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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It muSl also be borne in mind that Goes did not keep a diary in order that someone else might describe his travels, but that he might describe them himself.
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First Voyage Around the World The people brought gifts to him, and all shouted Pad lausalamat, i Hail King. They answered that they would remain Christians; upon which the King, turning to his courtiers, said: But nesuits young man said he jhaangir a Christian, and that he would never do such a thing.
In the morning, the King sent a barber to circumcise them. Added to this, their control of the seas, which they exercised with relentless severity, was regarded with deep and widespread resentment.
The King next asked him why he had come to his kingdom. As I endeavoured to show in my introduftion to Akbar and the Jesuits, the Missions to the court of Akbar had both a religious and a political purpose, though some time elapsed before the latter became prominent. He brought with him to Agra two servants, 11 both heretics like himself. Eight or ten days later, he called them to his tent where they found him sur- rounded by his Captains.
The King at once granted this requeSt, being influenced to a large extent by the presents which the ambassador brought him. About this time, some other children, who had been sold by their parents for trifling sums, were also baptised.
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As he passed through the fortresses of the North he announced, on behalf of the Governor, that merchants could go to Cambaya as before. Enquire into it well, and bring the man to me, and you shall see what I will do with him. He respefted Islam as little as, or even less than, Akbar; but though he, too, appears tye have had a genuine admira- tion for Christianity, he was never, like his father, drawn towards it.
A translation by the same writer of a chapter relating to the mission to Pegu see p.
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Thus, by the death of his brother, our Lord recompensed him for rejecting pardon, freedom, and worldly honours, for His sake. At length, to pacify them, he said, “Leave it to me, Fathers 1 I am on your side.
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Such hopes, however, were soon shown to be groundless. These and many other things the Father did there in the service of God, until he was summoned to Goa, where he spent a great part of the winter. But they were proud and intolerant; and their general attitude towards Oriental peoples and Oriental beliefs and customs was one of arrogant contempt. One of these had been a great Captain uhder this, as well as under the late King, whom he had served in many important offices.
The Book of the Sword. So he came, with all his family. Many of those present were moved to compassion to see them, Still bleeding from the circumcision, suffer these cruel Stripes, which, because of the presence and rage of the King, exceeded in severity those ordinarily inflifted on criminals. As messenger followed messenger, each bringing the same news, all the Prince’s soldiers believed it to be true.
The Englishman presented the letter he had brought, and said that he had come as the ambassador of his King to ask permission for English ships to trade at his ports. By his orders a dais, very splen- didly adorned, had been erefted, and jahangif came forth and took his seat thereon. Nor is this very Strange. He held forth with so much impetuosity that the thf could not get a word in, though they repeatedly begged to be allowed to speak.
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. The latter asked per- mission to build, or hire, a ship to take them to their own country; but they were told to apply to the Viceroy of India.