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illustrated.1849 Excerpt: ... MISSIONARY RECOLLECTIONS, No. 2.
Bishop Carrie.--Madras. My earliest recollections of a heathen land
are coupled with the memory of ODe who was ever spoken of at Madras
as the good Bishop A Corrie. No man, that I ever saw, had more
distinctly marked in face, form, speech, and countenance, the
character of S. Barnabas: "He was a good man and full of the Holy
Ghost." In stature and general appearance, he reminded me of Bishop
Chase, of Illinois, whom I knew when I was an undergraduate at
Oxford. Both were of a height and size which might be called
majestick. The American Prelate carrying with him the greater air
of activity and resolution; the English one, of gentleness and
compassion. Deeply as Bishop Chase interested me in his naratives
of labour and adventure in the wild woods, through which, with axe
in hand, he literally carved a way for the gospel, and won to the
Church the successive bishopricks of Ohio and Illinois, the walk of
Bishop Corrie among the idolatrous nations of the east was no less
illumined by the Sun of righteousness. He was one of the little
band of East India Company's Chaplains who, in the face of general
indifference and partial opposition, have vindicated the missionary
character of the Church of England. It is strange, indeed, that any
clergyman or christian could ever exist in the presence of idolatry
without attempting to preach and propagate the gospel: but it is
too true that numbers of our countrymen in India have lived, and
are still living, in daily intercourse with thousands of benighted
heathens, without so much as wishing to christianize them. Instead
of having their spirit stirred in them like St. Paul's, when he saw
the city of Athens wholly given to idolatry, they mostly stand
aloof from, and sometimes discredit and di...
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