Abridgement of the History of India from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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Blackwood, 1880 - India - 552 pages
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Page 490 - I wish for a peaceful term of office. But I cannot forget that in the sky of India, serene as it is, a small cloud may arise, no larger than a man's hand, but which, growing larger and larger, may at last threaten to burst and overwhelm us with ruin.
Page 379 - Council is of opinion that the great object of the British Government ought to be the promotion of European literature and science among the natives of India; and that all the funds appropriated for the purpose of education would be best employed on English education alone.
Page 378 - In professing on the other hand to establish seminaries for the purpose of teaching mere Hindoo or mere Mahomedan literature, you bound yourselves to teach a great deal of what was frivolous, not a little of what was purely mischievous, and a small remainder indeed in which utility was in any way concerned.
Page 380 - And moral character of the nations committed to his charge, This Monument Was erected by men Who, differing in race, in manners, in language, And in religion, Cherish, with equal veneration and gratitude, The memory of his wise, upright, And paternal administration.

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