Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 6

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Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Smith, Elder & Company, 1908 - Great Britain
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Page 126 - 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 76 - Britain,' &c. 1776. Among his friends was Giles Hussey, the artist, man}' of whose works he possessed. Duane was a fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries, and was a trustee of the British Museum, to which institution he presented minerals, antiquities, and miscellaneous objects in 1764-77.
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Page 349 - Bounty (that is, the governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy).
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Page 209 - Dunning and myself,' added he, ' we were generous, for we gave the girl who waited on us a penny a piece ; but Kenyon, who always knew the value of money, sometimes rewarded her with a halfpenny, and sometimes with a promise.
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Page 333 - Eaton sent for the constable, who advised him first to admonish him. etc., and if he could not, by the power of a master, reform him, then he should complain to the magistrate. But he caused his man to fetch him a cudgel, which was a walnut tree plant, big enough to have killed a horse, and a yard in length...
Page 314 - For example, the Court generally proposes some servile and shameless tool of theirs * to be Chairman of the Committee of Privileges and Elections. Why should not we, therefore, pick out some Whig of a fair character, and with personal connections, to set up in opposition? I think we should be pretty strong upon this point.

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