The British Friend of India Magazine, and Indian Review, Volume 6

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Page 115 - The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner ; and all quality. Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! And O, you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell ! Othello's occupation's gone ! lago.
Page 166 - We have seen powerful evidence, that the construction of this globe and its associates, and inferentially that of all the other globes of space, was the result, not of any immediate or personal exertion on the part of the Deity, but of natural laws which are expressions of his will. What is to hinder our supposing that the organic creation is also a result of natural laws, which are in like manner an expression of his will?
Page 80 - ... stretched on four cross sticks, whose only ornament was the great coat that I brought from England, which, by a lucky invention, I turned into a blanket in the cold weather, by thrusting my legs into the sleeves, and drawing the skirts over my head. In this situation I lay, like Falstaff in the basket— hilt to point — and very comfortable, I assure you, all but my feet ; for the tailor, not having foreseen the various uses to which this piece of dress might be applied, had cut the cloth so...
Page 166 - ... again to produce crustaceous fishes, again perfect fishes, and so on to the end ? This would surely be to take a very mean view of the Creative Power — to, in short, anthropomorphize it, or reduce it to some such character as that borne by the ordinary proceedings of mankind. And yet this would be unavoidable ; for that the organic creation was thus progressive through a long space of time, rests on evidence which nothing can overturn or gainsay. Some other idea must then be come to with regard...
Page 79 - You may not believe me when I tell you, that I never experienced hunger or thirst, fatigue or poverty, till I came to India, — that since then, I have frequently met with the first three, and that the last has been my constant companion. If you wish for proofs, here they are. — I was three years in India before I was master of any other pillow than a book or a cartridge-pouch...
Page 191 - The parliament of Great Britain insists upon taxing the colonies ; and they refused to be taxed by a parliament in which they are not represented. If to each colony, which should detach itself from the general confederacy, Great Britain should allow such a number of representatives as suited the proportion of what it contributed to the public revenue of the empire...
Page 226 - With a view still further to promote and encourage the diffusion of knowledge among the humbler classes of the people, the GovernorGeneral is also pleased to direct, that even in the selection of persons to' fill the lowest offices under the Government, respect be had to the relative acquirements of the candidates, and that in every instance a man who can read and write be preferred to one who cannot.
Page 166 - It may now be enquired, — in what way was the creation of animated beings effected? The ordinary notion may, I think, be not unjustly described as this, — that the Almighty Author produced the progenitors of all existing species by some sort of personal or immediate exertion.
Page 196 - A soup, a roast fowl, curry and rice, a mutton pie, a fore-quarter of lamb, a rice pudding, tarts, very good cheese, fresh churned butter, fine bread, excellent Madeira (that is expensive, but eatables are very cheap).
Page 160 - Formal visits are paid in the evening; they are generally very short, as perhaps each lady has a dozen to make and a party waiting for her at home besides. Gentlemen also call to offer their respects and if asked to put down their hat, it is considered as an invitation to supper.

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