A Narrative of the Establishment and Progress of the Missions to Ceylon and India: Founded by the Late Rev. Thomas Coke, L.L.D., Under the Direction of the Wesleyan-Methodist Conference, Including Notices of Bombay and the Superstitions of Various Religious Sects at that Presidency, and on the Continent of India : with an Introductory Sketch of the Natural, Civil, and Religious History of the Island of Ceylon
author, 1823 - 404 من الصفحات
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afforded Alexander Johnstone appeared appointed arrival attended Ault Batticaloa Bisset blessing Bombay brethren Brownrigg Budhu Budhuist Captain Birch Ceylon Ceylonese character Christ Christian church circumstances Clough Colombo commenced congregation Connexion considerable conversation dæmons desire Divine Doctor Coke Dutch endeavoured engaged England English esteem European Excellency expressed favourable feelings friends Galle gentleman Gentoo Gospel Government Governor Harvard heathen honour hope idolatry immediately India inhabitants instruction interesting Island of Ceylon Jaffna Kandy Kandyan kind labours Lady land language letter Lord Lynch Madras Malabar Matura meeting ment Messrs Methodist mind morning natives Negombo persons Pettah pious pleasure Portuguese Portuguese language pray prayer preachers preaching present priests principal racter received religion religious rendered request residence respect Robert Brownrigg sermon servants Singhalese situation Society spirit Squance station Sunday things tion tree Trincomalee Twisleton Veddas venerable vessel Wesleyan Mission Wesleyan Missionaries worship
الصفحة 57 - While place we seek, or place we shun, The soul finds happiness in none ; But with a God to guide our way, 'Tis equal joy to go or stay. Could I be cast where Thou art not, That were indeed a dreadful lot; But regions none remote I call, Secure of finding God in all.
الصفحة 184 - And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
الصفحة 58 - ... overcome me When I take the Spirit's sword ; Then with ease I drive him from me, — Satan trembles at the word : 'Tis a sword for conquest made, Keen the edge and strong the blade.
الصفحة 35 - For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
الصفحة 56 - To souls impress' d with sacred Love ! Where'er they dwell, they dwell in Thee ; In heaven, in earth, or on the sea. To me remains nor place, nor time ; My country is in every clime ; I can be calm and free from care On any shore, since God is there.
الصفحة 392 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
الصفحة 57 - Tis equal joy to go or stay. Could I be cast where thou art not, That were indeed a dreadful lot ; But regions none remote I call, Secure of finding God in all. My country, Lord, art thou alone; Nor other can I claim or own ; The point where all my wishes meet ; My law, my love, life's only sweet ! I hold by nothing here below ; Appoint my journey, and I go ; Though pierc'd by scorn, oppress'd by pride, I feel thee good — feel nought beside.
الصفحة 326 - By one blow of a sword, the head of this noble child was severed from his body; streaming with blood and hardly inanimate, it was thrown into a rice mortar; the pestle was put into the mother's hands, and she was ordered to pound it, or be disgracefully tortured. To avoid the disgrace, the wretched woman did lift up the pestle and let it fall.