The Life of John Wilson, D.D. F. R. S : For Fifty Years Philanthropist and Scholar in the East (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Life of John Wilson, D.D. F. R. S: For Fifty Years Philanthropist and Scholar in the East From 1864, when I first visited Bombay, to his death at the close of 1875, I learned to know the man as well as his work. But he cannot be so well reproduced on the cold page, for his own writings do not reﬂect the charm of his talk, which delighted generations of friends, from Sir John Malcolm to Lord Mayo and Lord Northbrook, Sir Bartle Frere and Mr. Grant Duff. My aim is that this volume may supply the materials, at least, from which his Country and the Church Catholic, oriental scholars, and the princes and educated natives of India, shall not only see what manner of man he was but be stimulated by his rare example. I hope also that the sketches of the other good and great men who worked for a time by his side, may not be without interest; and that, still more, it may be seen how the British Govern ment is rising to the height of our national responsibility for the good of the millions of Southern Asia, and of the neighbouring Malay, Chinese, Tatar, Persian, Arab, Abys sinian, and Negro peoples. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- Professor George Smith
- Hardback | 674 pages
- 152 x 229 x 37mm | 1,048g
- Publication date
- 18 Dec 2018
- Forgotten Books
- Illustrations note
- 10 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white