Through the British Empire, Volume 2

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J. Murray, 1886 - Great Britain
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Page 220 - Europe, differ for the worse, and whether, when we can patronize sound Philosophy and true History we shall countenance, at the public expense, medical doctrines, which would disgrace an English farrier ; Astronomy, which would move laughter in girls at an English boarding-school ; History, abounding with kings thirty feet high, and reigns thirty thousand years long ; and Geography, made up of seas of treacle and seas of butter.
Page 252 - ... of the periodical famines, which afflict certain parts of the peninsula, more and more diminished by the extension of railways which facilitate the work of relief. And what has wrought all these miracles ? The wisdom and the courage of a few directing statesmen, the bravery and the discipline of an army composed of a small number of Englishmen and a large number of natives led by heroes ; and, lastly, and I will venture to say principally, the devotion, the intelligence, the courage, the perseverance,...
Page 393 - Protection Acts, 1872 and 1875, and to provide a civil court for the settlement of disputes between British subjects living in these islands. " The jurisdiction of the High Commissioner extends over all islands in the Western Pacific not being within the limits of the colonies of Fiji, Queensland, or New South Wales, and not being within the jurisdiction of any civilised power...
Page 504 - —he goes on to say—" the Chinese competes with the white man wherever he meets him, and is checking, conquering, and ousting him, not indeed by force, but with the weapons of labour and thrift." It is no wonder, then, that a violent prejudice exists against Celestials in the minds of white men thus handicapped. Antagonism of this kind neither exists now nor is likely to obtain in the Golden Chersonese, where they come in contact -with homogeneous peoples ; and therefore it is to be...
Page 250 - Presidency of Madras or of Bombay The relations of the civil and military officers with the people leave nothing to be desired, If proof were needed to show how deeply rooted among the populations is English prestige, I would quote the fact that throughout the peninsula the native prefers, in civil and still more in criminal cases, to be tried by an English judge. It would be impossible, I think, to render a more flattering testimony to British rule.
Page 509 - Hubner, in his very interesting work,1 declares he is frightened at the results of Chinese emigration, which in a comparatively short space of time has flooded three-quarters of the globe, and indulges in the following reflections: "Two enormous reservoirs; two rivers are issuing from them, the white river and the yellow river — the one fertilising the lands through which it runs with the seeds of Christian civilisation, and the other threatening to destroy them. Already at several points these...
Page 340 - Report of a Commission appointed to inquire into the Working of the Western Pacific Orders in Council and the nature of the measures requisite to secure the attainment of the objects for which those Orders in Council were issued.

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