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Página 33 - this is life eternal, to know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom he hath sent...
Página 25 - Chinese mind itself, the literature and character of this extraordinary people, of whom so little is known, that their place and rank in the scale of civilization is yet undetermined, are questions which have long attracted the attention of the western world. The current of their ideas — the mould of their minds — and the whole bent and direction of their powers, differ so much from our own, that an estimate of them is no easy task. We find them dispersing themselves abroad, and carrying with...
Página 31 - If commerce brings wealth to our shores, it is the spirit of literature and philanthropy that teaches us how to employ it for the noblest purposes. It is this that has made Britain go forth among the nations, strong in her native might, to dispense blessings to all around her. If the time shall come when her empire shall have passed away, these monuments of her virtue will endure when her triumphs shall have become an empty name.
Página 27 - eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped ; the lame shall leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
Página 28 - ... influence of its commerce, render it a place of general and convenient resort; while, in the minds of the natives, it will always be associated with their fondest recollections, as the seat of their ancient government, before the influence of a foreign faith had shaken those institutions, for which they still preserve so high an attachment and reverence. The advantage of selecting a place thus hallowed by the ideas of a remote antiquity, and the veneration attached to its ancient line of kings,...
Página 31 - ... have become an empty name. Let it still be the boast of Britain to write her name in characters of light ; let her not be remembered as the tempest whose course was desolation, but as the gale of spring, reviving the slumbering seeds of mind, and calling them to life from the winter of ignorance and oppression.
Página 27 - Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Página 22 - Hindoo government in this remote quarter of the East. It was in this island, that on the establishment of Mahomedanism in Java, in the fifteenth century, the Hindoos, who adhered to their original faith, took refuge; where they have preserved the recollection of their former greatness, and the records and form of their religion. This island, no part of which has ever been subjected to European authority, contains, with Lombok immediately adjoining, a population not far short of a million. The shores...
Página 22 - Javans a higher estimate may be formed ; though wanting in the native boldness and enterprise of character which distinguishes the Malays, they have many qualities in common with them; but bear deeper traces of foreign influence, and at the present period, at least, stand much higher in the scale of civilization. They are almost exclusively agricultural, and in the extraordinary fertility of their country they find sufficient inducements to prefer a life of comparative ease and comfort, within their...
Página 28 - ... of the native population, but, at the same time, that of affording instruction to the officers of the Company in the native languages, and of facilitating our more general researches into the history, condition, and resources of these countries. An institution of this kind, formed on a simple, but respectable plan, would be hailed with satisfaction by the native chiefs, who, as far as their immediate means admit, may be expected to contribute to its support; and a class of intelligent natives,...

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