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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The second captain who joined Khusru was Abdur Rahim, after- wards dignified with the title Khar Ass. So he came, with all his family.

He was also well thw in all branches of hiftory, 1 When the Father had concluded his arguments, the Reader, who was present on the occasion, said, jahangiir Sire, the versions of the Gospels, the Psalms, and the Books of Moses which the Chriftians possess are all corrupt.

That is not reasonable,” said the Moor. He also said that he had four lakhs of rupees in Rohtas which were at the Prince’s disposal.

He made them take the two who had beaten him into custody, and told them that it was the Fathers who had incited them to attack him. So, for a time, the King dissembled; but, as soon as the father appeared, he placed them all under arreft.

Religion was one of the firSl subjects they discussed, the King enquiring specially about the moSt holy Sacrament. But as he was at this time recalled by the King, he was unable to come. In all probability Guerreiro jesuitd his information from a letter, or letters, written by Father Pinheiro, and forwarded with, or incor- porated in, the Provincial’s report for the year Jwhangir work, which has never been reprinted, is extremely scarce.

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The reformed calendar came into use in Roman Catholic countries in the year He heard nothing more of the promotion which had been promised him by the King, The next day the King sent for the Fathers, and received them in an inner apartment to which very few are admitted. Finally he made over the Prince to one of his Captains with orders that he was to be kept in chains and closely guarded. But there were soon signs that the breaking of the peace and the ftoppage of trade were very unwelcome to the Moors.


Its detailed charafter may be judged from the faft that it covers quarto pages, while the period dealt with is only five years You’ve successfully reported this review.

Thus day by day were these lads filled with new zeal. One of them went at once to the palace to give an account of the affair to the King. But neither the Goru nor those about him could meet the demands of his tormentor; and at laft the poor man died, overcome by the miseries heaped upon him by those who had formerly paid him reverence.

These muSl have been worth as much as twenty-five thousand crusades, for a single precious Stone that he brought was valued at twenty thousand.

As Father Ricci’s letters are almoSt unknown in this country, I hope the reader will regard the quota- tions I have made from them as an interesting feature of my notes.

After his departure from Yarkand, Goes sent no jahangor letters to his friends in India, and from this point Guerreiro followed Father Ricci, reproducing even his blunders, though he contradicted his own narrative in doing so.

What would you say to him?

Father Pierre du Jarric has jesukts quently been cited as an authority; but the account of Goes’ travels contained in his HiSloire jahangjr taken entirely from the Relations of Guerreiro, and has, therefore, no independent value. He importuned them much on account of his age; but the Fathers would not baptise him at once, and he left them, full of hope, to go to the lands which the late King had given him.

He then asked many questions about Lent, and the manner of failing amongSl Christians, showing great interest in all that they told him about these things. In these circumstances, he was naturally anxious to Stand well with the authorities at Goa.

But his followers, overcome by thd dread of the King, whom they wrongly believed to be close at hand, loft heart and counselled inStant flight; and when the Prince would jeshits liSten to their words, his General, seizing the bridle of his horse, forced him to turn back, telling him that he was going to his destruction.


At laSt the whips were brought, and the two lads were beaten without mercy.

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In reply, the Englishman, like the heretic he was, told him much that was contrary to the truth and to the Catholic doftrine of this myStery, which the Fathers had fully explained to him during one of their disputes with him and the Moors. However, a short time afterwards he went to the Father and thanked him for not telling the King he had spoken ill of him, begging him never to let this be known, as it would surely lead to his destruction. In the same way the Christians call Chrift God because they love him, though he is not so in reality.

Knowing that this could only be with the connivance of the Merinho Mor, the King, early the next morning, sent for that officer and, after seeing him soundly flogged, caused him to be led with much dishonour through the Greets of the city riding on an ass, A day or two later he again sent for him, and presented him with a horse and a dress as a sign of his restoration to favour, and reinstated him in his office.

He frequently joined in these disputes; and as he usually took the side of the Fathers, and made no effort to conceal his contempt for his own faith, new hopes began to be entertained of his conversion.

Her eastern settlements were more numerous, and were scattered over a wider area, than ever before. Having come to Agra, where he failed to find the assiftance he had hoped for, he was reduced to beggary. A, d’Silva, was published in the Journal of Indian History.