The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, Volumen1

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1877

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Página 355 - On the 7th of March, 1835, Lord "William Bentinck decided that "the great object of the British Government ought to be the promotion of European literature and science among the natives of India;" two of the Orientalists retired from the Committee of Public Instruction; several new members, both English and native, were appointed; and
Página 333 - us to eat Lordsupper with pariahs as lives ugly, handling dead men, drinking rack and toddy, sweeping the streets, mean fellows altogether, base persons, contrary to that which Saint Paul saith: I determined to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.' " Was there ever a more appropriate quotation
Página 333 - If this be a question of words, and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.' But though, like Gallic, I drove them and their petitions from my
Página 416 - Letters to Archdeacon Travis,' and compared the collected letters with the Gentleman's Magazine, in which they originally appeared. The book has a little * " Matters beyond our control." " Fair ship, that from the Italian shore Sailest the placid ocean's plains With my lost Arthur's loved remains, Spread thy full wings, and waft him
Página 354 - is of far greater value than all the literature which three hundred years ago was extant in all the languages of the world together. Nor is this all. In India, English is the language spoken by the ruling class. It is spoken by the higher class of natives at the
Página 57 - the tongue, if such there are, And make colloquial happiness your care, Preserve me from the thing I dread and hate, A duel in the form of a debate. Vociferated logic kills me quite. A noisy man is always in the right.
Página 334 - soon as they began to read, the whole station was in a passion of excitement about Miss Harlowe, and her misfortunes, and her scoundrelly Lovelace. The governor's wife seized the book; the secretary waited for it; the chiefjustice could not read it for tears.' He acted the whole scene: he paced up and down the
Página 5 - 00. MOTLEY'S LIFE AND DEATH OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD. The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland: with a View of the Primary Causes aud Movements of
Página 416 - the rich, who are always a minority, absolutely at its mercy. The day will come when in the State of New York a multitude of people, none of whom has had more than half a breakfast, or expects to have more than half
Página 354 - of two great European communities which are rising, the one in the south of Africa, the other in Australasia; communities which are every year becoming more important, and more closely connected with our Indian empire. Whether we look at the intrinsic value of our literature, or at the particular situation of this

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