Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin, 1851. First edition. 8vo, original printed blue-green wrappers, 30 pages. A little soiled and worn; a very good copy. Item #11351
A funeral sermon for Goodell (1789-1851), who had begun life as a shoemaker and ended up serving as a missionary to Malta from 1822, bringing with him the first printing press to the island; he later removed (with the press) to Smyrna, before leaving the mission and returning to the U.S. in 1844. Goodell, himself a missionary to Constantinople and a colleague of Temple's, notes, "The three languages, of which he made constant use in his intercourse with men, were the English, the Italian, and the Greek; and by his connection with the press, he may be said to have used also, to some extent, the Turkish, and the Armenian." Includes a brief biographical sketch of Temple.