Anglo-India, Social, Moral, and Political: Being a Collection of Papers from the Asiatic Journal, Volume 1

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W.H. Allen, 1838 - Anglo-Indian literature
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Page 78 - But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said: — But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.
Page 334 - This easy and universal belief, so expressive of the sense of mankind, may be ascribed to the genuine merit of the fable itself. We imperceptibly advance from youth to age, without observing the gradual, but incessant, change of human affairs, and, even in our larger experience of history, the imagination is accustomed, by a perpetual series of causes and effects, to unite the most distant revolutions. But, if the interval between two memorable...
Page 296 - All metaphysical impossibilities can be reduced to the formula, that it is impossible for the same thing to be and not to be at the same moment, as this would be an absurdity, — that is, an absurd or meaningless statement.
Page 290 - ... violent hypothesis, to imagine that it can really act at all, or have any real force even within its own limits. But that it can exert any influence beyond these limits, is demonstrably absurd ; for action is a state of being, and that a body should act where it is not, is therefore equivalent to saying that it is possible for the same thing to be and not to be at the same moment, which is a contradiction.
Page 201 - ... of the same nature. I was credibly, or rather certainly informed, that you had admitted into your minds the desperate project of destroying your own lives at the bar where you stand, and of signalizing your suicide by the previous destruction of at least one of your judges.
Page 200 - ... in wait with intent to murder. They were found guilty, and brought up for judgment. Previous to his pronouncing judgment, however, Sir James received an intimation that the prisoners had conceived the project of shooting him as he sat on the bench, and that one of them had for that purpose a loaded pistol in his writing-desk.
Page 199 - The sagacity of his numerous and fierce adversaries could not discover a blot on his character ; and in the midst of all the hard trials and galling provocations of a turbulent political life, he never once deserted his friends when they were unfortunate, nor insulted his enemies when they were weak.
Page 243 - ... presented to the bride and bridegroom, the former of whom is tenderly kissed by all females. When a superior relative comes in, such as a godmother or an aunt, the bride kisses her hands and asks a blessing, which is bestowed by making the sign of the cross. All being seated, tea and sweetmeats are brought in and handed to each guest, while the byes perform their evolutions and chaunt their melodies in a corner of the hall, until it is time for them to come forward. The byes then sing and dance...
Page 198 - Grotius, who filled so large a space in the eye of his contemporaries, is now perhaps known to some of my readers only by name. Yet if we fairly estimate both his endowments and his virtues, we may justly consider him as one of the most memorable men who have done honour to modern times.
Page 242 - Previous to the important day, each party chooses a bridesmaid and a bridesman, denominated the madreea and padreea, who, in addition to the duties which bridesmaids perform among us, are charged with the superintendence and arrangement of the procession and entertainment. They often contribute something towards the...

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