The life and correspondence of Charles, lord Metcalfe, Volume 2

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Smith, Elder, 1858 - India
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Page 222 - On that best portion of a good man's life, — His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
Page 76 - The village communities are little republics, having nearly everything that they want within themselves, and almost independent of any foreign relations. They seem to last where nothing else lasts. Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down : revolution succeeds to revolution; Hindu, Pathan, Moghul, Mahratta, Sikh, English are masters in turn ; but the village communities remain the same...
Page 462 - You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Page 76 - They seem to last where nothing else lasts. Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down; revolution succeeds revolution; but the village community remains the same. This union of the village communities, each one forming a separate little state in itself, has, I conceive contributed more than any other cause to the preservation of the...
Page 367 - That the head of the Executive Government of the Province being, within the limits of his Government, the representative of the Sovereign is responsible to the Imperial authority alone ; but that, nevertheless , the management of our local affairs can only be conducted by him, by and with the assistance, counsel and information, of subordinate officers in the Province.
Page 76 - This union of the village communities, each one forming a separate little state in itself, has, I conceive, contributed more than any other cause to the preservation of the people of India, through all the revolutions and changes which they have suffered, and is in a high degree conducive to their happiness, and to the enjoyment of a great portion of freedom and independence.
Page 367 - ... that in order to preserve between the different branches of the Provincial Parliament that harmony which is essential to the peace, welfare, and good government of the province, the chief advisers of the representative of the Sovereign, constituting a Provincial Administration under him, ought to be men possessed of the confidence of the representatives of the people, thus affording a guarantee that the...
Page 199 - SIR, — I have received and laid before the Court of Directors of the East India Company, your letter (No.
Page 368 - The governor-general replied that he would not make any such stipulation, and could not degrade the character of his office, nor violate his duty, by such a surrender of the prerogative of the Crown.
Page 77 - ... enjoyment of a great portion of freedom and independence. I wish, therefore, that the village constitutions may never be disturbed, and I dread everything that has a tendency to break them up. I am fearful that a Revenue Settlement...

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