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Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Calcutta Monuments: Photo 6

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Inside, a statue of Bishop Reginald Heber, Wilson's successor and a leader in the doomed effort to Christianize India.  While still in England in 1819, Heber had written "From Greenland's Icy Mountains," a stirring missionary hymn whose final stanza contains the lines: "Waft, waft, ye winds, His story,/ And you, ye waters, roll/ Til, like a sea of glory,/ It spreads from pole to pole."  Four years later, and after much hesitation, he accepted the position of bishop of all India.  He recounts his subsequent experience in Narrative of a Tour Through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay, but the work wore him out.  Three years after arriving in India, he died at age 43 in the south, where he's buried in Trichinopoly.  The statue is by Francis Chantrey, a prolific Victorian sculptor.

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