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generally, and his unceasing exertions for promoting their welfare and happiness.
We must not forget our worthy and able instructor, the Rev. George Hopkins, of Egham, in whom, during our stay of twelve months under his superintendence, we found not only an instructor, but a very sincere and disinterested friend, alike anxious for our acquirements, health, and comfort, and it is justice to him that we must with pleasure state, that though himself a clergyman of the Church of England, he never upon any one occasion condemned or ridiculed that, to us dearest of all, the religion of our forefathers; on the contrary, he, to his honour be it spoken, evinced considerable anxiety that we should persevere and act up to what we firmly thought and believed to be true. It is to him that we are mainly indebted for the success we have had in studying our profession at Chatham, as we read the writers on naval architecture with ease and profit, in consequence of the preparatory instructions we received from him. It is also due to the sound knowledge he imparted to us in the limited time of twelve months that we have been able to compile this volume, we shall, therefore, always recollect him with feelings of respect, esteem, and admiration.
To our kind friend, Captain Robert Cogan, of the Indian navy, we are much indebted for the assistance and advice be cheertas tried when we needed them, we there te c e thanks to him.
From Sir William Symbods, izse Cue SEveyor of the Vary, and his assistant Jaz: :52 Esq., we have received was a mess zal tention, which we shall ever gratis ca
It would indeed be as cadias tais - emme rate here all from won we receta courtesy in Eagland, ba: the abore
s et tlenen se could not ovasisteeds pass se, në we candidly acknowledge that re remni :: native land deeply impressed the 23 and affable character of the Brais peut au the civilities we have experienced in short sojourn will never be obserstai: "L memory.
With regard to our observations spent ferent scenes in England, se cansat imagine 1 they will afford either instruction or to Europeans, but we do this sat i e natives of India who may be above is in Eng land, they will prove usefol, they ac out to them such things as are wort e l they will give them a faint idea of
e places are about which they have beard a and our remarks may teach them tha: 233 worshipping their Creator throaga a . medium, that they will in Eagland recite m
of kindness and of courtesy, that they will see manufactories of almost every description of articles; they will see glass made, cotton manufactured, and, congregated together for exhibition, models for performing every possible operation.
With these views, we have noted down those things, and although we may be deemed presumptuous for putting our ideas in print, we have only to hope all who read our little work will make due allowances for our want of correct English phraseology; and we state that if upon any subject our remarks appear of erroneous construction, it must have been from want of knowing better, as we have no prejudice against any one, or no feeling that could in any way lead us to personalities.
We must also request indulgence for any errors, typographical or otherwise, that the reader may meet with, as the work has been hurried through the press to get it out before our departure.
In conclusion, we hope, that should our humble efforts promote and increase the existing kindly feeling towards the natives of the East in the breast of the British public, our highest ambition will be gratified, and we shall indeed think that we have not travelled, studied, and written in
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