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Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar

First Modern Missionary to the Mohammedans, 1781-1812

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Author: George Smith
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 187,178 / 337 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: BV
Downloads: 391
Added to site: 2011.12.05 31062
Genre: Religion

A book about a catholic missionary to the two divisions of Islam, in India and Persia, and in Arabia and Turkey.

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p>John, an elder brother of Thomas Martyn, was the father of John Martyn, who was born at Gwennap Churchtown, and, when young, was put as an accountant at Wheal Virgin Mine. He was soon made cashier to Ralph Allen Daniell, Esq., of Trelissick. Mr. Martyn held one-twenty-fourth of Wheal Unity Mine, where upwards of 300,000l. was divided. He then resided in a house opposite the Coinage Hall (now the Cornish Bank), Truro, a little below the present Market House. Here Henry Martyn was born February 18, 1781, and was sent thence to Dr. Cardew's School in 1788.

The new Town Hall stands on the site of the house.

The boy bore a family name which is common in Southwest England, and which was doubtless derived, in the first instance, from the great missionary monk of Celtic France, the founder of the Gallic Church, St. Martin, Bishop of Tours. Born in what is now Lower Hungary, the son of a pagan soldier of Rome, St. Martin, during his long life which nearly covered the fourth century, made an im



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