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Página 112 - And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; And the second year that which springeth of the same: And in the third year sow ye, and reap, And plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
Página 149 - Among their other battles there was one night engagement. As, however, the balance had not inclined in favour of either nation, another combat took place in the sixth year, in the course of which, just as the battle was growing warm, day was on a sudden changed into night. This event had been foretold by Thales, the Milesian, who forewarned the lonians of it, fixing for it the very year in which it actually took place. The Medes and Lydians, when they observed the change, ceased fighting, and were...
Página 296 - ... in the degree in which he employs the natives in official situations, and the countenance and familiarity which he extends to all the natives of rank who approach him, he seems to have reduced to practice almost all the reforms which had struck me as most required in the system of government pursued in those provinces of our Eastern Empire which I had previously visited.
Página 259 - ... the wild antelopes, startled from sleep, bounding off, and then turning for a moment to gaze on this tremendous inundation which swept all before it, levelled the hedges and standing corn, and completely overwhelmed every ordinary barrier as it moved.
Página 296 - ... required in the system of government pursued in those provinces of our Eastern Empire which I had previously visited. His popularity (though to, such a feeling there may be individual exceptions) appears little less remarkable than his talents and acquirements, and I was struck by the remark I onco heard, that ' all other public men had their enemies and their friends, their admirers and their aspersors, but that of Mr. Elphinstone everybody spoke highly.
Página 321 - We, the native princes, chiefs, gentlemen, and inhabitants of Bombay, its dependencies, and allied territories, cannot contemplate your approaching departure from the country without endeavouring to express, however faintly, the most profound and lasting regret which has been occasioned in our minds by your resignation of the government of this Presidency ; for until you became Commissioner in the Deccan and Governor of Bombay, never had we been...
Página 31 - I had rebuilt. I set my hand to build it up and to finish its summit. As it had been in ancient times, so I built up its structure ; as it had been in former days, thus I exalted its head.
Página 302 - It is observed that the missionaries find the lowest castes the best pupils. But we must be careful how we offer any special encouragement to men of that description. They are not only the most despised, but among the least numerous of the great divisions of society ; and it is to be feared that if our system of education first took root among them, it would never spread further...
Página 279 - If a man have a demand from his inferior, or his equal, he places him under restraint, prevents his leaving his house, or eating, and even compels him to sit in the sun until he comes to some accommodation. If the debtor were a superior, the...