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 About the count when he was...
 About the count when he was a little...
 About the count when he was...
 About the count when he was...
 His country house
 The poor Moravians
 The village in the wilderness
 The heathen strangers
 The negro slaves
 The Greenlanders
 About the count becoming a...
 His banishment
 His voyage to the West Indies
 His travels in North America
 His children
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 His sorrows
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Title Page
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    Table of Contents
        Page 7
    Front Matter
        Page 8
    About the count when he was a baby
        Page 9
        Page 10
    About the count when he was a little child
        Page 11
        Page 12
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    About the count when he was a schoolboy
        Page 14
        Page 15
    About the count when he was a youth
        Page 16
        Page 17
    His country house
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
    The poor Moravians
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    The village in the wilderness
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
    The heathen strangers
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
    The negro slaves
        Page 30
        Page 31
    The Greenlanders
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
    About the count becoming a minister
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
    His banishment
        Page 38
        Page 39
    His voyage to the West Indies
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
    His travels in North America
        Page 43
        Page 44
    His children
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
    The count's return to his own home
        Page 48
        Page 49
    His sorrows
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
    His death
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    Back Cover
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hey that were scattered ahrd went everywhere, pitching
the word.-AcTS viii. 4.



COUNT ZINZENDORP has long been
celebrated as the early friend and
patron of the Moravian Church.
The present Memoir is perhaps as
full and satisfactory as it could be in
so small a space. It will be found
adapted to the tastes and capacities
of small children, and can, therefore,
hardly fail to be popular and useful.
New-ork, Aug., 1846.


Cur. PAs
CaIrO ............................... 11
Nor ................................. 14
V. HsS COUNTrY HOSri .................... 14
VI. Ta Pooz MomAuss ................... 91
VII. TaI VILLAr.es Ts WINMTEX ....... A4
VII. Tas HATmt Br Sroamns .............. 81
IX. Tas Nzono BLAvT .................... M
X. Tas GauiUAInmas ................... 31
XII. His BANsISHaZT ...................... 31
XIII. His VorTAO TO THu WEST INDIZS ....... 4(
XIV. His TAvurZL Is NOTHr AMMIuCA ........ 41
XV. Hls CHILDREN ........................ 4
XVI. Ta COUNT's rZTroV TO *S OWN Hons 41
XVIIH. Hls 8onBows ........................ 4


e is a 4 mobleUm. He is lyig on a bed in a
lrpesdl moiet room. Some old mor as fteed to the
wal M duk notosse n throt ide e of dth bld. That
smar betiad to his fII r My hm adi ysenr o.
( the owr thes is a store, och m we es used Ii
Oima. By the side of the bed the mother of the yin
am in seed, bowed down with rief. His wife is leasing
Or his pillow, weeping biterly. At the foot of the bed
ltis boad girl stealing. They ae the dchiledn o the
iVg em A wom behls in her rm a vey lite baby.
h is the ases, and he b is Niabols Lewis, COm
Zimsrdost The dying m e is lhiter, end he lils up hi
ejs and heas to heves to bless tbhe inat


ma 1700,-mn -aa 1760.

You have often heard of good children
who died when they were little; but school
you not like better to hear of a good ehild
wholivedto be a mus O,ye, I know


oi count means lord, and is a tne uue umat
people of this world admire. This little
boy's name was Nicholas Lewis Zin-zen-
dorf. He was usually called Count Zin-
zendorf. He was born in a country named
Germany, where the customs are much
like those of England. Now,.when this
little boy was only six weeks old his father
died. When he was dying, the nurse
brought his little baby to his bedside, that
he might bless it. The dying man looked
upon his infant, and said, They ask me
to bless thee, my child, but God has blessed
thee already, and thou wilt be more blessed
than I am." No doubt the father had prayed
much for his infant, and he felt sure that
God had heard his prayers. And so be
had, as you will soon see.

douwM Im2ilNOw V.

THU little count lived twith.his mother
till he was four years old. Then she mi
ried a great general who fought for thd
king in his ware, and she 'gave her ittle
boy to the care of his grandmother. -Ths
was a happy thing for him, for the grand-
mother, was a very piods old lady, and
she invited many pious ministers *t ie
country house in which she lived: b Mbs
little boy, from his infancy, head asbut
Jesus. Happy child, to hear of Jmes!
but happier still, because when he heald
of Jesus, he loved him!
Do you ask me why he loved Jems?
It is not difficult to answer. He loved
him, because he heard lth, though he
was the great Creator, hebecame a man
to die for him. He loved him, because
he beard he is our brother, and loves s
very tenderly, like a fond brother. When
the little count was only four veas old he

began to love Jesus, and he loved him
more still by the time he was six. One
day, when he was thinking of all Jesus
suffered for him on the cross, he burst
into tears, and wept a great deal, and
from that day-he loved him more than
ever before. He wished to please Jesus,
and therefore he tried to be good, and he
asked for the Holy Spirit to make him
good. He was sure that Jesus was always
near him, and could hear all he said. Yet
he had the silly thoughts of a child, as you
will-see from a little anecdote I shall tel
you of him. When he could write, he
sometimes wrote short letters to the Sa-
viour, telling him how much he loved
him, and he threw them out of the win-
dow, in hopes that he might find them.
This was a silly thing to do, for Jesus is
not now walking about the earth; but
still, as the little count knew no better, I
am *nva tkat th6m a ffntdnnmta lata(m Ailt

COVW s teMitsokr. A
hear what he aid. He was only a little
child when he did this. When he grew
older he grew wiser.
He knew that people eat bread and
drink wine at the sacrament, that they
may remember Jesus' dying love. O how
he longed to be allowed to do the same!
He was ab very fond of hymns abeot
Jesus, and was pleased wit bearing MAi
- srng at church on Christmu-day and G a
A&day. This dear little boy was Ible~
Saviour in his behavior. When he was
six, some money was given to hitm )~4
had never had en before -yet he Ut
it al away to a poor person; for be bad
better making people hapW than beiyi
maks or toys for ~nmelL

4]g 'r



WHEN Count Zinzendorf was ten years
old he was sent to school. His good grand-
mother sent him to the school of a very
pious minister, named Franke; but there
were a great many boys at the school who
did not love God.
It was the count's chief wish to per-
suade other boys to love his Saviour. He
taked to them, and asked them to come
and pray with him, and some of them did
come, and learned to love Jesus, as Zinzen-
dorf himself did. Among these boys was
one who continued to be the count's friend
all his life. Sometimes we see those little
boys who begin to be friends at school, go
on as friends till they die. It is a good thing
to have the same friend as long as we live,
and then to have him in heaven for ever
and ever with us. The name of the couat's
little friend was Frederick Watteville, and
he also was the child of a great lord, and

was called baron." These two children
made an agrment, or a covenant, with
each other. What was it about? It was,
that when they were grown up they would
send teachers to the heathen, for they ex-
pected to have money, and they wished to
5pend it, not in fine houses and horses, but
in sending men in ships to countries far off,
where Jesus is not known.* Do you think
these little boys, when they were grown up,
remembered their covenant? You will hear
whether they did.
But though the count had some friends,
he had also enemies. They were wieW
boys who hated him because he loved Je-
sus. But this did not make him unhappy,
because he knew that Jesus loved him. 0
I cannot tell you what he felt when hl.was
first permitted to take the Lord's supWr!
He thought, as he took it, of the wondf1ul
love of Jesus in giving his body and his
blood for him, and he felt he could not do
enough for such a friend.-

t cowsasty uM-mW

cHATM It.,
AuOUT Tn 00o Wen N w W WA A
W~a the count w- sreen he he

place edbWimttnbg. No doubt he mel
with many temptations thee, but rNb he
iwnalmed lMful to hi SiWour. He bad
'ome youg fiends while he was the,
and each of them wore hng, (u wea w
the ooat himself,) with theee beamifa
weds dfom the Bible whtoe em it, "Non
of us lveth unto himmsl" What did the
-m bythi? They met-that dhey Uved
not to plse theanela, but to please th
Load Je p--usey listed to hm. Tbhe
w-e based yod indeed. 0 that all
wee like them! NMy you be oh ia
Y my Y lie aEdA Whom yOu UP"

When hewavrnlanete hbumleadow1hei
him to travel, like other young noblemen
that he might se various counties. &k
he went, but he did not beh le ik oth

UUWWW wWili wl
young sobleea, O0, no! When he was
at the gay city Paris no one could per-
suade him to go even once to the play or
opera, for those are places whtre people
danoe, and forget God,-where they sing
foolish songs, and learn' many wiMced
things. They are beautiful inded, and
the music is sweet; but a po youth
could not be happy where in is lhed
and laughed at. The count liked quite
different kind of things. Onoe, whea
looking at a kle room full of beMt -
pictures, he maw one that be preferlsed
al the ret. It was a picture of the bhe
of Jesus orov d with thorns, and under
neath these wads written --
A I dM I 6d r t&he,--
WLM deat otm for *ew"


18 ooUNtm MaMNsoar.

Now let us see what the count did when
he was a man. He had finished his tra-
vels by the time he was twenty-one. It
was now proper for him to say what he
would be. He bad long made his choice,-
it was to be a minister. He did not care
in what place he was minister: no, he
would have been happy in ever so poor a
village, if he might have the care of the
souls of the people. But his mother did
not like this choice. She said he ought to
be what his father had been,-one of the
governors of the kingdom; and she told
him that he would do more good by go-
verning well than by _preaching. The
young count shed many tears at the
thought of living in a city, and of attend-
ing to worldly matters; but he chose to
follow the advice of his mother, who was
a pious woman. Still the count hoped
one day to be a minister. In the mean.
while he formed this plan to do good:-

comrr stanwnwar.
he knew he might sometimes leave thi
city, and visit the country; so he bought i
large piece of ground,-large enough if
hundreds of people to live on it. Wha
sort of people do you think he hoped woulk
live there ? Poor pious people, who ha(
been ill-treated by wicked rich men. Yo
will soon hear whether any such peopt
came. The count built a house on the lain
he had bought: he did not build a gran
one, for he did not care for the fine thing
of this world. He made it large enough t
be comfortable for him and his friends, b
notverybeautiful. HecalleditBeth-eL Ah*
why did he give it this name ? Beth meab
house, and el means God. It wasthe nardi
that Jacob gave to the place where he sam
the angels going up and down the heaven
ladder. Count Zinzendorf wished his houn
to be the house of God: he wished God t
dwell with him. Over the door of his hods
he had this verse written:-
"As pe*st we only Ae remain;
And hence this house is slight and plain:
We have a better house above,
And there we ix our wanmant InM."


Ifne coumu was rwweny-twu wou Is
bought this land, or estate, called Berthols.
dorf. It was very near the place where
he had been brought up by his grandmo-
ther. He did not go to live there imme-
diately, for he was obliged to be most of
his time at the great city of Dresden, where
the king lived, and the men who helped
him to govern.
Soon after he had bought this estate he
married a pious young lady. She was a
countess, and her name was Dorothea.
He told her before he married her that he
wished to spend his life in serving God,
and that he hoped some day to go with
his staff in his hand to teach the heathen.
When he first married her he took her to
Dresden; but while he was there he never
went to gay places, like halls and plays,
for he had determined never to go to such
places, even if the king should ask him to
come with him.

orrUNT snxwuUi. u

WHILE the count was at Dresden, some-
thing happened on his estate which pleased
him much. There is a country in Germany
called Moravia:-it was a great way from
the count's estate, which was in another
part of Germany, called Saxony. In Mo-
ravia there lived some poor people who
had been early taught to serve God, and
not to worship idols. Their fathers aad
mothers had taught them; but the king of
those parts was a Roman Catholi, and did
not allow these poor people to worship God
together in the right way; so these Moa-
vians were very unhappy.


S---- r -J
lies; but when he was twenty he had seen
a Bible as be was traveling, and by read-
ing it he had learned to love his Bedeemer.
He did not go back to live in Moravia, be-
oause he would have been ill-treated there
by the wicked; but he often went there for
a little while, to tell his poor countrymen
what he knew. Among them he found
some who were truly pious. Christian Da-
vid longed to find some place to which
they might go, where they might live hap-
pily. At last, as he traveled, he heard of
the count, and he asked him whether he
would allow the poor people in Moravia
to come and live upon his estate; and the
count said he would. Christian David went
back to Moravia with this good news. He
told it as a secret to five men, who were
brother. Two of them determined to set
out immediately for Count Zinzendorf's
estate. They left behind them many things,
such as their cottage, their furniture, their
cattle; and, above all, their relations; but
they were, like Abraham, willing to fortake

all for God's sake. They were afraid also
of their countrymen seeing them go, lest
the king should- cause them to be put in
prison. So they set out in the night, as Jo-
seph didwhenbetookthe infant Seviourinto
Egypt. I will tell you exactly who set out.
There were two men, named Jacob and
Augustine. They were brothers, and their
surname was Neisser. There were their two
wives and their four little children,-.' boy
of six years old, a girl of three, and twin
babies of only three months old. Wee not
these happy children, to be so early taken
away from a Roman Catholio country to
live among the people of God Besides
these, there was a youth of eighteen, named
Michael, and a young woman, both of
whom were relations to the rest. Thse
ten persons were led by Christian David
in the darkness of the night over mountains,
and through valleys, by paths that were sel.
domr trodden. The journey was hard to
make, because of the little children. If it
had not been summer time I do not know
how they could have got along.

M o0lCor sIns ZMior.

ArrPT traveling several hundred miles,
they arrived near Count Zinzendorf's coun-
try house; but as he was at Dresden, they
sent to his grandmother, that good old lady,
who lived near, and obtained leave to
remain on the counts estate.
The count's steward was a very pious
man, and he was very glad to receive these
poor people. He advised them to build
houses in a place by themselves, and not
in the village of Bertholsdorf. There was
a hill on which the steward wished them
to build, but there was no water there.
Still the steward thought that water would
be found, because he had seen a vapor
dsing from the ground one fine morning,
which he knew to be a sign of water.
Besides this, he prayed to God most fer-
vently to case the poor Moravians to
fnd water thee. God heard their pray-
er; and, after digging more than a fort.
night, water was found. The place looked

comUNT XmtlMN oU B
very dre~y aud unpleasnth It was co-
vered with trees and bushes, and we wet
like a bog: yet ere the steward began
to build.
Christian David first struck his ax
into a tree, and cried out with the Psalm-
st, Here the sparrow hath found a rest,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where
she may lay her young, even thine altars,
0 Lord of hosts, my King and my God!"
When the first house was finished, the
steward prayed earnestly with the Mors-
vians that God might bless it; and he called
the place "Herrn-hut," which means watch
of the Lord," because he hoped the Lord
would watch over them, and they would
watch for the Lord. The count did not ee
this house for some months; but a slte e-
fore Christmas he set out from Dresden is
his carriage with his countess to go to his
country house. On his way he saw the
new house in the wood i-he knew what
it wa& He stopped his carriage; and get-
ting but with his wife, spoke mot kindly
to Ihe poor Moravians; then knelt down,
and earnestly entreated God to bless them

It was not long that there was only
one house in Herri-hnt; for more people
came from Moravia, till, at last, there
were streets and squares of houses where
once the bramble grew. This sweet village
was filled with righteous people, who de-
lighted in praising God. They used to go
to the church at Bertholsdorf, which was
two miles off, where an excellent minister
preached; but this was not enough for them.
They liked to worship God together every
day. At five in the morning they met toge-
ther to pray,and then they wentto their work.
Some spun wool, and some wove cloth, and
others were carpenter, and potters, and
wood-cutters:--all had some employment
In the evening they sung together to the
somnd of the organ. Thus they passed their
peaceful days, and thanked God for bring.
ing themoutof aland of darkness. The count
was like a father to them, and the countess
was like a mother. The count's friend, who
had been his schoolfellow, helped him with
all his power; for these two friends kept the


but, at first, they did not know how to do
it. Soon God made a way for them to hea-
then lands, as you will hear.

THB king of Denmark was a pious
king, and he asked Count Zinzendorf to
come to see him. -The count gladly
went, and took some of his pious Me.
ravians with him. While they were stays
ing in the king's oourt they saw some
persons from heathen countries. Two
of them were Greenlanders. They came
from the coldest country in the world,
where it is dark for many weeks in the
winter, and where no trees or vegetables
ever grow; but where people live in earthy
huts, and dress in skins of beasts. The
Greenlanders are very short indeed, (for
the cold stops their growth,) not taller
than children of ten years old; and their

W couNm inRsmNDor.
eyes are very small, and their skins dark,
though not black. And once they were
very stupid, and used to think only of
hunting and fishing, and eating and drink.
ing. The two men who were then in
Denmark told the Moravians that there
was a missionary in their country, bui
that no one believed what he said. Be.
sides these Greenlanders, there was a
black man at the king's court, named
Anthony. He was a negro and a slave
and came from one of the islands in the
West Indies, called St. Thomas's Island
He told the Moravians how ignorant anc
how wretched the slaves were. These
poor slaves worked hard all day in th<
heat in planting the sugar-cane, and ih
making sugar from its juice, while the
sun beat on their heads, and the whip
of their cruel masters were lifted ove
them. They had pain and labor in thi
life, and they knew of no heaven beyond
the grave. "I have a sister," said An
thony, "who is now working as a slave
and I do think that if she were to hea
- IL-- a -I ... -- 1 -.. V 1-- -2-2 -- .

he would believe in him;" for Anthony
himself believed in Christ. The Mora-
ians were much grieved at the thought
f the sad state both of the Greenlanders
nd of the slaves; and when they returned
rith the count to Herrn.hut they talked
great deal about them with their friends.
Lnthony soon afterward came to Hemn-
ut, and talked more about the poor
lacks; but he also said that the nmaters
f the slaves would not allow a mission-
ry to teach them; so that if any one
ranted to teach them, he must sel him-
elf to be a slave, and then he could speak
o the slaves while he was at work. Do
ou think any one would be willing to
lo this? We shall see what the Mora-

s) o oopT ZINmurNoZY.

IT came into the heart of one man to
go to the West Indies, and of two others
to go to Greenland. More persons wished
to go, but it was thought best by the bre-
thren that these three only should be mis-
sionaries at this time.
To which place would you rather have
gone? To the cold, or to the hot land?
I suppose to Greenland, because the
people there are not slaves. It would be
hard to say in which place the poor mis-
sionaries suffered the most.
The man who wished to teach the
slaves was named Dober. He was a
potter, and he thought he might earn
something by making earthen vessels,
such as cups, and basins, and jugs. The
brethren did not wish him to go alone.
An excellent man went with hinp. He
was a carpenter; and he intended to help
to support Dober while he was teaching
the slaves. These two men went first to

he king of Denmark, because the place
where they were going belonged to him.
rhe people at the king's court laughed at
heir plans, and even good people told
hem it would be no use to go. How.
ever, they did not turn back on that ac-
They arrived at length at the little island
h the West Indies called St. Thomas
Here they found the slaves working
imong the sugar-canes. Dober did not
ind it necessary to sell himself for a slave,
is he was able to speak to the negroes
without being himself a slave. The poor
11-treated creatures listened with joy to the
cind message that Dober brought; and,
among the rest, Anthony's sister listened,
Lnd she soon believed in the Lord Jesus.
How this woman must have loved her
another Anthony, who had begged the
missionary to go to her!
While the carpenter remained with Do-
ber, he was very comfortable, for there
was plenty of carpenters' work to do; but
at last this good man was obliged to return
to Hern-hut, where he was much wanted.

When Dober was left alone, he hoped to
earn his bread by making earthen vessels;
but, alas! he could find no earth fit for the
purpose. Poor Dober!--did his faith now
fail ? He looked to God to feed him, and
he was fed; for he earned a little by help-
ing any one who wanted a servant. You
shall hear more of him, and of the slaves,
some time hence.

Now let us turn to Greenland. Two
poor men went there, and Christian David
accompanied them, and stayed a little
while till they were settled. People laughed
also at them before they went. One gentle.
man said, "1 Where will you live when you
get there?" "We will build a wooden
hut," said they. "0, but there are nc
trees," the gentleman replied. Then w(
will dig caves, and live in them." Tbh
gentleman, who was a pious man, wai
surprised at their faith, and gave them
some money; and the king of Denmarl

eat a little wood houe in the drip with
themr,- house whibh oodd be take
down andput up. Whal the men got!
to Grenisu d-they hal ose hardabips to
endure taa I oan now relate. 8emetim
they comld get no food; for though the
king of Denmerk had promised to send
them food in hipr, the rinds aLd iom,
often hindered it fra coming fr a long
while They tried to fAb ad to hunt
seas, a the Gnes ndid did; bet they
did not know how to bunt and fuih wl,
and their boat was okl, and they seime
times were needy drowned. As for tbh
Greenlandern, they did net eae about the
mmonarie, end tey. wuld AM #n
them any food, though ootimeda tfey
would sew them a little very dear. Bt
God inellsed de heart of one Green-
lander to keep them from taking, thoughlb
even this man did not attend to what
they N&d. The poor windohM seeme
times wandered by thdw naw aa&d at,
the bitter sea-weeds, and picked'u: lil
shellfish. At last some missionaries oeae
to help them.

Five years passed away, and yet the
Oheenlanders refused to listen; when one
day, as a missionary was sitting in his hut,
translating the Bible into the Greenland lan.
guage, some of the Greenlandes entered.
They asked him what he was doing. He
gladly told them, and asked them to stay,
and hear something out of the book. He
then spoke about Adam's sin and Christ's
love, particularly about what Jesus suffered
in the gaden and on the cross. Howpleased
he was to see the tears rolling down the
cheeks of one of the heathen! These tears
showed he felt what he had heard, as none
had done before in that country. This man
entreated the missionary to read again about
the Saviour's agony in the garden. He then
aid he would live near him, that he might
learn more. Soon be became truly pious,
and persuaded many of the Greenlanders
to believe also. Now were the mission-
arie awarded for all their pain. Atthl
day there ae a great many Christians in

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AB yoU surprised that the coant dk
not become a missionary himself? Re
member, he was not yet a minister, though
he had longed to be one ever sinee l
was a child; but his friends had per
suaded him to serve the king, as other
great noblemen did, instead of being I
preacher. But now that he was thirty
four yea eld, he could no longer be per
suaded notto do the glorious work of
minister. He went to a place called Stda
sand to be ordained.
No one knew who he was when he fis
came to 8tralsund. I will tell you how tha
was. A merchant had asked the oouat a
recommend a tutor for his two boy-ur a
the count had written back to smy that i
woakL send one. Whom do you fthik l
sent? Himself! He came to Skathl
as tor to the two boys. He wah eai
Mr. Lewi;b (for Lewis was m of Ih
names;) but no one knew that he was

IN oamr anememeo.
Bount. Whydid he notwish to be known
His reason was, he feared people would
think too much of him if they knew he
was a great lord. He preached several
times before he was ordained; and when
it was found he could preach well, he
was ordained. The minister who oa
dined him knew he was Count Zimzea-
dorA (far he had told them,) but they kept
it a eret. At lat the count tld the gen-
Iem whose litde boys he taught his
ral name. This good genleman had
hen heard of him, and was delighted to
me hi. If the little boys wre plom
hdh they must have been plead dlW.
I do not know what sort of children they
weie, but I hope they loved their kind

When the count became a minister, he
laid aside the swOd that noblemn used to
wear, saying he never wished to wear it
again. Hisoalyswod wasthewardof oad
which he preached. He alsotriedio reasfm
er all the fauht he had commimed, and be
raked every one to forgive him anything
that be had done wrong to them.

00Mo r iMusmoa*. .-
Soon after he returned to Hesu-hut hi
had the joy of seeing Dober come bea
from the West Indies with a young nege
named GOrmel, who believed in Jeus
All wes glad to see this youth, for Ih
was the fit of the negroes who had te
lived. On the day of his baptim hu
black body wus clothed all in white, and
be was named Joshua. Soon afterwK
he fel sick, and died happily. ThougI
Dober returned, many other mimnearm
went out to the West Indies to teach AJ
negroeas It is tre the,heat killed a gr
many: till the brethren at home wee
afraid to go also; and Dober would i
have come back, had not the bn-re
sent for him to help them in Heau L


S cOUNx mT wENDor.

BUT now I must relate a very sad event
Many people hated the count very much,
and spoke against him to the king of Po-
land, and persuaded him to forbid the
count to live at Herrn-but any more.
When this order was sent, the count was
walking alone from place to place, think-
ing and talking of his Saviour. One of
the good men at Herrn-hut took the letter,
.ad went to meet the count. And what
did the count say when he heard the sad
news Did he lament? No: he said,
" Now we will go about, and preach the
Saviour all over the world." He was not
allowed even to go to his house once
more to bid the dear brethren farewell.
But many of them came to him to be his
servants, and to travel with him, his wife,
and his children. Some of his friends
offered him their houses to live in for a
little time. One friend gave him leave to
go to an old empty house in a lonely

part of Genhany. Chistian Dv wve
first to see what kind of a place it w
He came back, and mid, "The house i
too old and uncomfortable for you t
live in." The oount answered, Chd
tian, hast thou not been in Greenlandl
"Yes," said he; "but this house is not a
good as Greenland. If you were to g
there it would be the death of you. ti
the count determined to go. And wh
was he so anxious to go? Because th
were a number of wretched eottag
around who knew not Christ the Leo
though they were called Christd
The house was as lage as the bina
palace, but ah its splendor was fad
Here the poor were gathered together i
hear the gospel. The count fst eapbhe
to them the parable of the lot sheep.
pitied the igaorance of the little ehidre
in the village, and he had the boys taa

I covrw unlsoiwOr.

He todd them to do mo no more, but to
oome to his home inead, when he would
give them breed and clothe. Thus he
cared both for their souls and bodies.

AT length the count went on a very
dangeoous expedition. He had encou-
raged way of the brethe to go to the
Lheatbhe amd many had died.-particu-
)aly those who had gone o the We
Indies At am tme ten brethren died of
a levr in oe lite islad called St. Croi.
Som e eope thAoght th emat did not
eam for the poor l~bthr ; but wa it o
, so: ily the count eaed mot of al
for the ors of the poor eathe.
The oonut nw determined to go to the
island of St. Tbomasr bh e though it
w one of be a mot unhemdhy in all the
Wert ladime The oomte w too good

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a lady to pearnds him not to go; but
she stayed at home herself to take cae of
her children. Yet one of these children,
the little Anna Therem, sweet and pious
child of four year old, ver again saw
her dear father upoa earth, but with joy
fell asleep in Jesus while he was absent.
The cunt set ail in winter, hoping to
eesape the geat beat, and be was only
one montd *pon the stormy ocean. He
was accompanied by some of the brethdn,
who wished to be misionares in Sb
Thomas. When he arrived there, he
found that the missionerie who had gone
there some years before were in pria.
The oonnt wondered why they had been
imaruisoed, and head tt they had been
aonused of dealing. This he knmw p &e
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!otaInMr SUMrm w.

of the count it beholding the good me
missionaries had abeady done? He had
a meeting with the negroes, and he began
with these words, which the negroes also
knew: "I believe that Jesus Christ is
my Lord;" but he was astonished at the
manner in which the poor black men, in
their broken language, answered,-" My
Lord! my Lord! who has redeemed me,
a lost and undone human creature!" The
slaves uttered these words, not in a mum-
bling tone, or in a loud sing-song, as
people often repeat their prayers -but
with all their hearts and souls, and some
of them with tears running down their
cheeks. Now the count rejoiced more
than words can tell, that he had enoou-
raged the missionaries to leave their na-
tive land. The count held many meeting
with the slaves, and he found the number
of those that wished to serve Christ wa
s~W khIdred. Six years before not one
of these had known the name of Jesus.
How much had been done in a short
time! God had heard the avers of the

oem0 r snamN aear. 4
Iw&AtM, u d had poned out his fphit
na the bathen. In three Wesl the eoant
eft t. Thomas to visit other edn.
Mhe negroes had learned to love him
ready, and wept much when he set

THAT spring the count returned to his
familyy in Germany; but his heakh had
meen much hurt by his visit to the West
dies. Still this did not prevent him
soon afterward going to Novth Amerca,
o visit the wild Indians who wadr
unog the vast forests of that.lead. He
tok with him some of his fMends,. d
iu eldest daughter, Benigna, who wsw
now sixteen yean old. She mswt have
been a brave girl to venture to g among
moh Mavge people as the wild ladian
who are a fierce as lions, delighting in
bloody wars, and in the torment of tafir
mami L Ranma at thim mnncm omed

44 coe N Dow .
togetle lo put the eoat and hi eoA-
panion to death; but the w*led plot
was found out in time to save the lives
of these holy people. But, in genml,
even the wild Indians did not try to hurt
the count, but listened to his kind words,
and said they should like to have teach-
ers sent to them. The count found a few
who had been converted; and these he
liked to be with, because they were so
very holy and earnest.
He willingly bore all the hardships of
the way. At night he and his compa-
aiomu slept in tents: in the day they ra-
vekd on horseback, along paths over
which o. carriage could go. Sometimes
they ame to rivers, and found it hard to
eross them. If they could, they waded
through on horseback: if not, they let
other hoses swim, while they sat upon
their backs. Often they were bliged to

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or aut mwe, they corm get, as to I
their hoee loose at night, to ind food e
theelves, though it was often wry di&
oak to catch them in the mnwnn. Yet
the cooat osed for none of them things,
not did Seigna either, if good ocmld be
done in their journey.

Tun oount was absent on this joawey
to Arnica two yew and a bK. Aft
lbegt he retired to Ge.any, &iM maw
again 1s dew wife; but two of thi deC
lime children whom he Iad left we mot
alive when he retuned. Joanna alona
and her brother David had died sdng
his abeenee-the little girl at the ofd,
five, and the boy at the age of foSrt but
the eout could think of these lamhbs wth
joy, beeaune, young as they wcmw j,
bed Iowd their Seviou. Thet wntfe
lte girl, Iami Agnes, wfaho tM nw

40 oadohIlMSmnaoU .
eigbalmd not yet seemed pious and thi
made her father uneasy. Hi youngest
girl, Mizabeth, was only three. Beside
these, he had a son, named Christian Re-
natus, who gave him much joy; for this
youth, who was now sixteen, had be-
come truly pions during his father's ab-
sence. The count determined to keep
him always with himn or his mother, that
he might be instructed and warned against
About this time Benigna married a
very pious young man. Do you remem-
ber dtat the count had a friend when he
was a child, named Baron de Watevit e
This friend had joined with him all
through hi lfe in his plans. He had
adopted a youth as his son, named John,
and had given him his own name. It
was this young man who now married
Benign. The count rejoiced in having
such a son-in-Jaw.
Do you remember that the count had
lived, when he was a little boy, inas coun-
try home with his grandmaoheH That
good old lady had lag b"m ded, and

o"trm lTtr. 4,
the home in which she had lived We to
be msod Benigna's husband bought it,
and took his wife to live there. I do not
wonder Benigna wished to live where her
dear father had been brought up. Besides,
this pace was only four miles from Herrn-
hut, where she herself had spent her happy
childhood among the poor people of God.
It was through Benignts going there that
the count's great wish to return to Herrn.
hut was granted. And how could that be?
When people in Germany heard Benigha
spoken of, they began to speak of her father,
and then they thought of his goodness; and
some said, 0e wish he could return to
Herm-hut' And then they entreated the
king of Poland to let him etun, and st-
sred the king that the coat was really a
good man. So the king sent him a mes-
sage, allowing him to live again in Herm-


WHO can describe the joy there was at
Harm-hut when the count again appeared
in the village! It was ten years since he
had left it, to wander, as a pilgrim, in fo-
reign countries. Since then he had paid
two or three short visits to this beloved
spot, but they were mixed with orrow,
because he could not stqy; wheasu now
he returned to abide. It was at the derk
hour of five in the morning that he arrived.
In the afternoon there was a kind of feast
held, at which people ate only a simple
oake, and drank water or mlk, while they
talked of the love of Jesus. Thee feasts
were called love-feasts. There wem two
hundred penons at this holy eervio, amd
among them were two Greenlanders. Jast
before the count had been banished, the

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How delighted the count was at the eight
of Matthew aad Jadi fodtbhese wee the
new names of the reenlande; and how
glad he was that be bad sent so many
missionaes among the heathen! soon
saerwaud the oount had a feat with the
children at Heamhut, and he then talked
t them about piou chbildhm be had known
many years ago.
. The count often went to ee his dear
Belaigna in his grandmodthm'siwous, and
he asked the people in HIrmbt to come
to him theemin his own room WhM- they
were met together, he said, This is the
very room in whih, when I was a litde
boy, I fint began to low Jeau far dybg
for me, and bhe I fuit wept at the thought
of al be hfered for me."


He had givh up all hi ehi
who had taken many of A
their rest. Three had died
Theodora, when only two
Anna ThereM, Joanna Oek
and Chrisu a Lomb, at four

nuone an AX wagnm Me nem
very i, and she set out to ee
on the way she was told he
8he could not go on hb jotine
time; but after a whiba s resi
* w e as a


the one he had lost. He did n
great lady, however, but one of
Morviamns rho had fint settle
eelae. Anna Nitshman was a
when fist she arrived at Hem.
was then very poor, and used to i
but she was so pious, that when <
she was abling to al the gidsi
She wa made a countess; but ti
thing to one who was soon going
aheavenlycrown. There wasbu
let for the oount and oountes ti
earth, but daring that little time
alway doing good. They both i
the same time, and the count
to die. He was ill only ur d
eountes could not nurse him i
as, for she also was dying.


WOULD you not like to knc
good man died? His sickness
cold and a fever. He could
rl;nhn n.l fat l+ w. t;mtry on,

childhood, Baron Ptndlok de
was there to comfort him,and the
just able to may how much he I
him nearhim. There were mma
rarins who liked to sit with hi
both night and day, and he sem
them all most tenderly. He a
u I cannot express how much I
We ae together like angels, am
i heaven." While he talked, lo
kialooks. He spoke with jdy ol
had dked before him, and whoi
to meet in heveae j-seenlad
gmoalare-the iendsofhi hbea
swet babebr-4i during ao-
wifk -W thought over all the;
life, and wondered that God.sh
himdoaomu ph good. "lonly
a aer-c toee. a/fM poor be
the Lord; and, behold, thHoM

The eot at p eiMNAb eth esi
day and night in speaig wtth i
Friend, his aTlourw, wnob he Ba
from si to' lxty, mt whom he hc
love for evemoe. Tht night his
for a while was unable to speak, bu
morning it was bett, and be thau
Saviour that he ouold Me it. He ep
faint voice to many of his friends, a
he was ready to goto Jems: them
wone, be ent for hise d ht~s; b
they oeod come be cold speak so
be he looked them with love.
hmndked pious Monvl us ome i
room, and inlb the Moms em r it
his dying ee w~ and him, md se
of joy, while all beldes were a
About nine o'eoek in the mar n
one sweet, peMeful puloing lik
his eye, beaed his hed on de
A_ Jt J l am .-.- ,L.-

little oount did, what number
might hea of Jess! But, 0,
serve 6d ol their lives witi
hearts! 0 how few are like (

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