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Life and Letters of David Coit Scudder: Missionary in Southern India ...
Horace Elisha Scudder
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Page 33 - Nevertheless I am continually with thee : thou hast holden me by my right hand. 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Page 364 - ... the style common now. The whole story has quite woke me up : so to-morrow morning, early, I propose to go to the spot, close to the foot of the hills, on the road to the tope, and see for myself. They say that they find the skull in a basin, and the bones arranged around it The iron instrument which was brought me is the first thing of the kind found, and I hope may add something to what we know of such matters. Nov. 7. 364 dig in the centre. He soon struck upon a slab. I left it a day or two,...
Page 171 - ... it the consciousness of strength in Him. "We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us." The feebleness and the strength are side by side; as the one grows, the other too, until they understand the saying, "When I am weak, then am I strong; I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Page 362 - ... filled tight with gravel. We dug out the gravel and at the bottom found two little pots, of such pottery as all vessels are made of in this country. Their shape, however, differs from the one common now, and in one we found about half a skull, much worn and its form preserved only by being imbedded in earth.
Page 365 - We could not lift up the larger piece, and had to leave and come again at night with two big levers and ropes. This was last night while I had my catechists here, and they helped me. We dug some and found in one corner a potter's vessel, and on the side four. It was almost dark, so we covered the vessel with dirt and came home. The meeting closed yesterday.
Page 3 - The schools to which he sent his children were, with the exception of the public schools, under Orthodox direction ; their amusements and occupations, when touching questions of moral advantage, were made to conform to the standard of Orthodox principles ; and in all parts of their education a jealous care was exercised, lest they should become lax in religious belief and worldlyminded in their habits of life.
Page 235 - Step on a little way, and all at once you come near stumbling over something on the ground. What is it ? it is a mother and little girl. The mother is flat on her face, with her hands joined, palms flat against each other, and she is worshipping a dirty idol in front of her.