The Expediency Maintained of Continuing the System by which the Trade and Government of India are Now Regulated

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Black, Parry, and Company and J. Hatchard, 1813 - 404 páginas
 

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Página 41 - The mechanic or artificer will work only to the measure of his necessities. He dreads to be distinguished. If he becomes too noted for having acquired a little more money than others of his craft, that will be taken from him. If conspicuous for the excellence of his skill, he is seized upon by some person in authority, and obliged to work for him night and day, on much harder terms than his usual labour acquired when at liberty.
Página 224 - The Cape of Good Hope was inhabited by a race of people almost as barbarous and quite as incapable of defending themselves as the natives of America. It is besides the half-way house, if one may say so, between Europe and the East Indies, at which almost every European ship makes some stay both in going and returning.
Página 35 - This is so avowed a practice, that if a stranger should inquire how much it would cost him to recover a just debt from a creditor who evaded payment, he would everywhere receive the same answer; the government will keep one-fourth, and give you the rest. — Still the forms of justice subsist; witnesses are heard, but brow-beaten and removed: proofs of writing produced, but deemed forgeries and rejected, until the way is cleared for a decision, which becomes totally or partially favourable, in proportion...
Página 29 - The obvious deductions from such a doctrine, which were actually admitted under the Mahomedan government of Bengal, are most important. ' No man is punishable for the murder of his own slave ; for, in that case, he would commit the practical absurdity of retaliating on himself. No man is punishable for the murder of his child, grandchild, or other descendant; for resuming a life which he himself has bestowed, he is only considered as liquidating an outstanding account. So monstrous an exemplification...
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Página 8 - ... prevent Hindostan from being rent in pieces by rebellious Omrahs ; but that of those pretenders, who either usurped the vizierut at Delhi, or the viceroyalties of the provinces, none could urge any claims of ancestry over which the period of one or two generations did not completely cast a veil. ' None, therefore, could build his usurpation, even obliquely, as it were, on a basis of opinion : but a general and an equal scramble took place; each pretending an appointment from the Court at Delhi,...
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