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Page 111 - I remember being struck many years ago, in reading the history of the Romans under the Empire, with a passage in which the author said that one great lesson to be deduced from the history of Rome was that all conquering nations, in order to render their Government in the conquered countries stable and permanent, must divest themselves of their peculiar privileges by sharing them with the conquered peoples. Now, gentlemen, we all know that it is the proud and just boast of Englishmen that they are...
Page 56 - To my mind, the greatest work of Western education in the present state of India is not so much the encouragement of learning as the liberation of the Indian mind from the thraldom of oldworld ideas, and the assimilation of all that is highest and best in the life and thought and character of the West. For this purpose not only the highest but all Western education is useful.
Page 157 - I am not heartless, for there's not a man That lives who hath not known his god-like hours, And feels not what an empire we inherit As natural beings in the strength of Nature.
Page 108 - The controversy ended with the virtual though not avowed abandonment of the measure proposed by the Government. Act III. of 1884 extended rather than diminished the privileges of European British subjects charged with offences, and left their position as exceptional as before. The...
Page 142 - The ideal authoritatively suggested as I understand, is the creation of a representative body or bodies in which the official element shall be in a minority, who shall have what is called the power of the purse, and who, through this instrumentality, shall be able to bring the British executive into subjection to their will.
Page 158 - thus the word,' And ' thus I saw,' and ' that I heard,'— But from the lips that half essayed The imperfect utterance fell unmade. 0 thou, in that mysterious shrine Enthroned, as I must say, divine ! 1 will not frame one thought of what Thou mayest either be or not. I will not prate of ' thus ' and
Page 55 - We cannot break with the past altogether. For it is a rich inheritance and we have no reason to be ashamed of it.
Page 140 - He said there was no body of persons in this country who performed the functions which Her Majesty's Opposition 'did in England. The newspapers, even if they really represented the views of the people, were not reliable and as the English Were necessarily ignorant of what was thought of them and their policy in Native circles, it would be very desirable in...