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Page 234 - To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walked those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nailed For our advantage on the bitter cross...
Page xxiv - All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
Page 113 - Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as materially...
Page 475 - Facilities of official advancement can little affect the bulk of the people under any Government, and perhaps least under a good Government. It is not by holding out incentives to official ambition, but by repressing crime, by securing and guarding property, by creating confidence, by ensuring to industry the fruit of its labour, by protecting men in the undisturbed enjoyment of their rights, and in the unfettered exercise of their faculties, that Governments best minister to the public wealth and...
Page 303 - India should be governed from a palace, not from a countinghouse : with the ideas of a prince, not with those of a retail dealer in muslin and indigo.
Page 299 - I have been at church, my dear girl, in my new palanquin, (the mode of genteel conveyance) where all ladies are approached, by sanction of ancient custom, by all gentlemen indiscriminately, known or unknown, with offers of their hand to conduct them to their seat ; accordingly, those gentlemen who wish to change their condition (which, between ourselves, are chiefly old fellows, for the young...
Page 88 - ... cannot be inhabited, the scattered villagers nevertheless return whenever the power of peaceable possession revives. A generation may pass away, but the succeeding generation will return. The sons will take the places of their fathers ; the same site for the...
Page 205 - In order to secure and improve the relations of amity and peace hereby established between the two States, it is agreed that accredited Ministers from each shall reside at the Court of the other.
Page xxxvi - Such a confession of premeditated and wholesale murder did not surprize us, knowing that the Arab, at a distance from the capital, consults only his own passions, in the commission of any outrage of this nature, and even there, the price of blood is not confined to the strict law of " an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or a life for a life," owing to the apathy of the Government, and the influence of party.