The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany ..., Volume 3

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Wm. H. Allen & Company, 1817 - Asia
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Contains "verbatim reports of Debates at the East-India house, taken in shorthand for these pages". -- cf. v. 1, p. iii.

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VOL. 3, JAN. TO JUNE, 1817
Review of Ward's 1815 book
SARDONIC? "Length of service in the country and military rank, heretofore the only claims to distinction, have long been found insufficient for the preservation of the due order and decor of the refined society in British India, a society which in point of the purity of its morals and true civilization stand confessedly the first of any European colony." "I would not for a moment entertain the idea that our fair country women would push their feeling so far that they would rather "Reign in Hell than serve in Heaven," but . . ." REMINDS WOMEN THAT WHATEVER RANK GIVEN IN INDIA DISAPPEARS IN ENGLAND.
"In 1810 the imports at Pontiana on English ships amount to 230,000 dollars of which there were 95 chest of opium, which averaged 1000 dollars per chest."\\
"At Tringano they perches annually two hundred chests of opium . . . "
509, UNDER "ASIATIC INTELLIGENCE," SINKING OF THE SHIP CAROLINE DURING DARK NIGHT ON A SHOAL," "About eighty chests of opium saved from the wreck, were sold on the spot, and it is stated, that on opening the chests, some of them were found to contain sawdus and cowdung mixed with the opium. This fraud, will of course, be traced to the perpetrators." CAROLINE BOUND FOR CHINA

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Page 316 - ... asked him why he did not worship the God of heaven? The old man told him that he worshipped the fire only, and acknowledged no other God ; at which answer Abraham grew so zealously angry, that he thrust the old man out of his tent, and exposed him to all the evils of the night and an unguarded condition. "When the old man was gone, God called to him, and asked him where the stranger was ; he replied, ' I thrust him away because he did not worship thee...
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Page 406 - England has erected no churches, no hospitals, no palaces, no schools ; England has built no bridges, made no high roads, cut no navigations, dug out no reservoirs. Every other conqueror of every other description has left some monument, either of state or beneficence, behind him. Were we to be driven out of India this day, nothing would remain to tell that it had been possessed, during the inglorious period of our dominion, by any thing better than the ourang-outang or the tiger.
Page 550 - In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?
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