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<> f useful Im ^ wledge and science , the freedom of the press , arid civil and re ligious liberty , he is a firm , but rational friend . Of this , a note which he addressed to tbe author of tfce present outline , without the slightest aid or preparation , bears decisive evidence . . ¦ . . _
" The note in question .., which we shall here insert , was a reply to a gentleman who lately saw him in Calcutta , and relates to the institution of a Native Subscription School which
that gentleman had originated high up the country , but which , after a promising commencement , was blighted , tkougii not destroyed , by the ingenious subtleties and engrossing
selfishness of priestcraft , cbnscious of its own unrighteous usurpations , and which , in India , as elsewhere , is eager to denounce and resist every step towards intellectual improvement , or the correction of superstition . " Rammolnm Roy presents his compliments to " , and begs to return the Persian prospectus which ¦ kindly
sent him two days ago . R . R . is sorry to learn that ¦ ¦ * s humane attempt has for the present failed to meet with success ; but he hopes that friends of literature and liberty will not be disheartened by this unhappy circumstance : as justly observes , ' Rome was not built in a day / R . R , feels obliged by * s kind offer of hospitality . * and he
shallnot fail tp avail himself ef it , should Providence enable him to visit tafte l 3 n £ In which , and which alone * ja ^ pl&C ^ s-liis hope for either civil or religicte hbertj in RR India . —— > . ' s Moonshee flwour R ^ S . . with a visit ; he is a nice young man , possessed of good abilities . . fe » has the pleasure of sending a few copes of his publications , and three numbers of
the Brahmunical Magazine , the prddtitetion of a friend , of which he begs ¦ ¦¦ n - % acceptance . + :. ¦ * " * R . R . fervently wishes a speedy
and agreeable voyage , and the enjoyment of the company of his friends in England * " ' February 15 , 1823 . " " Bat the lively interest he took in the progress of South American emancipation , eminently marks the greatness and benevolence of '" his mind , and
was created , he said , by the perusal of the detestable barbarities inflicted by Spain to subjugate , and afterwards continued by the Inquisition , to retain in bondage that unhappy country . * What V replied he , ( upon being
asked why he had celebrated by illuminations , by an elegant dinner ^ to about sixty Europeans , and by a speech composed and delivered in English by himself , at his house in Calcutta , the arrival of important news of the success of fthe ] Spanish patriots , ) What ! ought I to be insensible to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures wherever they are , or howsoever
un-• " Referring to his design to visit Europe . t " List ofRammohun Roy ' s publications , referred to in Ms ntfte of February 15 , 1822 . 1 Translation of the Ishopanishad , one of the Chapters of tbe Jajur Veda , esta * Wishing the Unity and Incomprehensibility of the Supreme Being ; and that hi * worship alone can lead to Eternal Beatitude . \ Ditto of the Cena lifpanishad , one of the Chapters of the same Veda .
1 Ditto of the Vedaat , or Resolution of all the Veds , the most celebrated and revered work of Brahmunical Theology , establishing the Unity of the Supreme faeirig and that he alone is the Object of Propitiation and Worship . . 1 Translation of the Monduk-Opunishud of the Uthurvu-Ved . 1 Ditto of the Kuth-Opunishud of the Ujoor-Ved . 2 Defence of Hindoo Theism , in Reply to an Attack of an Advocate for Idolatry at Madras . ' • •
2 Translation of Two Conferences between an Advocate and an Opponent of the Practice of " Burning Widows alive . " . 1 Brief Remarks regarding Modern Encroachments on the Ancient Rights ; of Eemales , l r , accor ( iln 8 to * the Hindoo Law of Inheritance . ' : ihe Precept s of J « su 8 , the Guide to Peace and Happiness , extracted from the Books of the ^ w ^ estament , ascribed to the four Evangelists . With T ^ fpglations into ( S i 4 ng * cj > f $ LW d Bengalee , ' '" VV * '" ' ¦ ? 6 B » dhmuntaii ^ w 3 K Tbe Mlsiibnary and ¦ t ^/ Bifc . tfy * > PiUpflbftd _ countiymw ^^^ D ^ B ^ r ; - ' - - - ' ¦ f r ; , '/;// , t : :: r :: !; ' : ' : l'K »» ' ' ¦ r * D I . , * . ¦ r , V' : i . ' ' ' , " > ~ . , ** i-w : <*»—"
Rammohun Rap nnd EStriburgh Mhgazirte . * \ S 77
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 577, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/17/