The history of British India, 3권

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817 - 777페이지
 

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16 페이지 - ... therefore no sooner elected than he set off for Madras, and defrauded the longing eyes of Parliament. We have never enjoyed in this House the luxury of beholding that minion of the human race, and contemplating that visage which has so long reflected the happiness of nations. It was therefore not possible for the minister to consult personally with this great man. What, then, was he to do ? Through a sagacity that never failed him in these pursuits, he found out, in Mr. Benfield's representative,...
27 페이지 - Bombay, having in sundry instances acted in a manner repugnant to the honour and policy of this nation...
16 페이지 - Not content with this, in order to station a steady phalanx for all future reforms, this public-spirited usurer, amidst his charitable toils for the relief of India, did not forget the poor rotten constitution of his native country. For her, he did not disdain to stoop to the trade of a wholesale upholsterer for this house, to furnish it not with the faded tapestry figures of antiquated merit, such as decorate, and may reproach some other houses, but with real, solid, living patterns of true modern...
423 페이지 - Mauritius, from whence forty persons, French, and of a dark colour, of whom ten or twelve were artificers, and the rest servants, paying the hire of the ship, came here in search of employment. Such as chose to take service were entertained, and the remainder departed beyond the confines of this...
126 페이지 - I maintained the wars which were of your formation, or that of others, not of mine. I won one member f of the great Indian Confederacy from it by an act of seasonable restitution ; with another \ I maintained a secret intercourse, and converted him into a friend ; a third § I drew off by diversion and negotiation, and employed him as the instrument of peace.
126 페이지 - I dare to reply that they are, and their representatives annually persist in telling them so, the most flourishing of all the states of India — It was I who made them so. The valour of others acquired, I enlarged, and gave shape and consistency to the dominion which you hold there : I preserved it...
348 페이지 - ... 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 to be interrogated by others ; and seem never to have thought upon interrogating themselves ; so that if they do not know what they tell to be true, they likewise do not distinctly perceive it...
27 페이지 - Forasmuch as to pursue schemes of conquest and extension of dominion in India are measures repugnant to the wish, the honour, and the policy of this nation...
437 페이지 - I will go (said he) and drag him to the breach, and make him see by what a set of wretches he is surrounded; I will compel him to exert himself at this last moment." He was going, and met a party of pioneers, whom he had long looked for in vain, to cut off the approach by the southern rampart, " I must first (said he) shew these people the work they have to do," and in the act of giving his instructions, was killed by a cannon shot.
277 페이지 - The generous resolution was adopted, of sacrificing to the improvement of the country, the proprietary rights of the sovereign. The motives to improvement which property gives, and of which the power was so justly appreciated, might have been bestowed upon those upon whom they would have operated with a force incomparably greater than that with which they could operate upon any other class of men : they might have been bestowed upon those from whom alone, in every country, the principal improvements...

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