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The Friend of India (nos. 1-3)


The Friend of India (nos. 1-3)

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Excerpt from book: character, this prostration of spirit, evidently the offspring F Uie system in whicli the Smliii is degraded in the estimation tif all the other -classes, and what is-far more-injurious, even in his own. -Thus all the advantages of il.i- climate and the soil which render Bengal emphatically the Gulden of India, annihilated as to-all the .purposes of enjoyment. To look for a change under the. present religious system, were entirely hopeless. -If ever the Hindoos enjoy the blessings with hich Heaven has endued them, it inusl be through a ysteui benign as heaven itself, which while inscribes glory to God in ilie-hihcst, breathes peace ou earth and good will towards uitn. Art. IV.— Observations on certain ideas contained in the Introduction to " the Precepts of Jesus the Guide to Happiness and Peace."-Calcutta, 1820. -A few months ago when it was announced that a compilation from the four Gospels by a native of India, (it was sup- posed Ram-mohun Roy,) was in ihe press, designed for the use of his countrymen, much interest was excited in all who bad witnessed his laudable endeavours toxpoije the folly of the system of idolatry universally prevalent among his country-- men. The idea of a well informed Hindoo's bearing witness to the authenticity and excellence of the Divine Writings, ami recommending them to the perusal of his countrymen as being sble to make them wise unto salvation through -faith in Christ Jtstis, delighted all who felt an interest in the happiness of their Indian fellow subjects, and regarded their reception of the Sacred Oracles in all their divine authority, as the grand means by which this could be secured. In proportion however as the friends of religion were delighted with the idea of a Selection from the Sacred Scrip- lures by a Hindoo, hicli should i...  
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