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may come when no man can work, he felt unwilling to keep the manuscript for a year. Besides, one advantage of publishing is, that plans are ventilated somewhat, and changes suggested which may be highly beneficial in future.

MADRAS, 28th November, 1864.

ERRATA. Few Indian compositors understand the meaning of what they'set up. Hence the correction of the press is attended with peculiar difficulties. Want of time prevents the Compiler from giving a list of Errata, which he regrets are numerous. At page 17, line 29, for “other," substitute

'" several ;"

Everts,” page 19, should be Evarts;" “ Kirttnas,” page 125, should be “Kirttans ;" &c. Still, the reader will be able to inake out easily what is meant.

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VI. STUDY OF THE PEOPLE..

71

Importance, 71. Geography, 72. History, 73. Social

Life, 73. Charıcter of the Hindus, 74. Attachment to

Form, 74. Insincerity, 80. Minor Features, 81. Posi-

tion of Hindu Women, 83. Religious Systems, 84. Value

of Knowledge, 84. Demon Worship, 85. System of the

Vedas, 86. Modern Hinduism, 88. Hindu Philosophy,

90. Hindu Sects, 93. Brahmism, 93. Muhammadanism,

93. Parsiism, 94. Bud ihism and Jainism, 94 Missions,

94. Library, 96. Reading Club, 96. Sedentary Habits

to be Deprecated, 97.

VII. SELECTION OF STATIONS......

97

Evils of Isolated Stations, 97. Concentration of Effort,

101. Cities versus Villages, 102. Which Cities should

be chosen ? Rural Districts cannot be worked from

cities, 105. Preliminary Inquiries, 106.

VIII. SURVEYING THE FIELD......

107

Special Prayer, 107. Importance of Investigation, 107.

General Inquiries, 109. Special Inquiries, 112. Mis-

sionary Library, 118.

IX. PREACHING TO THE HEATHEN...

119

The Command, 119. Pre-eminence of Preaching, 119.

Danger of being turned aside, 120. How to Begin, 121.

Style of address, 125. Native Proverbs and Stanzas,

136. Intelligible Language, 137. Conduct with refer-

ence to False Religions, 139. Evidences of Christi.

anity, 144. Chief Topics, 145. Questioning, 146. Invi.

tation at the close, 147. Controversy, 148. Put off Objec-

tions till the close, 150. Answering Objections, 153.

The Temper, 156. Love, the great element of Suc-

cess, 153. Itinerancies, 159. Errors committed, 159,

North Tinnevelly Itinerancy, 161. Course Recom-

mended, 166. Preaching at Festivals, 173. Preaching in

Towns, 173. Street Preaching, 173. Qualifications, 174.

Repetition, 176. Preaching Houses, 177. Zayats, 180.

X. VISITING THE HEATHEN, ETC.....

182

Advantages, 182. The Higher Classes, 183. Neglect by

Missionaries, 183. Hints on Etiquette, 185. Mode of

introducing Religion, 188. Receiving Visits, 189. Lec-

tures, 189. Magic Lantern, 190. Native Music, 190.

XI. INQUIRERS........

192

Difficulties, 192. Motives of Inquirers, 194. Treatment

of Inquirers, 197. Temporal Support, 200. Discourage-

meut to be guarded against, 202. Baptism, 203. Cer-

tificates of Baptism, 204.

XII. NATIVE CHRISTIANS, GENERAL VIEW ..... 204

Roman Catholics, 214. Protestant Native Christians,

Number and Distribution, 205. Original Castes, 208.

Motives for embracing Christianity, 2i1. Character of

Converts, 216.

XIII. NATIVE MINISTERS AND CATECHISTS..... 221

Advantages of Native Agents, 221. Classes of Agents,

222. Native Agency a Test of a Mission, 223. Mis-

sionaries not Pastors, 224. The Training of Native

Agents, 227. Necessity, 227. Modes of Training, 227.

Teaching of English, 233. Salaries and Position, 238.

Salary Question, 238. Standard, 244. Question of

Position, 250. Conduct towards Native Agents, 252. Mis-

apprehensions, 252. Example in every thing, 255. Love

the animating Principle, 257. Undue Confidence and

Suspicion, 258. Qualifications of Agents to be consider-

ed, 259. Improvement in Knowledge, 260. Training to

Independence, 368. Social Intercourse, 270. Holy

Enthusiasm, 270. Meetings for Prayer, 271.

XIV. THE NATIVE CHURCH....

272

Christian Villages, 272. Interference with Temporal Con-

cerns, 275 Forming Congregations, 278. Public Wor-

ship, 281. Sunday Schools, 282. Singing, 282. Cottage

Lectures, 283. Attendance Register, 283. Learning to

Read, &c., 284. Missionary Meetings, 284. Self Support,

285. Importance, 285. Objects, 288. Rate of giving, 292.

Endowvients, 295. General Fund, 299. Modes of Rais-

ing Money, 300, Lay Agency and Congregational Orga-

nization, 305. Unpaid Agency, 305. Importance, 305.

Safeguard against Abuses, 308. Classes of Agents, 308.

Supposed Difficulties, 313. Course suggested, 313.

Future Government of the Indian Church, 314. Eoils

to be guarded against, 316. Caste Feeling, 316.

Marriage Difficulties, 317. Heathen Practices, 318.

Quarrelling, 318. Getting into Debt, 319. Concluding

Remarks, 319.

XV. EDUCATION ...

319

Value, 319. Causes of Partial Failure, 322. Non-Christian

Teachers, 331. Vernacular Schools, 339. Stages, 339.

Conditions of Success, 341. Course of Instruction. 344.

School Fees, 345. Mixed Schools, 346. Night Schools,

346. Boarding Schools, 346. English Education, 348.

Heathen Holidays, 350. Range of Studies, 351, Cor-

poral Punishment, 352. Intercourse with former Pupils,

352. Grants-in-aid and University Examinations, 353.

Measures for the improvement of Education, 356. Train.

ing Institutions, 357. Periodical Meetings, 357. Suita-

ble Books, 357. Systematic Examination and careful

Inspection, 357.

XVI. CHRISTIAN LITERATURE......

358

Native Literature, 358. Limited Circulation, 58. Room

for Extension, 361. The Scriptures, 361. Tracts, 363.

Periodicals, 365. Books, 365. Native Minister's Library,

365. Preparation of Books, 370. Means of Circulation,

372. Sale or Gratuitous Distribution, 372. Book-Shops,

375. Book Agent, 378. Book-Hawkers, 378. Native

Booksellers, 379.

XVII. EFFORTS FOR FEMALES ......

......... 379

The Missionary's Wife, 379. Proper Choice, 379. Domestic

Affairs, 381. Study of the Language, 382. Duty to her

Husband, 382. Duty to her Children, 383. Efforts for

others, 385. Mothers' Meetings, 385. Intercourse dur-

ing Tours, 386. Female Education, 386 Day Schools,

386. Boarding Schools, 388. Zenana Schools, 388.

Bible Women, 392.

XVIII. INTERCOURSE WITH EUROPEANS...... 392

With Missionaries of the same Society, 392. Harmony,

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