Some Account of the Life of Reginald Heber

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Simpkin and Marshall, 1829 - Missionaries - 244 pages
 

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Page 68 - GOD, that madest earth and heaven, darkness and light; who the day for toil hast given, for rest the night; may thine angel-guards defend us, slumber sweet thy mercy send us, holy dreams and hopes attend us, this livelong night.
Page 161 - An Evening Walk in Bengal. Our task is done ! on Gunga's breast The sun is sinking down to rest; And, moored beneath the tamarind bough, Our bark has found its harbour now. With furled sail and painted side Behold the tiny frigate ride. Upon her deck, 'mid charcoal gleams, The Moslem's savoury supper steams ; While all apart, beneath the wood, The Hindoo cooks his simpler food.
Page 163 - Whose plumes the dames of Ava prize. So rich a shade, so green a sod, Our English fairies never trod. Yet who in Indian bower has stood, But thought on England's "good green wood?
Page 159 - If thou wert by my side, my love ! How fast would evening fail In green Bengala's palmy grove, Listening the nightingale ! ' If thou, my love ! wert by my side, My babies at my knee, How gaily would our pinnace glide O'er Gunga's mimic sea...
Page 62 - We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness ; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother doth...
Page 166 - A species of litter. material of the buildings is a very good stone, from Chunar, but the Hindoos here seem fond of painting them a deep red colour, and, indeed, of covering the more conspicuous parts of their houses with paintings in gaudy colours of flower-pots, men, women, bulls, elephants, gods and goddesses, in all their many-formed, manyheaded, many-handed, and many-weaponed varieties.
Page 210 - Hindostanee 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 most boys I have met with in the accuracy and readiness of their arithmetic.
Page 161 - mid charcoal gleams, The Moslems' savoury supper steams. While all apart, beneath the wood, The Hindoo cooks his simpler food. Come walk with me the jungle through; If yonder hunter told us true, Far off, in desert dank and rude, The...
Page 228 - ... (employments which he never sought for, but which fell in his way) he never pretended to impartiality, but acted as the avowed, though, certainly, the successful and judicious agent of the orphan prince entrusted to his care, and from attempting whose conversion to Christianity he seems to have abstained from a feeling of honour. His other converts were between six and seven thousand, besides those which his predecessors and companions in the cause had brought over.
Page 85 - ... whether he describes the duties, or dangers, or hopes of man, or the mercy, power, and justice of the Most High ; whether he exhorts or instructs his brethren, or offers up his supplications in their behalf to the common Father of all, his conceptions and his expressions belong to the loftiest and most sacred description of poetry, of which they only want, what they cannot be said to need, the name and the metrical arrangement.

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