Pitcairn, The Island, The People, and The Pastor; A Short Account of The Mutiny of The Bounty [NOOK Book]

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Pitcairn, The Island, The People, and The Pastor; A Short Account of The Mutiny of The Bounty written by the Rev. Thos. Boyles Murray, M.A. who was a Secretary of The Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge. This book was published in London, in 1853, a short 64 years after the mutiny. This is the second edition (352 pages).

This book also contains many illustrations.

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Pitcairn, The Island, The People, and The Pastor; A Short Account of The Mutiny of The Bounty

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Overview

Pitcairn, The Island, The People, and The Pastor; A Short Account of The Mutiny of The Bounty written by the Rev. Thos. Boyles Murray, M.A. who was a Secretary of The Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge. This book was published in London, in 1853, a short 64 years after the mutiny. This is the second edition (352 pages).

This book also contains many illustrations.

The Publisher has copy-edited this book to improve the formatting, style and accuracy of the text to make it readable. This did not involve changing the substance of the text. Some books, due to age and other factors may contain imperfections. Since there are many books such as this one that are important and beneficial to literary interests, we have made it digitally available.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

....Much has been written about Pitcaim's Island; but the subject is a very fruitful one; and recent events have added greatly to the interest felt in the condition of the islanders. The arrival of their Pastor in England; his admission soon afterwards into holy orders; his desire to return, as speedily as possible, to the place of his choice; and, lastly, his interview with the Queen, and Prince Albert, to which he was graciously admitted two days previous to his quitting our shores; these things have brought to our minds the circumstances of Pitcairn, and its inhabitants, in a very striking manner.
....Amidst all the attentions which Mr. Nobbs received during his short sojourn in England, in the latter part of 1852, and which he truly appreciated, the thought of his flock at Pitcairn was evidently uppermost in his mind. Those who felt an interest in him, having heard of the virtuous habits and happy lives of the people, were less surprised at their pastor's wish to rejoin them, as soon as his errand was accomplished, that he might be again useful, more useful than before, and live and die among them. His connexion with the island is, however, of the nearest kind. His wife is living there, who is a grandaughter of Fletcher Christian; and they have eleven children.
....The mention of Fletcher Christian reminds us of the origin of the present settlement at Pitcaim's Island. Without further anticipating, therefore, the eventful history which is connected with the place, and which proves that real life may be as romantic as fiction, the author will proceed to give an account of the island, and of the troublous times which preceded the pure and peaceful condition of this singular community.
....Justly does it raise our wonder and gratitude to contemplate so exemplary a race, sprung from so guilty a stock. We hope and pray, that God's grace and blessing may remain upon this people; that no evil influence may come nigh to hurt them; and that they may still perceive and know religion to be the basis of their happiness. Then, happy Pitcairn, sea-girt isle! may you long continue a living model of all that is lovely, and of good report; and may nations not disdain to follow your example!
....Lest it should be supposed by any reader, that the accounts of the present condition of the island are too delightful to be real, the author has thought it right to bring forward an array of testimony, in the shape of letters from living witnesses of unimpeachable credit, who have themselves visited the spot, and become personally acquainted with the people and the pastor.
....The author feels that his cordial thanks are due to the many friends, who have favoured him with the loan of original manuscripts and drawings. It also gives him much satisfaction to acknowledge the courteous manner in which the authorities at the Admiralty complied with his request for particulars relating to the subject of his work.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016202457
  • Publisher: Digital Text Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,286,086
  • File size: 986 KB

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