Notes on Indian Affairs, Том 2

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Сторінка 22 - Full little knowest thou, that hast not tried, What hell it is, in suing long to bide : To lose good days that might be better spent ; To waste long nights in pensive discontent ; To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow ; To feed on hope, to pine with fear and sorrow ; To have thy prince's grace, yet want her peers...
Сторінка 155 - Highlander gives to every question an answer so prompt and peremptory, that scepticism itself is awed into silence ; and the mind sinks before the bold reporter in unresisting credulity : but if a second question be ventured, it breaks the enchantment, for it is immediately discovered, that what was told so confidently, was told at hazard, and that such fearlessness of assertion was either the sport of negligence or the refuge of ignorance.
Сторінка 28 - The halcyon days of India are over ; she has been drained of a large proportion of the wealth she once possessed ; and her energies have been cramped by a sordid system of misrule to which the interests of millions have been sacrificed for the benefit of the few.
Сторінка 518 - The fundamental principle of the English had been to make the whole Indian nation subservient, in every possible way, to the interests and benefit of themselves. They have been taxed to the utmost limit ; every successive province, as it has fallen into our possession, has been made a field for higher exaction ; and it has always been our boast, how greatly we have raised the revenue above that which the native rulers were able to extort.
Сторінка 338 - One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth...
Сторінка 456 - Padre, we always regarded you Europeans as a most irreligious race of men, unacquainted even with the nature of prayer, till you came and told us you had good people amongst you in Europe ; since you are come here, indeed, we begin to think better of you !
Сторінка 76 - ... be fairly attributed to a combination of causes. Among these is a claim, which is now very wisely relinquished, of right of pre-emptions, and of exemptions from duties, in the province of Oude ; made, and exercised, by contractors employed in providing the investment ; and which, in the opinion of Lord Cornwallis, has essentially contributed to its ruin.
Сторінка 155 - Highlands with a mind naturally acquiescent, and a credulity eager for wonders, may come back with an opinion very different from mine ; for the inhabitants, knowing the ignorance of all strangers in their language and antiquities, perhaps are not very scrupulous adherents to truth ; yet I do not say that they deliberately speak studied falsehood, or have a settled purpose to deceive. They have inquired and considered little, and do not always feel their own ignorance. They are not much accustomed...
Сторінка 516 - More than seventeen years have elapsed since I first landed in this country ; but on my arrival, and during my residence of about a year in Calcutta, I well recollect the quiet, comfortable, and settled conviction, which in those days existed in the minds of the English population, of the blessings conferred on the natives of India by the establishment of the English rule. Our superiority to the Native Governments which we have supplanted ; the excellent system for the administration of justice which...
Сторінка 79 - ... guilty of betraying the interests of his sovereign. We have at another time withdrawn our troops from the support of the minister, and left him to his own resources. We have on several occasions placed ourselves in the humiliating condition of debtors to the Oude government ; we have shut our eyes to...

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