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Seite 379 - By the principle* of utility is meant that principle which approves or disapproves of every action whatsoever, according to the tendency which it appears to have to augment or diminish the happiness of the party whose interest is in question : or, what is the same thing in other words, to promote or to oppose that happiness.
Seite 595 - Committee, that it is the duty of this country to promote the interest and happiness of the native inhabitants of the British dominions in India, and that such measures -ought to be adopted, as may tend to the introduction among them of useful knowledge, and of religious and moral improvement.
Seite 505 - Majesty is well aware, that a Free Press has never yet caused a revolution in any part of the world, because, while men can easily represent the grievances arising from the conduct of the local authorities to the supreme Government, and thus get them redressed, the grounds of discontent that excite revolution are removed ; whereas, where no freedom of the Press existed, and grievances consequently remained unrepresented and unredressed, innumerable revolutions have taken place in all parts of the...
Seite 153 - For dignity composed and high exploit. But all was false and hollow — though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Matures!
Seite 419 - No person above seventeen years of age shall have any benefit or protection of the law, or be capable of any place of profit or honor, who is not a member of some church or profession, having his name recorded in some one, and but one religious record at once.
Seite 419 - Every freeman of Carolina shall have absolute power and authority over his negro slaves, of what opinion or religion soever.
Seite 263 - Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be, In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.
Seite 419 - Locke could propose, without compunction, that every freeman of Carolina shall have absolute power and authority over his negro slaves.
Seite 499 - The greater part of Hindustan having been for several centuries subject to Muhammadan Rule, the civil and religious rights of its original inhabitants were constantly trampled upon, and from the habitual oppression of the conquerors, a great body of their subjects in the southern Peninsula (Dukhin), afterwards called Marhattahs, and another body in the western parts now styled Sikhs, were at last driven to revolt ; and when. the Mussulman power became feeble, they ultimately succeeded in establishing...
Seite 154 - They assured him that he was entirely mistaken, and voted him their thanks for " the unremitting " zeal and eminent ability with which, during a period of " nine years, he had administered the government of British " India with such high credit to himself and advantage to " the interests of the Company." The Proprietors eagerly concurred in this opinion, and desired the Directors to convey to him " the expression of their admiration, gratitude, and