Page images
PDF
EPUB

OF

REV. HENRY MARTYN.

WRITTEN FOR THE AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION,

BY JOHN HALL.

WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF ABDOOL MESSEEH,

A HINDOO CONVERT.

REVISED BY THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION.

AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.

PHILADELPHIA:
NO. 146 CHESNUT STREET.

BV
3708
1/3
H3

Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1831, by Paul Beck, Jr. Treasurer, in trust for the American Sunday School Union, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

2576

64

PREFACE.

This volume has been principally compiled from the tenth English edition of the Memoirs of MR. MARTYN, by the Rev. John SARGENT.

The author of the present publication has endeavoured to present his subject in a manner which may not mislead the young, in forming their estimate of Christian character, and to propose the humble missionary, as an imitable example, rather than an object of vague and curious admiration. To effect this design, he has avoided, as much as possible, the use of terms of personal eulogy; in hopes that the perusal of the biography will leave upon the youthful reader a deeper impression of the indispensable need of Divine power, to enable any creature to lead a useful and holy life. Chil dren are taught, at least by implication, to believe, that the eminent instances of piety and zeal, which are recorded both in sacred and ordinary history, are exceptions to the doctrine of Christ, who directed his disciples to say—even after they should have done all those things which were com

3

« PreviousContinue »