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Page 464 - We believe that men who have been engaged, up to one or two and twenty, in studies which have no immediate connection with the business of any profession, and of which the effect is merely to open, to invigorate, and to enrich the mind, will generally be found, in the business of every profession, superior to men who have, at eighteen or nineteen, devoted themselves to the special studies of their calling.
Page 355 - The consequence, therefore, of the conquest of India by the British arms would be, in place of raising, to debase the whole people. There is perhaps no example of any conquest in which the natives have been so completely excluded from all share of the government of their country as in British India.
Page 39 - The horses on their part are not without emulation ; they tremble and are impatient, and are continually in motion. At last, the signal once given, they start, devour the course, and hurry along with unremitting swiftness. The jockeys inspired with the thought of applause, and the hope of victory, clap spurs to their willing horses, brandish their whips, and cheer them with their cries.
Page 337 - Their groves o' sweet myrtle let foreign lands reckon, Where bright beaming summers exalt the perfume; Far dearer to me yon lone glen o' green breckan, Wi' the burn stealing under the lang yellow broom: Far dearer to me are yon humble broom bowers, Where the blue-bell and gowan lurk lowly unseen ; For there, lightly tripping amang the wild-flowers, A-listening the linnet, aft wanders my Jean.
Page 417 - When you left me, only now, In that furred, Puffed, and feathered Polish dress, I was spurred Just to catch you, O my Sweet, By the bodice trim and neat, — Just to feel your heart a-beat, Like a bird. Yet, alas ! Love's light you deign But to wear As the dew upon your plumes, And you care Not a whit for rest or hush ; But the leaves, the lyric gush, And the wing-power, and the rush Of the air.
Page 352 - Our books alone will do little or nothing ; dry simple literature will never improve the character of a nation. To produce this effect, it must open the road to wealth, and honour, and public employment. Without the prospect of such reward, no attainments in science will ever raise the character of a people.
Page 128 - ... Finn, that I do not care to flatter you, and I think you ought to know that, as far as I am able, I will tell you the truth. Your speech, which was certainly nothing great, was about on a par with other maiden speeches in the House of Commons. You have done yourself neither good nor harm. Nor was it desirable that you should. My advice to you now is never to avoid speaking on any subject that interests you, but never to speak for above three minutes till you find yourself as much at home on your...
Page 591 - But it had grown upon a larger life Which tore its roots asunder. We rebelled — The larger life subdued us. Yet we are wed ; For we shall carry each the pressure deep Of the other's soul. I soon shall leave the shore.
Page 41 - ... at any one time or meeting, upon ticket or credit or otherwise, and shall not pay down the same at the time when he or they shall...
Page 353 - One of the greatest disadvantages of our Government in India is its tendency to lower or destroy the higher ranks of society, to bring them all too much to one level, and by depriving them of their former weight and influence, to render them less useful instruments in the internal administration of the country.