Considerations on the Present Political State of India, Volum 1

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Pàgina 282 - Signior Antonio, many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated* me About my moneys and my usances :* Still have I borne it with a patient shrug; For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. You call me misbeliever, cut-throat, dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own.
Pàgina 240 - Rev. 22 : 11. i. q. Let the unjust (oiixm) never work righteousness, and let the just never (/uijx4«) do unjustly." ie in the times to come when Christ hath ceased to reign as mediator, (1 Cor. 15 : 24) while of the times previous it is said : " Let the wicked forsake his way — and let him return unto the Lord.
Pàgina 358 - ... disagreeable to the government to receive. A communication of this nature might be rather suspected of painting things in colours pleasing to the government, with the view of bringing the writer into favourable notice. But no motive can be assigned for a wanton provocation of resentment, in a quarter, where it must always be the interest of a public servant to stand on favourable ground, by misrepresentation, or any statement of facts and opinions which the writer does not believe to be accurate...
Pàgina 264 - Although the middling ranks will not steal and rob openly, or commit other bad actions which might lower them in the public eye ; yet, when it can be concealed, they will receive bribes, will defraud their masters by false accounts, and, by making use of their power in office, will extort sums in the most paltry and mean way from all who have any transactions with them. They scruple...
Pàgina 35 - His nominal nal employment is to keep accounts of the expenditure of the household, and the sums advanced by the baboo. His actual duties are, to insinuate himself by that address which is peculiar to the Bengalee, into the management of the family, and having accomplished this, to enrich himself by every species of knavery. To cheat in all the articles he purchases, enhance the price of every commodity, by insisting on a regular per centage from the dealers, and to supply every want of the young...
Pàgina 238 - A mansion infested by age and by sorrow ; the seat of malady, harassed with pains, haunted with the quality of darkness, and incapable of standing long; such a mansion of the vital soul, let its occupier always cheerfully quit.
Pàgina 194 - ... up the result; to judge of the result itself, nothing is wanting but plain and ordinary good sense, a less fallacious guide than the knowledge of a judge, accustomed to find guilty, and to reduce all things to an artificial system, borrowed from his studies. Happy the nation, where the knowledge of the law is not a science!
Pàgina 381 - This town consisted of one row of miserable huts, sunk beneath the side of the road, the mud walls crooked in every direction; some of them opening in wide cracks, or zigzag fissures, from top to bottom, as if there had just been an earthquake— all the roofs sunk in various places— thatch off, or overgrown with grass— no...
Pàgina i - Considerations on the present Political State of India, embracing Observations on the Character of the Natives, on the Civil and Criminal Courts, the Administration of Justice, the State of the Land...
Pàgina 62 - ... classbooks. Few subjects possess much beauty in the eyes of one who reads as a task ; and these would, at least, have the charm arising from utility. Under the present arrangement, although the young civilian has obtained a competent knowledge both of Persian and Bengalee; yet he often finds himself in a wilderness when he enters the Court, and commences his first cause. He is, in fact, for a while, exposed to the concealed, but continued ridicule of his inferior officers. It is not likely, indeed,...