William Carey; a biography by William Cowper BrannWilliam Carey; a biography by William Cowper Brann

William Carey; a biography

byWilliam Cowper Brann, Joseph Belcher

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...and English. Hindoos, Mus BURNING OF THE PRINTING OFFICE. 1G7 sulmans, and converted natives are all busy. Some composing, others distributing, others correcting. You next come to the presses, and see four persons throwing off the sheets of the Bible in different languages; and on the left are half a dozen Mussulmans employed in binding the Scriptures for distribution; while others are folding the sheets, and delivering them to be placed in the store-room till they can be made up into volumes. This storeroom, which is one hundred and forty-two feet long, is filled with shelves from side to side, upon which are laid, wrapt up, the sheets of the Bible before they are bound. You go forward, and in a room adjoining to the office, are the type-casters, busy in preparing the types in the different languages. In one corner, you see another party busy in grinding the printing ink; and in a spacious open place, walled round, you see a paper mill, and a number of persons employed in making paper for printing the Scriptures in all these languages. I think you will acknowledge that I am at my post, and where I ought to be." Alas, that on the evening of the llth of March, 1812, this vast establishment with 2000 reams. of paper, and the types of nine languages, were all destroyed by fire,--it was believed by an incendiary. I have lying before me a long letter written by Dr. Marshman to Dr. Ryland, detailing the sad events of the calamity, the extent of which was estimated at twelve thousand pounds, or about sixty thousand dollars. The late Rev. T. T. Thomason, the worthy chaplain of the India Company at Calcutta, first assistant, and afterwards successor to the Rev. David Brown, thus writes of the sad occurrence:--" I could scarcely believe the report;...
Title:William Carey; a biographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217624022

ISBN - 13:9780217624022