Travels In South-eastern Asia; Embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, And China: With Notices Of…

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byHoward Malcolm

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... truth to say that there are one thousand ordained missionaries, fifty printers, three hundred schoolmasters and assistants, and some hundred native preachers. Of the ordained missionaries there are in Africa one hundred and twenty-eight; other regions adjacent to the Mediterranean, fifty-three; Farther India, one hundred and sixty-eight; Ceylon, twenty-eight; Indian Archipelago, Australia, &c., eighty-one: West Indies, two hundred and three; North American Indians. one hundred and eighteen. To send out one thousand missionaries, and three hundred and fifty printers, schoolmasters, &c., with their wives, at an average of three hundred dollars for passage, and two hundred dollars for outfit, has cost one million three hundred thousand dollars, to say nothing of the expense of their education and the cost of the native assistants. The labor of committees, correspondence, &c., in discovering, examining, preparing, and sending forth, this body of laborers. can only be appreciated by those who have been engaged in such services. A large proportion of these persons has been in the field long enough to develop their character, and prove their suitableness. Here is. then, another item sufficient of itself to reward all our exertions. 3. The Word of God, in whole or in part, has been translated by modern missionaries into nearly a hundred languages. We ought to look steadily at this fact, till its difficulties. magnitude, and importance, are in some sort perceived. These translations, in many cases, have been made, from the original tongues, with vast pains in collating versions, and after extensive reading in the sacred writings of the natives, to gather suitable words, true idioms, and general propriety. Some of these versions have been printed...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... truth to say that there are one thousand ordained missionaries, fifty printers, three hundred schoolmasters an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217411118

ISBN - 13:9780217411110

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