The Calcutta Review, Volume 18

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University of Calcutta, 1852 - India

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Page 266 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem! may my ' right hand forget its cunning...
Page xxv - All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
Page 114 - 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 206 - In order to cultivate and improve the relations of amity, and peace hereby established between the two Governments, it is agreed, that accredited ministers, retaining an escort, or safeguard of fifty men, from each, shall reside at the Durbar of the other, who shall be permitted to purchase, or to build a suitable place of residence, of permanent materials ; and a Commercial Treaty, upon principles of reciprocal advantage, will be entered into by the two high contracting Powers.
Page 476 - 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 300 - 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 89 - ... 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 place of their fathers, the same site for the village, the same position for the houses, the same lands will be occupied by the...
Page 304 - India should be governed from a palace, ' not from a counting-house, with the ideas of a prince, not ' with those of a retail-dealer in muslins and indigo.
Page 235 - He moved — in the •"holy fields Over -whose acres walked those blessed feet Which, eighteen hundred years ago, were nailed For our advantage, on the bitter cross...
Page 473 - ... trustworthiness. Hitherto they have not been admitted to any situations in which there is not a controlling European authority over them; but there is hardly any situation, admitting of that control, to which they are not now eligible; or if there be any such, there is a constant tendency to open such situations to them. They have now, especially in the Bengal and Agra provinces, almost the whole of the administration of justice in the first instance, subject to appeal to Europeans. They are...

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