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this purpose from about the year 1822, in which sixty Hindoo children receive instruction.*

Such was the illustrious person whose removal from an extensive field of usefulness, we feel to be a call for trust and submission; and such the nature and extent of his labours in it. Premature we might be tempted to think his summons from life, while the powers

of his mind were in their vigour, and while his sources of enjoyment and of self-improvement were so great, in the intercourses of friendship and affection, in the honour and attachment of wise and good men of all ranks and of all persuasions, in the engagements of kindness and benevolence, in the perception of the effects of his labours of patriotism and philanthropy, in the pursuit of truth, the study of scripture, and the exercise of piety : but the future is unknown; and God's time is best. Protracted life might have displayed, in languor and exhaustion, if not in depression, the natural effects, on a frame like his, of a long course of that arduous toil and often severe conflict, which had been occasioned by his own beneficent purposes, or by the harrassing opposition and even hostility of others. He might have had unlooked for trials of faith and patience, in the slow and sometimes interrupted operation of those causes of good to his country which his comprehensive and ardent mind must have viewed as now effectually commenced. At any rate, he has sunk to rest in the midst of affection and respect, with all those purposes carried into effect which had been his object through life: and could we have known the thoughts of his heart, when he believed the hour of his departure approaching, I am persuaded that we should have found, blended with them, the emotions of devout thankfulness—which now fill our hearts—that he had lived so long, and that his toils and his conflicts had not been in vain.

* This fact is stated by Mr. Adam, of Calcutta, in his Correspondence with the Rev. Dr. Ware, of Boston, N. E.,“ relative to the Prospects of Christianity, and the means of promoting its reception in India”: reprinted in London in 1825. From this very valuable publication, some extracts on this subject will be found in Appendix (K). Mr. Adam says (p. 35). that of this school he and Mr. David Hare are the visiters.

They have not been in vain; and the tomb does not terminate their efficacy. The influence of his personal example and of his instructions will be felt impressively among many who have witnessed and received them. His writings will be more read and appreciated. Those who have been already acquainted with them, will review them with that new interest which the mournful thought produces, that he whose intelligence and benevolence dictated them, is now among the dead. The purposes of his exertions will, in the heart of many a one, receive a new impulse from the consideration that all who valued him for them and are able to promote them, are bound to do what they can to supply the loss of his efforts and his counsels. In many and various ways his great objects may be carried into effect, with an influence derived from the termination of his course, which the misinterpretation of his motives, or a wrong estimate of his mode of accomplishing them, or the belief that it peculiarly rested with him to effect them, might have contributed to prevent. The spirit under which he obviously laboured, will transfuse itself into the hearts of others who have those objects in view; and his writings will

aid the wise and benevolent in promoting them. • Though dead he yet speaketh'; and the voice will be heard impressively from the tomb, which, in his life, may have excited only the passing emotions of admiration or respect.

That voice may be heard by his intelligent Hindoo friends and other enlightened Brahmins. It may excite them to renewed and increased efforts to carry on the work of intellectual and moral improvement among their countrymen : to diffuse the purer light of religion which his writings contain, among those who are yet debased and superstitious : to give the advantages of a wise education to the young and uninformed : to rise themselves, and teach others to rise, above the narrow prejudices of caste and sex; and thereby weaken that thraldom which so much interrupts the progress of truth and virtue; and elevate, by knowledge and a just appreciation, those who may thus be the friends and companions of the present generation, and whose early instructions and training will so much promote the welfare of the next: to cooperate with the benevolent efforts of the British Government for the welfare of their country; and by giving the system adopted the aids they may effectually afford it, prepare for the extension and increase of the advantages which benevolent wisdom has in view. May we not hope, too, that his example will lead the best and most enlightened among the Hindoos to study, and thence to value, those Scriptures which he habitually studied and valued ? and, perceiving, as he has practically shown them, that the religion of Christ requires no renunciation, in faith and worship, of the purest and most ancient principles of their own, to follow him in this respect also, and to receive

themselves, and lead others to receive, the instructions of Jesus as the guide to peace and happiness? If such should be the results, his death will be blessed to their highest interests, and to those of their countrymen at large.

And will not that voice be heard by those among the avowed followers of Christ who entertain the same views that he did, respecting the unity and worship of the Supreme Being, the blessed purposes of the Gospel, and the agency of Christ in effecting them ? Those especially who, in the British capital of India, are Unitarians, in avowed profession or in unacknowledged belief, may now feel themselves called upon to employwithout precipitancy or heated zeal, but with faithful earnestness and sound discretion -- whatever opportunities may be presented to promote the reception of the Gospel in its simplicity; and those at a distance may well experience a renewed impulse to assist, if the power be afforded us, in presenting the inestimable treasure to the natives of India, or in preparing them to value and embrace it. If the British and American Unitarians cannot do this by direct means, we may do it by contributing, as far as in us lies, to the promotion, among those who already receive the Gospel, of what we believe to be the real scriptural views as to the character and dealings of our Heavenly Father, and the worship due to him, and of the work and doctrine of him whom he hath appointed to be our Lord, our Saviour, and our Judge. In my opinion it is certain, that it is only in connexion with the full acknowledgment of the unity and essential mercy of God, and with the direction of worship to Him ALONE, that the Gospel of Christ and its inestimable blessings can be extensively and effectually received among the intelligent Heathen, or that it can be embraced at all by those who, together with the admixtures and deficiencies of Mahommedanism, maintain, with the Jews, as an essential doctrine of religion, that God is one.- Jehovah will reign, in truth and righteousness, over the whole earth; but in that day Jehovah shall be one, and his name one.' Zech. xiv. 9.

Those who, in the spirit of their Lord, are earnestly endeavouring to promote the reception of his Gospel in the vast regions of Hindostan, but who, (in connexion with the plain and profitable words which, Christ himself declared, are spirit and life-the words, obedience to which he hath taught to be essential to the final acceptance of his followers, and which, if obeyed, must conduct here, in wisdom and in duty, towards perfect light and holiness and blessedness hereafter,) are pressing upon the belief of the Heathen those doctrines which experience has shown cannot be received as divine truth by the cultivated and intelligent Hindoos, and which the book of Acts might convince them were not taught by Peter to the Jews or to the devout Centurion, nor by Paul, in the first instance at least, to the Gentiles—may be led to reconsider their system of conversion, and to learn from the wise and pious Brahmin how best they may introduce into the hearts of the Idolater and of the disciple of Mahomet, the words of everlasting life. Even if Christ had really taught his disciples by his spirit, doctrines which he had not in command from the Father to teach them personally, still must his example be a sufficient warrant to his followers to teach first those things which he

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