CHAPTER XXIII.
JOURNAL OF A DAY.

WE find him apologizing to a friend for not writing him, in this way: "I rose this morning at a quarterbefore six, read in chapter in the Hebrew Bible and spent the time till seven in private adresses to God. I then attended family prayers with the servants in Bengali. While tea was getting ready I read a little in Persian with a Moonshee who was waiting, when I left my bedroom; read also before breakfast a portion of the Scriptures in Hindostani. The moment breakfast was over, sat down to the translation of the Ramayuna from the Sanscrit with a pundit who was waiting, and continued this translation till ten o'clock, at which hour I went to college, and attended the duties there till between one and two o'clock. When I returned home, I examined a proof sheet of the Bengali translation of Jeremiah, which took till dinner- time. After dinner, translated, with the assistance of the chief pundit of the college, the greater part of the eighth chapter of Matthew into Sanscrit. This employed me until six o'clock, After six, sat down with a Tilenga pundit, who is translating from the Sanscrit into the language of his country, to learn the language. At seven I began to collect a few previous thoughts into the form of a sermon, and preached in English at half-past seven. About forty persons present, and among them one of the puisne judges

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