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Page 281 - Committee, that it is the duty of this country to promote the interest and happiness of the native inhabitants of the British dominions in India, and that such measures -ought to be adopted, as may tend to the introduction among them of useful knowledge, and of religious and moral improvement.
Page 62 - WILLIAMS WYNN, MP, President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The...
Page 473 - Histoire de la domination des Arabes et des Maures en Espagne et en Portugal... rédigée sur l'histoire traduite de l'arabe en espagnol de M. Joseph Conde... par M. de Mariés. Paris, 1825, 3 vol. in-8°.
Page 21 - If the time shall come when her empire shall have passed away, these monuments of her virtue will endure when her triumphs shall have become an empty name. Let it still be the boast of Britain to write her name in characters of light; let her not be remembered as the tempest whose course was desolation, but as the gale of spring reviving the slumbering seeds of mind, and calling them to life from the winter of ignorance and oppression.
Page 222 - Jack ; and, to conclude, I will merely notice, that there was scarce an unknown animal, bird, beast, or fish, or an interesting plant, which we had not on board ; a living tapir, a new species of tiger, splendid pheasants, &c.
Page 177 - Calcutta would be no longer justified in boasting, that they are fortunately placed by Providence under the protection of the whole British Nation, or that the King of England and his Lords and Commons are their Legislators, and that they are secured in the enjoyment of the same civil and religious privileges that every Briton is entitled to in England.
Page 286 - One topic remains — my removal of restrictions from the press, has been mentioned in laudatory language. I might easily have adopted that procedure without any length of cautious consideration, from my habit of regarding the freedom of publication as a natural right of my fellow-subjects, to be narrowed only by special and urgent cause assigned.
Page 518 - Wu are not led into your country by the thirst of conquest, but are forced in our own defence to deprive our enemy of the means of annoying us. You may therefore rest assured that we will never consent to depart until we exclude our foe from Assam, and re-establish in that country a government adapted to your wants, and calculated to promote the happiness of all parties.
Page 285 - Court of Directors, or other public authorities in England, connected with the Government of India, or disquisitions on political transactions of the local administration, or offensive remarks levelled at the public conduct of the Members of the Council, of the Judges of the Supreme Court, or of the Lord Bishop of Calcutta.