A Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock, K. C. B. [NOOK Book]

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Section 3IV. in The testimony which has been borne to Have- lock in India, since his death, might have been borne on board the " General Kyd." " Have- lock," it has been said in India, " was a Christian — not as men now usually are, according a faint belief to the doctrines taught in childhood, but ...
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A Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock, K. C. B.

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Section 3IV. in The testimony which has been borne to Have- lock in India, since his death, might have been borne on board the " General Kyd." " Have- lock," it has been said in India, " was a Christian — not as men now usually are, according a faint belief to the doctrines taught in childhood, but a man of the true old Puritan stamp, a man who really believed, and who, seeing the path of duty, held consequences as light as air. His piety underlaid his entire character. There could be but one path — that of duty ; and therefore he was never indecisive. There could be but one object of fear — sin ; and personal danger was as the idle wind. There could be but one who ruled — that was the Most High God ; wherefore exultation and despondency were alike impossible." In this temper he landed with his regiment in India in 1823, determined from the first, "as a solemn Christian duty, to devote his time and attention to the spiritual welfare of his men, and to assemble them together, as opportunity might be afforded, for reading the Scriptures and for devotional exercises." " He also immediately sought out the men moat distinguished in Calcutta for their piety, and amongst the rest the Rev. Mr. Thomason, the Chaplain of the Mission Church, who then stood with the foremost of all the good and godly in the metropolis." His fellowship with these " good and godly" men continued all the while he was in garrison at Fort William, the Scriptures opening to him in yet greater fulness, and his consecration to his Saviour'sservice assuming yet greater intelligence and force. With his men he was assiduous and discreet; the earnest exhorter always, but the exhorter who sought to win them to the Lord Christ. No indiscriminate endeavors were his—endeavors which overlooked constitutional diversities, and made no all...
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  • BN ID: 2940023788302
  • Publisher: R. Carter & Brothers
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  • Edition description: Digitized from 1876 volume

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