and his fifty years' labour among the Heathen, the extraordinary influence and popularity which he acquired, both with Mussulmans, Hindoos, and contending European governments, I need give you no account, except that my idea of him has been raised since I came into the south of India. I used to suspect that, with many admirable qualities, there was too great a mixture of intrigue in his character, that he was too much of a political prophet, and that the veneration which the heathen paid,...
Page 350 - Large, England, is the debt Thou owest to Heathendom ; To India most of all, where Providence, Giving thee thy dominion there in trust, Upholds its baseless strength.
Page 332 - Will it be believed, that while the Raja kept his dominions, Christians were eligible to all the different offices of state, while now, there is an order of Government against their being admitted to any employment 1 ! Surely we are in matters of religion the most lukewarm and cowardly people on the face of the earth.
Page 196 - Mid Nature's embers, parched and dry, Where o'er some tower in ruin laid, The peepul spreads its haunted shade ; Or round a tomb his scales to wreathe, Fit warder in the gate of death ! Come on ! Yet pause! behold us now Beneath the bamboo's arched bough...

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