Rise and Progress of the British Power in India, Volume 1

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W. H. Allen & Company, 1837 - Great Britain - 713 pages

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Page 11 - ... the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies...
Page 669 - That it is now necessary to declare, that, to report any opinion, or pretended opinion, of his Majesty upon any bill, or other proceeding, depending in either House of Parliament, with a view to influence the votes of the members, is a high crime and misdemeanor, derogatory to the honour of the Crown, a breach of the fundamental privileges of Parliament, and subversive of the constitution of this country...
Page 41 - The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me ; He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God: and He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Page 430 - ... of which he is an inhabitant shall be fined according to the enormity of the crime, and each inhabitant according to his substance ; and that the family of the criminal shall become the slaves of the state, and be disposed of for the general benefit and convenience of the people, according to the discretion of the government...
Page 400 - Mogul, if they were in the hands of another nation, would avail them anything, — and when he declared " that the sword which gave us the dominion of Bengal must be the instrument of its preservation, and that, if it should ever cease to be ours, the next proprietor would derive his right and possession from the same natural charter.
Page 491 - In the late proceedings of the revenue board it will appear, that there is no species of peculation from which the honourable Governor-General has thought it reasonable to abstain.
Page 674 - I trust the house of lords will this day feel, that the hour is come, for which the wisdom of our ancestors established that respectable corps in the state, to prevent either the crown or the commons from encroaching on the rights of each other.
Page 670 - Indies ; and that this house will consider as an enemy to his country, any person who shall presume to advise his majesty to prevent, or in any manner interrupt, the discharge of this important duty.
Page 676 - Constitution, and to employ the powers entrusted to me by law for the only end for which they were given, the good of my people."* On the following day the Parlia'ment was dissolved.
Page 661 - He is doing indeed a great good ; such as rarely falls to the lot, and almost as rarely coincides with the desires of any man. Let him use his time. Let him give the whole length of the reins to his benevolence. He is now on a great eminence, where the eyes of mankind are turned to him. He may live long, he may do much. But here is the summit. He never can exceed what he does this day.

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