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He urged "those who have been told that my Works are but unscientific and irregular Eccentricity, a Madman's scrawls," to view his works and do him "justice before they decide." (11) Yet The Examiner published the only review of the exhibition, calling Blake "an unfortunate lunatic" and dismissing its Descriptive Catalogue as "a farrago of nonsense, unintelligibleness, and egregious vanity, the wild effusions of a distempered brain" (Records, 283).
For, in the Enquiry, Carey wrote, "The impediments in the way of carrying the gospel among the heathen must arise, I think, from one or other of the following things;--either their distance from us, their barbarous and savage manner of living, the danger of being killed by them, the difficulty of procuring the necessaries of life, or the unintelligibleness of their languages." (5) Carey obviously let none of these obstacles prevent him from carrying out his missionary vision among the "heathen" Hindus, not even his perception that he could be putting his life at risk in the process.