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DISCOURSE XXI.

Page The anticipated End of the World should induce a useful and pious Life

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DISCOURSE XXII.
Trust in the Most High, the best Defence against Fear .

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DISCOURSE XXIII. The Lord Christ's Command to Christianize all Nations. . 300

DISCOURSE XXIV.

Man in this World is not by Right, but by Divine Permission, a temporary Resident

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DISCOURSE XXV.

Sources of Consolation to the Believer

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DISCOURSE XXVI. The Power of Christ resting on his People and Servants, the only true Cause of Glorying

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Hints on the Means requisite to promote Christian Knowledge throughout the World

356 Proposal for bettering the Morals and Condition of Sailors in China

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Tract, addressed to Sailors

372 A Brief Inquiry into what may reasonably be expected of

Messengers or Apostles of the Churches to unevangelized
Nations.

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On the Qualificatims and Duties of Directors or Managing
Committees of Missionary Societies

399 A Parting Word to Protestant Missionaries

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PARTING MEMORIAL,

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DISCOURSE I.

INTRODUCTION.

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The city of Canton in China is situated on the banks of a river about one hundred miles from the sea. The river is in this part of its progress called Chookeang, The Pearl River," from the circumstance of its once having contained pearl oysters.

Between the walls of the city and the river, on the south west corner, is the residence of Europeans and Americans, who visit China for commercial purposes. In this neighbourhocd also are situated the counting-houses, warehouses, and shops, of those natives who are concerned in European com

These native warehouses are in Chinese called Hongs, Walks," from their extent.

On Saturday, the 2d of Nov. 1822, a fire, which broke out the preceding night, about half a mile to the north of the British Factories, extended southward and westward, with tremendous fierceness; and, impelled by a strong gale, overpowered all human efforts to resist its progress, till factories, hongs, and shops, were involved in flames, and consumed in one general conflagration. Thousands of houses, and millions of property were entirely destroyed. About a hundred lives were lost, partly by the fire, and partly by attacking or defending property. The governor of Canton, and all the local magistrates, attended.

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