A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, Том 1

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A. Strahan, 1798 - Всего страниц: 2
 

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Стр. 34 - The stratagem he made use of was to cause a boy, of the name of Feizi, to be committed to the care of these priests, as a poor orphan of the sacerdotal line, who alone could be initiated into the sacred rites of their theology.
Стр. 118 - as you said to the mutineers." CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE " In all states of Europe, there are a set of men who assume from their infancy a pre-eminence independent of their moral character. The attention paid...
Стр. 256 - Heaven to witnefs, which with him is a requifition as injurious as it is ufelefs ; or you compel an oath from the mouth of a reprobate. Of what value can the oath of fuch a man appear to you ? If the oath be contrary to his own fecurity, it is abfurd ; if it be confonant with his intereft, it is fuperfluous. Does it argue a knowledge of the human heart to give the debtor his choice between...
Стр. 194 - The company itfelf carries fome merchandife to Banda. This is the only fettlement in the Eaft Indies that can be confidered as an European colony ; becaufe it is the only one where the Europeans are proprietors of lands. The company finding that the inhabitants of Banda were favage, cruel, and treacherous, becaufe they were impatient under their yoke, refolved to exterminate them. Their...
Стр. 404 - The diilricl is hardly a league in circumference, and has the difadvantage of being fomewhat expoied on the weftern fide ; but its harbour is excellent, and the air is as pure as it can be on the banks of the Ganges. Whenever any building is undertaken that requires ftrength, it...
Стр. 355 - Territory of Anjengo, thou art nothing; but thou hast given birth to Eliza. A day will come, when these staples of commerce, founded by the Europeans on the coasts of Asia, will exist no more. Before a few centuries are elapsed, the grass will cover them, or the Indians, avenged, will have built upon their ruins. But if my works be destined to have any duration, the name of Anjengo will not be obliterated from the memory of man. Those who shall read my works, or those whom the winds shall drive towards...
Стр. 200 - They facrificed to them in the public fquares, having no materials which they thought valuable enough to be employed in raifing temples.
Стр. 162 - ... no union for the common good. Their possessions in India were divided into three governments, which gave no assistance to each other, and even clashed in their projects and interests. Neither discipline, subordination, nor the love of glory, animated either the soldiers or the officers. Men-of-war no longer ventured out of the ports; or whenever they appeared, were badly equipped. Manners became more and more depraved. Not one of their commanders had power enough to restrain the torrent of vice;...

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