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*The Particular Baptists are Calvinists. The General Baptists are those of any other description who agree in the practice of baptizing adults by immersion.



*Major Scott Waring says there are no irons in any private house in Bengal, and that the mention of them must therefore be a fabrication. But any person who reads the accounts of this mission must be little able to appreciate human character, and the value of human testimony, if he can suspect these men of falsehood. They relate in English what was said in the language of Bengal, and an Englishman would naturally use this familiar expression, though it might not literally represent the Bengalee word. The restraint being the same, it is of little import whether the instrument used was a chain or a yoke. Who ever supposed that irons were kept in private houses? They are to be had when wanted in Bengal as well as in England.



*The author of the Sanscrit Grammar noticed in the Fifth Article of this Number.



*A Bamboo, perhaps twenty feet long, had been fastened at one end to a stake driven into the ground, and held down over the fire by men at the other.



*Yet there are men in Britain who reckon every attempt to introduce Christianity among these people as fanatical; and whose charity leads them to talk of their going to heaven in their own way!



*'O, Sir,' say the Converts in a letter to England, 'though we thought that many nations had many kinds of Shasters, yet in the country of the English we thought there was no Shaster at all; not concerning sin and holiness, those that are here have no judgment at all. We have even thought that they were not men, but a kind of other creatures like devourers. One of the richest inhabitants of Tanjore said to Swartz, Sir, if you send a person to us, send us one who has learned all your ten commandments.' The letter of this excellent good man to the Society for promoting Christian knowledge, in reply to Mr. Montgomery Campbell (the Major Waring of his day) proves incontestibly the fresh benefit which he in his missionary capacity conferred both upon the native Indians and the British, and may be referred to as a triumphant demonstration that it is our interest to introduce Christianity in India.



*His teacher.

Published @ RC

September 2006