Newfoundland; As It Was, And As It Is In 1877 by Philip TocqueNewfoundland; As It Was, And As It Is In 1877 by Philip Tocque

Newfoundland; As It Was, And As It Is In 1877

byPhilip Tocque

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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. 1878 Excerpt: ...of England Missionary, written in 1846:--"I came to the place five years since, as confessedly one of the most obscure, most neglected, and most unpromising places in the island; and, though I have received in it many blessings, and though both myself and family are, and have been, in the enjoyment of constant health, and though I have seen at times cause for hope that I might be permitted with acceptance and success, though less than the least of those who have been entrusted with the commission, to 'preach the Gospel to every creature,' to fulfil this blessed trust in this remote and uncultivated spot, yet I find that I undertook no light or unanxious engagement; and I confess that the last year and a half has been to me a season of painful trial, as standing alone in the midst of surrounding evil, which, not by power, nor by might, but by God's spirit alone, can be met or overcome; and I have been ready, like another Jonah, to flee from proclaiming what is very unwelcome truth. "Owing to the peculiar circumstances of the place, which, by treaty with the French, has engaged to have no settlement in it, there neither is, nor can be, any law or authority exercised; consequently it is now become the rendezvous of such as have no fear of God, and are glad to escape from the control of man. You have, perhaps, heard of the wreck which occurred here last fall, and some of the painful circumstances connected with it: the parties concerned have, however, thus far escaped, and are here; and I should feel little trouble on their account, were it not that, in connexion with others of like mind, they are leading the too-easily-led people into such constant habits of drunkenness, revelling, fighting, &c, that it must be manifest to you how painful is that...
Title:Newfoundland; As It Was, And As It Is In 1877Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021751815X

ISBN - 13:9780217518154