Download Citation on ResearchGate | Jahangir and the Jesuits: With an account of the Benedict goes and the mission to Pegu | First published in Jahangir and the Jesuits: with an account of the travels of Benedict Goes and the mission to Pegu / from the Relations of Father Fernão Guerreiro ; translated by. Jahangir and the Jesuits, with an account of the travels of Benedict Goes and the mission to Pegu, from the Relations of Father Fernāo Guerreiro, S. J.
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He muft have endured much pain, for the flesh was permanently marked. When the Fathers went to take leave of him, he begged them to commend him to God. As the letters have never been published, and because of the value and interest attaching to them as contemporary records, I have not hesitated to quote from them freely.
It chanced that about this time he came from the province which he governed 5 to pay his respefts to the new King, and to submit his accounts to the controller of the royal treasury. The Portuguese occupation of Syriam covered a period of thirteen years, namely from to At this the King expressed much pleasure, so they revised the translation and presented it to him.
But this relief had its drawbacks, for the moifture engendered fleas and other vermin, so that he was tormented worse than before, and he counted himself happy whenever he could crush some of them in his fingers and get rid of them.
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The King sent a Mulla to dress their wounds and teach them their prayers. Sickness also overtook the infant son of a certain Christian, who, finding his remedies unavailing, brought the child, whom he dearly loved, to the church.
A band of Christians surrounded him bearing torches and candles, while others followed, some playing on pipes and some singing, as they went in procession to the church.
And though the fruit jwhangir Fathers so earnestly desire to gather has not yet matured, he daily gives them new grounds for hoping that the good Jesus and his moSt holy Mother will look with compassion upon him, and beStow on him that which he ths.
Are we not bound to love Him with all our hearts, and to be ready to lay down our lives for Him? Unfortunately no copy of this earlier narrative exists; but Guerreiro, by preserving the subftance of it in this chapter, has to a large extent compensated us for the loss. But he never gave them an opportunity of speaking about the Armenian children.
Jahangir And The Jesuits
It was ju before Chriftmas that the embassy left Lahor. If they were threatened with death they would ftill say the same, because they have consecrated their lives to him. Hie Father arrived at Goa on St. Nevertheless, observes Father Xavier, if the King had not gone himself, the Prince would never have been taken, for he was a general favourite with the people, who would gladly have espoused his cause, and many were ready to follow him ; while Jahangir, whose liberality had fallen short of anx promises made at his accession, was far from popular.
As she left the church she said: As messenger followed messenger, each bringing the same news, all the Prince’s soldiers believed it to be true. But the subjeft was a grave one, and the Fathers could not dissimulate. Sea Wolves of the Mediterranean. But there were soon signs that the jahqngir of the peace and the ftoppage of trade were very unwelcome to the Moors. He respefted Islam as little as, or even less than, Akbar; but though he, too, appears to have had a genuine admira- tion for Christianity, he was never, like his father, drawn towards it.
He would have done better had he publicly acknowledged his conversion. One of them went at once to the palace to give an account of the affair to the King.
The King’s way of decorating his palace was very offensive to the Moors, who regard pidhires of all kinds with such disfavour that they will not tolerate portraits of their own saints, much less those of the Christian faith, which they hate so bitterly.
After a short time, the disease mounted to his head, and his memory became so bad that he forgot his own words, and repeated whatever he said again and again, as though he had never said it.
Nevertheless they did wrong to beat him. The procession Started from the church and was preceded by an officer of juSlice who had charge of those parts of the city through which it passed.
After they had explained the pifture, a Moor who was present asked them why, if they and the Chriftians loved Chrift so much, they permitted him to be represented thus dishonoured. The elder lad, who had shown himself the weaker of the two, of his own accord took a dagger and cut the figure of a cross, the length of a span, on his left arm.
The Moor firSt tempted him with soft words and fair promises, and then, finding these unavailing, sought to overcome him by blows, which were administered with such fierceness that the Cafre’s cabaia was rent in pieces. Nothing was said about their becoming Moors, so they remained in the Church, and lived with the Fathers. Another, who was the greatest noble in the kingdom, and was for that reason called the King’s brother, fell into a lingering illness and became paralysed in both legs.
When they returned to the pleasure-house where the King was, the Captain was so overcome by the ignominy to which he had been exposed in the Greets, where he had formerly gone in Slate with his elephants and horses and retainers, that he had no Strength left in him, and fell to the ground as one dead.
All were filled with astonishment at his constancy, anx even the King showed signs of com- passion and jahangjr silent. Content with his fictitious victory, the King ordered the children to be taken to their quarters and carefully tended.
The work, which has never been reprinted, is extremely scarce. You can fhe the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Again one of those present insisted that they were Moors. The King next asked him why he had come to his kingdom.
To have a further opportunity of speaking of these things, they went one Friday to a large mosque. You’ve successfully reported this review.