A Short Account of the Lives of the Bishops of Calcutta

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byWilliam Crawford Bromehead

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... for an account of the great monuments of the place. He was much struck with the excellence of the education imparted in the St. John's College (C. M. S.), and he appears to have been equally interested and encouraged by what he saw and took part in, finishing his sojourn by a thoroughly hard day's work on December 25th, Christmas-day, 1859. On the 27th he reached Delhi. We must not dwell upon the Bishop's description of Shabjehau's capital, thence called in all old documents Shahjehanabad and now Delhi. It is of course lively, picturesque, careful and full of well-digested information culled from, every quarter. The Fort, the Cashmere Gate, the site of the English Camp during the mutiny on the heights to the north of the city, Humayou's Tomb and the Tombs of the kings of Delhi which adjoin in, the Mausolenm of Nizam-ud-din, and the Kuth Minar, which he says and its accessories "form the grandest of Delhi sights," all the prominent features in fact of the ruins or of the ancient or modern beauties of the grand old capital are accurately delineated by his untiring pen. We merely give the following extract from his account of the Church, because it contains his opinion upon painted windows and mural tablets in Churches. After stating that it was intended to erect painted windows to the memory of the Kev. Mr. Jennings and other victims of the mutiny, he writes--" Many persons object to painted windows in Indian churches, when they represent living beings as giving Mahometans a notion that Christianity is an idolatrous religion and would tolerate nothing more than mere kaleidoscope glass, as in Bishop's College Chapel and the transepts of the Cathedral. I think that there is something in the objection in the case of single figures, and that if a Mussulman saw ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... for an account of the great monuments of the place. He was much struck with the excellence of the education imparted in the St...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217674054

ISBN - 13:9780217674058

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