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Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society   By: (1803-1881)

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Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society is a captivating literary collection that grants readers a unique window into the mind and experiences of the renowned writer and translator, George Borrow. Spanning over several years, this compilation of letters reveals Borrow's intense dedication to spreading the Gospel and his unwavering commitment to the mission of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

Throughout the book, readers are treated to Borrow's vivid descriptions of his travels, encounters with people from diverse backgrounds, and his tireless efforts to translate and distribute the Bible to remote and often overlooked communities. Borrow's writing style is both eloquent and genuine, allowing readers to experience these events as if they were right there alongside him.

One particular aspect that stands out in these letters is Borrow's incredible linguistic prowess. He effortlessly navigates through various languages, from English and Spanish to Welsh and Romani. As readers, we are privileged to witness Borrow's passion for languages and his determination to overcome barriers in order to deliver the biblical message to all.

What distinguishes this collection is how Borrow's personal motivations and struggles seep through the pages. In his correspondence, we catch glimpses of his inner conflicts, doubts, and frustrations. The letters provide an intimate insight into Borrow's character and his unwavering desire to fulfill his purpose.

Moreover, the book also sheds light on the historical context within which Borrow operated. Set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century, Borrow's letters capture the spirit of a time when religious beliefs strongly influenced society. This backdrop of religious fervor adds depth and richness to the reading experience and makes the book truly compelling.

One minor criticism of the collection is its occasionally repetitive nature. As the letters span a significant timeframe, some anecdotes and themes may appear more than once. However, this repetition also serves to reinforce Borrow's passions and convictions, allowing readers a greater understanding of his true character.

In conclusion, Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society is a must-read for enthusiasts of religious history, travel literature, and linguistic adventures. Through his vibrant descriptions and personal reflections, Borrow offers readers an enlightening journey into his life, his mission, and his unwavering devotion to making the Bible accessible to all. Whether you are familiar with Borrow's works or are encountering his writings for the first time, this collection will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.

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LETTERS OF GEORGE BORROW TO THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY

Published by Direction of the Committee

EDITED BY T. H. DARLOW

HODDER AND STOUGHTON LONDON NEW YORK TORONTO 1911

TO WILLIAMSON LAMPLOUGH CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY THESE LETTERS FROM THE SOCIETY'S DISTINGUISHED AGENT ARE DEDICATED WITH MOST SINCERE RESPECT AND REGARD BY THEIR EDITOR

To the Rev. J. Jowett

WILLOW LANE, ST. GILES, NORWICH, Feb. 10 th , 1833.

REVD. AND DEAR SIR, I have just received your communication, and notwithstanding it is Sunday morning, and the bells with their loud and clear voices are calling me to church, I have sat down to answer it by return of post. It is scarcely necessary for me to say that I was rejoiced to see the Chrestomathie Mandchou, which will be of no slight assistance in learning the Tartar dialect, on which ever since I left London I have been almost incessantly occupied... Continue reading book >>




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