The Last Days of Bishop Heber
by Thoma Robinson
From the Dedication: TO MRS. HEBER.
My Dear Madam,
I have yielded to the earnest solicitations of many friends, both in India and England, to give publicity to the notices contained in my private Journals of those last days of your beloved and lamented Husband, in which I consider it the highest honour of my life to have been his companion and friend. I did not anticipate, when I first arranged these papers for the press, that they would exceed a few pages; but, while my first object was only to assist and perpetuate the recollections of those who knew and loved him here, I was unwilling to omit any particular, of which I could speak from personal knowledge, that might present this model of a Christian Bishop to the admiration of those to whom, in the exercise of his high and holy office, he was known only from the voice of general fame.
Permit me to indulge my feelings of personal regard and esteem by prefixing your name to the English edition, and to express my hope that these pages may be found to supply some materials for a Memoir of his Life and Character, which the world will anxiously expect from your pen. 1 cannot neglect this opportunity of publicly expressing the grateful sense I shall ever retain of the distinguished friendship and kindness I experienced during my residence in your family, and my sincere hope that, whether in this theatre of his latest labors, or in our native land, I may be still honoured with a friendship inseparably associated in my heart with the name I can never cease to love.
My dear Madam,
With sincere respect and esteem,
Your obliged friend and servant,
Madras, July 11th, 1829.
bound: 368 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 9, 2017)
Weight: 1.4 pounds
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