Lights and Shades of the East: Or a Study of the Life of Baboo Harrischander and Passing Thoughts on India and Its People, Their Present and Future

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Alliance Press, 1863 - 385 Seiten
 

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Seite 179 - We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern ; a class of persons Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect.
Seite 143 - Throw yourself rather, my dear Sir, from the steep Tarpeian rock slap-dash headlong upon iron spikes. If you had but five consolatory minutes between the desk and the bed, make much of them, and live a century in them, rather than turn slave to the Booksellers. They are Turks and Tartars, when they have poor authors at their beck. Hitherto you have been at arm's length from them.
Seite 312 - I mean, that modern history appears to be not only a step in advance of ancient history, but the last step ; it appears to bear marks of the fulness of time, as if there would be no future history beyond it.
Seite 219 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell...
Seite 97 - OH, when I was a tiny boy My days and nights were full of joy, My mates were blithe and kind ! — No wonder that I sometimes sigh, And dash the tear-drop from my eye, To cast a look behind ! A hoop was an eternal round Of pleasure. In those days I found A top a joyous thing ; — But now those past delights I drop, My head, alas ! is all my top, And careful thoughts the string...
Seite 99 - East up lame and half stunned, and he hobbles back into goal, conscious of having played the man. And now the last minutes are come, and the school gather for their last rush, every boy of the hundred and twenty who has a run left in him. Reckless of the...
Seite 100 - ... them, straight for our goal like the column of the Old Guard up the slope at Waterloo. All former charges have been child's play to this. Warner and Hedge have met them, but still on they come. The bull-dogs rush in for the last time ; they are, hurled over or carried back, striving hand, foot and eyelids.
Seite 33 - I venture to think, be a source of strength ; for adding to the resources of the public treasury ; and for extending the uniform application of our system of government to those whose best interests, we sincerely believe, will be promoted thereby.
Seite 353 - And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Seite 104 - ... inch of distance to the last. The Orielites on the bank, who are rushing along, sometimes in the water, sometimes out, hoarse, furious, madly alternating between hope and despair, have no reason to be ashamed of a man in the crew. Off the mouth of the Cherwell there is still twenty feet between them. Another minute, and it will be over one way or another. Every man in both crews is now doing his best, and no mistake: tell me which boat holds the most men who can do better than their best at a...

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