The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

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Page 40 - Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men...
Page 403 - 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 162 - For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silent, flooding in, the main.
Page 376 - I determined to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ, and -him crucified.
Page 57 - MY mind to me a kingdom is ; Such perfect joy therein I find As far exceeds all earthly bliss That God or nature hath assigned ; Though much I want that most would have, Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
Page 45 - May'st thou live to know and fear Him, Trust and love Him all thy days ; Then go dwell for ever near Him, See His face, and sing His praise...
Page 402 - ... medical doctrines which would disgrace an English farrier — astronomy which would move laughter in the girls at an English boarding-school — history, abounding with kings thirty feet high and reigns thirty thousand years long — and geography, made up of seas of treacle and seas of butter.
Page 455 - 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 117 - wellnigh worn out with that long disease, his life,' and, in the last precious days of it, ' discovered lying on the floor, employed in learning, by aid of grammar and dictionary, enough Italian to enable him to verify...
Page 377 - Clarissa with me : and, as soon as they began to read, the whole station was in a passion of excitement about Miss Harlowe and her misfortunes, and her scoundrelly Lovelace ! The governor's wife seized the book, and the secretary waited for it, and the chief justice could not read it for tears...

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