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buted, Abdool Messia ....
358 Select Stories (Two Editions)
1500 824 First Six Centuries, abridged from Milner -500 466 Conversion of Augustine
1000 988 The City of God, by ditto...
645 Life of Swartz..
1500 1268 Hale's Rules
1000 901 Hale's Antidotes against the Calamities of Life, 500 132 Milner's Church History, 1st Century
147 Scripture Promises
262 Early Rising (from Law)
102 Law and Babington on Education.
133 L'Amico dell' Uomo: Jan. to Dec. 1826
750 646 L'Amico dell' Uomo : Jan. to Dec. 1827. 1000
223 Image Worship, (Milner Vol. 111. Cent. 8. Ch.3.) 1000
99 368 353
48 398 367 104 777 1000
13,500 GREEK. Short Stories .
1000 Short History of Three Centuries.
1500 Nine Dialogues ....
1000 Meditations (Two Editions).
2000 Nature and Grace
1000 Hale's Rules
1000 Life of David
1000 Baxter's Call (abridged).
1000 Commentary on Acts..
1000 Church at Ephesus....
1000 Ditto at Athens..
1000 Ditto at Thessalonica.
1000 Converted Jailor
1000 Abdool Messia....
1000 Tract on Education
1000 Philanthropos : Jan. to Dec. 1826
1000 Philanthropic Gazette : Jan. to June 1827... 500
18,000 ARABIC. Primer
1000 Primer, and Sermon on the Mount
1000 Primer, Proverbs, & Lokmann's Fables..(2 Ed.) 5500 Primer, and Scripture Texts.
500 Sermon on the Mount.
2000 St. Peter's Epistles.
1000 St. John's Epistles
1000 Green's Questions
1000 Dialogue between a Traveller and Yourself... 1500 Dairyman's Daughter .....
1750 Prayers for Morning and Evening, for every day in the week.
500 Life of William Kelly
1750 Dr. Watts's First Catechism for Children 2000 Life and Death of Rev. Pliny Fisk.......
500 The End of Time..
500 Acts, the Second Chapter..
1000 Address to Children..
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In a recent Letter, Mr. Jowett requests to be furnished, as early as possible, with founts of Ethiopic and Amharic Types : he also states that Mr. Schlienz was about to prepare an Amharic Spelling Book, with Reading Lessons from the New Testament.
It will be heard with pleasure, that the British and Foreign Bible Society is now printing the Acts of the Apostles, and the Epistles, in Amharic and Ethiopic.
Turkey and Greece. The Rev. John Hartley's visit to Malta at the beginning of last year, and his return to Constantinople, were noticed in the last Report. Early in June, he removed to the Island of Prinkipo, in the Sea of Marmora, for the purpose of intercourse with Mr. Brewer, one of the American Missionaries; and, in July, he accompanied Mr. Brewer to Smyrna. Dr. Korck, whose arrival at Malta has been noticed, left that place on the 11th of August for Smyrna, where he joined Mr. Hartley on the 26th. During his residence at Smyrna, he was engaged in the study of Turkish, and the circulation of the Scriptures and Tracts. His health had for some time been declining; but appears, from the last accounts, somewhat better.
Mr. Hartley's chief reason for removing to Smyrna was, that he might take the place of the Rev. Mr. Arundel, the Chaplain to the British Factory, in order to enable that Gentleman to visit England; but circumstances occurring to prevent his visit, Mr. Hartley engaged in a Modern-Greek Service every Sunday, in the Chapel of the Dutch Consulate.
The last Report noticed the painfully affecting condition of the Jews who had confessed Christ at Constantinople. Full particulars have been given in the Missionary Register (pp. 205, 210, and 328, 329,) by which it will be seen, that, while one of them has returned to Judaism, the others have been enabled, by Divine Grace, to remain firm in avowing themselves disciples of Jesus of Nazareth, and have witnessed a good confession. There seems but little hope of the termination of their sufferings: on this subject Mr. Hartley writes
The two Converts, John B. Castro and John Cohen, are still faithful. They have suffered six months' imprisonment for the sake of Christ; but we have great reason to fear that they will either be delivered into the hands of the Jews, or have their imprisonment perpetuated.
In a subsequent Letter he remarks
I have not the shadow of hope that they will ever emerge from the walls of their prison. The diabolical hatred of the Jews against Jesus of Nazareth, the deadly hostility which the Turks at present cherish against the English, and doubtless the malice of that Evil Spirit who is the original source of all sin-these are all combined to effect the ruin of our suffering friends.
He afterwards adds
Men, who enjoy all the rights, the privileges, and the comforts of England, can form no conception of the weight of misery which crushes the human race in these unhappy countries. My heart is sick with the habitual instances of flagrant injustice which pass within my observation.
observation. Do not imagine that the sufferings of the two Converts are a solitary example.
It appears, from Mr. Hartley's communications, that many other Jews have secretly embraced the Christian Faith.
The state of things at Constantinople is thus noticed by Mr. Hartley, in a Letter written in the month of June
The Roman Catholics are exceedingly violent. A young Roman Catholic from Poland visits me continually, and is embracing the truth in a very zealous manner. Ever since I came, I have been engaged, as much as I could attend to, in conversation, reading, and prayer, with Greeks and Catholics, Jews and Armenians: thus has some seed been scattered but we must earnestly entreat God to bring about a great change: without this, there will be but little good done.
The sale of Books is but little: we distribute, however, a considerable number, not without hopes of benefit. Send me a moderate supply of Greek Books. We must, if possible, do something for Bucharest. I am informed that 30 Jews were baptized there, not long since, by the Greeks.
Besides the public exercise of his MINISTRY at Smyrna, Mr. Hartley has pursued his accustomed plan of private instruction. Of his proceedings he gives the following account, in September:
I have found opportunities of visiting families from house tu house, to a considerable extent; and I have given regular instruction in religion to some of the younger individuals of the Dutch Congregation. Amongst the Greeks, I have had the
satisfaction to find, that many of those who had had their attention directed to the Scriptures by Mr. King and myself, during my former visit, have continued to study them : and, though I should hesitate to pronounce them converted Christians, it must be acknowledged that they have at least attained to some degree of light, and have been brought in some measure to feel the importance of the subject. I shall bring forward the conduct and character of a young Greek, as a proof that truth does not fail of producing some effect in Smyrna. I had been in the habit of reading the New Testament and of praying with this young man, during my former visit; and I was glad to find, on my return, that he had remained stedfast to what he had learned and heard. Having had his mind awakened to the pursuit of truth, he has read with great diligence the books with which I have furnished him; and, by the Divine Blessing, he has been saved by this means from infidelity on one hand, and superstition on the other. Not long ago, he came to inform me that he was going to take the Communion in the Greek Church. “What,” said I, "can you reconcile it with your conscience to partake of that Sacrament, when you know that its celebration is coupled with the most gross idolatry, and when you are totally at variance with the ideas which are entertained in the Oriental Church on that subject?" "I have spoken my mind freely to the Priest,” he replied. “In compliance with our Lord's injunction to do this in remembrance of Him, I go to partake of the symbols of His body and blood. I told the Priest most positively that I did not believe it right to worship pictures, or to pray to saints; and therefore, after such a declaration, I conceive that I have nothing to do with any such performances. The Priest did by no means, in consequence, refuse to administer the elements to me, but made use of expressions which shewed that my conversation had produced considerable impression on him." It was with these views that he partook of the Sacrament; and I was far from feeling at liberty to condemn his conduct.
Towards the close of September, Mr. Hartley left Smyrna ; and, accompanied by Mr. Brewer, made a tour among the Islands of the Archipelago and in the Peloponnesus. He visited Mycone, Tino, Delos, Syra twice, and Hydra; afterwards landed at Napoli di Romania, and thence proceeded by land to Argos and Corinth; crossed the Isthmus at Cenchrea; and at the date of the last accounts was at Egina, where he purposed passing the winter, and appeared to have a wide field of usefulness. · He was joined by Dr. Korck early in January :. Mr. Hartley writes from Egina in November
• Our travels have not been without benefit, and they hold out the prospect of still greater. We have established depôts for the sale of the Scriptures in almost every place of importance which we have visited; and we are glad to find that there is an encouraging demand for them. In the island of Mycone we left 35 copies of the New Testament: THEY WERE ALL SOLD THE VERY FIRST DAY. The Malta Publications we have also distributed to some extent, and I feel confident that I never before dispersed books with such good effect. Finding of what great importance it is at this moment to present the greatest possible check to the progress of infidelity, we have made great use of Bishop Porteus's Summary of Evidences, of Lord Lyttleton's Treatise on the Conversion of St. Paul, and of Leslie's Easy Method with the Deists. I find such books as these not only extremely suited to the present exigencies of Greece, but also much more readily and attentively read than works of a less argumentative character. A work of infinite value for Greece would be a good History of the Reformation.
In connection with this last subject, Mr. Hartley writes from Syra
We have made most interesting acquaintance with Theophilus, whom you will remember as Professor at Haivali; and with Eustratius, and many other well-informed Greeks. Almost all seem favourable to the work of Reformation, though deficient, at present, in those qualities which are requisite for carrying on such a work with vigour : it is not improbable, however, that it may please God to prepare soine of them for this so great an undertaking.
By a Letter addressed by Mr. Hartley to Mr. Brewer from Egina, it appears that there was a considerable demand for the Scriptures there: Mr. Hartley had sold all the copies which he had taken with him, and had written for two hundred more.
Egypt and Abyssinia. In the last Report it was stated, that the German Brethren had all assembled at Caïro, and had adopted the following plan for their proceedings: the Rev. W. Kruse and the Rev. J. R. T. Lieder, with Mrs. Krusé, were to remain in Egypt; and the Rev. S. Gobat, Rev. C. Kugler, and Rev. T. Mueller, with Girgis the Abyssinian, had proceeded as far as Beyrout, on their visit to Syria and Palestine.
Mr. Lieder spent from the 19th of May to the 20th of June in a visit to the Province of Faioum, in the Desert to the west of the Nile.