Alexander Mackay: Missionary Hero of Uganda (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Alexander Mackay: Missionary Hero of Uganda

From the first, young Mackay gave proofs of great cleverness. When only three years old he could read the New Testament quite easily, and at seven he was reading the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Paradise Lost, and other equally difficult works. Much of his education was carried on while walking in the open air with his father; and many a problem of Euclid was demonstrated on the dusty roads, and botanical specimens examined, to the great wonderment of the Simple villagers. At an early age Mackay was unusually skilful in draw ing maps, and also in working a small printing-press. Sir Roderick Murchison made him a present of a book called Small Beginnings; or, The Way to get on: and this book had the c?ect of stirring in the boy's mind desires after the accomplishment of something great.

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Language - English

Author(s) - Author of the Story of Stanley

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781527954137

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm

Page Count - 149

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