The Life of Alexander Duff, Volume 1

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A. C. Armstrong, 1879
 

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Page 328 - Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses dark, That sunk so low that sacred head of thine. Next Camus, reverend sire, went footing slow, His mantle hairy, and his bonnet sedge Inwrought with figures dim, and on the edge Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe: "Ah! who hath reft," quoth he, "my dearest pledge!
Page 32 - ... a sum of not less than one lac of rupees in each year shall be set apart and applied to the revival and improvement of literature, and the encouragement of the learned natives of India, and for the introduction and promotion of a knowledge of the sciences among the inhabitants of the British territories in India...
Page 34 - It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, That thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Page 188 - Council is of opinion that the great object of the British Government ought to be the promotion of European literature and science among the natives of India, and that all the funds appropriated for the purpose of education would be best employed on English education alone.
Page 279 - If on my face, for Thy dear name, Shame and reproaches be, All hail reproach, and welcome shame, If Thou remember me.
Page 425 - He paused, as if revolving in his soul Some weighty matter; then, with fervent voice And an impassioned majesty, exclaimed — " O for the coming of that glorious time When, prizing knowledge as her noblest wealth And best protection, this imperial Realm While she exacts allegiance, shall admit An obligation, on her part, to teach, Them who are born to serve her and obey; Binding herself by statute 1 to secure For all the children whom her soil maintains The rudiments of letters, and inform The mind...
Page 351 - His visage was so marred more than any man's, and his form more than the sons of men.
Page 187 - It is my firm belief that, if our plans of education* are followed up, there will not be a single idolater among the respectable classes in Bengal thirty years hence.
Page 188 - His Lordship in Council directs that no portion of the funds shall hereafter be so employed. "His Lordship in council directs, that all the funds which these reforms will leave at the disposal of the committee be henceforth employed in imparting to the native population a knowledge of English literature and science, through the medium of the English language...
Page 379 - Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God; God upholdeth the same for ever.

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