Recollections Of Ceylon, After A Residence Of Nearly Thirteen Years; With An Account Of The Church…

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byJames Selkirk

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... Section 4.--Nellore Station, 1818. Situation of Nellore--Mr. Knight arrives there in 1818--Divine service in Tamul begun in 1820--Schools in 1820--Mr. K. is joined by the Rev. Joseph Bailey and Mrs. B. in 1821--Printing press set up in 1821--Distribution of religious tracts--Mr. B. leaves Nellore--Mission premises--Old Dutch church granted by government--Instruction of girls among the American Missionaries--Mr. K.'s marriage--Arrival of Rev. William Adley and Mrs. A. in 1824--Baptism of several youths in 1826--Letters from baptized youths--Schools in 1827 and following years--Giving up of girls' schools--State of education in the district in 1838--The Nellore seminary--Religious state of ditto--My first sermon at Nellore in 1826--Death of Samuel, a native convert, in 1829--General state of Mission in 1831--Mr. K.'s account of " Obstacles to spread of Christianity in Ceylon"--Number of heathen festivals in the year--Infatuation of the natives at the festivals in 1831 and 2--Encouraging account of Mission in 1832--Means to promote a "Revival" in 1832--General state in 1835--38--Persons employed in 1839. Nellore is a very populous village, about two miles from Jaffna, in the north of the island. It is one of the strongholds of idolatry, and has one of the largest heathen temples in the district of Jaffna. The Rev. Joseph Knight arrived at Jaffna in July 1818, and removed to Nellore in November. After meeting the rest of the Missionaries in the early part of 1819, he returned to his station in April, and re-opened a school which had been suspended several months during the ravages of the cholera morbus. For some time he gave himself up almost entirely to the study of the native language (Tamul). In the early part of 1820, he had acquired the language sufficie...

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... Section 4.--Nellore Station, 1818. Situation of Nellore--Mr. Knight arrives there in 1818--Divine service in Tamul begun in 18...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217980279

ISBN - 13:9780217980272

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