Speeches: Edited

S.C. Basu, 1899 - 225 pages

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Page 1 - We hold ourselves bound to the natives of our Indian territories by the same obligations of duty which bind us to all our other subjects ; and those obligations, by the blessing of Almighty God, we shall faithfully and conscientiously fulfil.
Page 177 - Our conquest there, after twenty years, is as crude as it was the first day. The natives scarcely know what it is to see the grey head of an Englishman. Young men (boys almost) govern there, without society, and without sympathy with the natives.
Page 165 - ... makes all reform of our Eastern government appear officious and disgusting, and, on the whole, a most discouraging attempt. In such an attempt you hurt those who are able to return kindness or to resent injury. If you succeed, you save those who cannot so much as give you thanks.
Page 177 - There is nothing in the boys we send to India worse, than in the boys whom we are whipping at school, or that we see trailing a pike, or bending over a desk at home. But as English youth in India drink the intoxicating draught of authority and dominion before their heads are able to bear it, and as they are full grown in fortune long before they are ripe in principle...
Page 177 - But the difference in favour of the first conquerors is this : the Asiatic conquerors very soon abated of their ferocity, because they made the conquered country their own. They rose or fell with the rise or fall of the territory they lived in. Fathers there deposited the hopes of their posterity ; and children there beheld the monuments of their fathers. Here their lot was finally cast ; and it is the natural wish of all, that their lot should not be cast in a bad land.
Page 19 - I have now concluded my preliminary remarks, and I thank you for the patience with which you have heard me, and have now to invite you to attack, with good appetite, the substantial bill of fare which will be placed before you.
Page 178 - Accordingly the stock is bought up in qualifications. The vote is not to protect the stock, but the stock is bought to acquire the vote ; and the end of the vote is to cover and support, against justice, some man of power who has made an obnoxious fortune in India ; or to maintain in power those who are actually employing it in the acquisition of such a fortune ; and to avail themselves in return of his patronage, that he may shower the spoils of the east, " barbaric pearl and gold," on them, their...
Page 84 - We desire no extension of our present territorial possessions ; and, while we will permit no aggression upon our dominions or our rights to be attempted with impunity, we shall sanction no encroachment on those of others.
Page 177 - Even avarice and usury itself operated both for the preservation and the employment of national wealth. The husbandman and manufacturer' paid heavy interest, but then they augmented the fund from whence they were again to borrow. Their resources were dearly bought, but they were sure, and the general...
Page 67 - We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are, — t One equal temper of heroic hearts Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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