The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature, Volume 10 (Google eBook)

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James Silk Buckingham
J. M. Richardson, 1826 - Great Britain
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Page 254 - It is not from religious prejudices and early impressions only, that Hindoo widows burn themselves on the piles of their deceased husbands, but also from their witnessing the distress in which widows of the same rank in life are involved, and the insults and slights to which they are daily subjected...
Page 342 - ... sway of that nation, their improvement, both mental and social, would be promoted, and their lives, religion, and property be secured. Actuated by such feelings, even in those critical times, which are the best test of the loyalty of the subject they voluntarily came forward with a large portion of their property to enable the British Government to carry into effect the measures necessary for its own defence, considering the cause of the British as their own, and firmly believing that on its...
Page 532 - Lured by the toys that captivate the throng ; To herd in cabinets and camps, among Spoil, carnage, and the cruel pomp of pride ; Or chant of heraldry the drowsy song, How tyrant blood, o'er many a region wide, Rolls to a thousand thrones its execrable tide.
Page 255 - ... a barren wife may be superseded by another in the eighth year; she whose children are all dead, in the tenth ; she who brings forth only daughters, in the eleventh ; she who speaks unkindly, without delay...
Page 288 - ... were fully sufficient to satisfy both his wants and his wishes. Upon this he retired to Oxford, for the benefit of the Bodleian library; and Dr.
Page 254 - ... existence after the death of their husbands ; and this indifference, accompanied with the hope of future reward held out to them, leads them to the horrible act of suicide. These restraints on female inheritance encourage, in a great degree, polygamy, a frequent source of the greatest misery in Native families...
Page 320 - In every thing, except their foreign trade, the liberty of the English colonists to manage their own affairs their own way is complete. It is in every respect equal to that of their fellow-citizens at home, and is secured in the same manner, by an assembly of the representatives of the people, who claim the sole right of imposing taxes for the support of the colony government.
Page 468 - About the boughs an airy nation flew, Thick as the humming bees, that hunt the golden dew In summer's heat; on tops of lilies feed, And creep within their bells, to suck the balmy seed: The winged army roams the fields around; The rivers and the rocks remurmur to the sound.
Page 256 - the law, receive a gratuity, however small, for giving " his daughter in marriage; since the man who, " through avarice, takes a gratuity for that purpose, is a
Page 418 - ... subjects, not to overlook their condition ; they appeal to you by the honour of that great nation which under your Royal auspices has obtained the glorious title of Liberator of Europe, not to permit the possibility of millions of your subjects being wantonly trampled on and oppressed ; they lastly appeal to you by the glory of your Crown on which the eyes of the world are fixed, not to consign the natives of India, to perpetual oppression and degradation.

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