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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Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1788
 

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Стр. 164 - 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. 30 - By degrees the clergy obferving that the entertainments of dancing, mufick, and mimickry, exhibited at thefe protracted annual celebrities, made the people lefs religious, by promoting idlenefs and a love of feftivity, profcribed thefe fports, and excommunicated the performers. But finding that no regard was paid to their cenfures, they changed their plan, and determined to take thefe recreations into their own hands. They turned actors; and inftead of profane mummeries, prefented ftories taken from...
Стр. 350 - BOOK 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. 53 - Akbar was desirous of recalling him; but he was struck with the charms of the daughter of his preceptor. The old Brahman laid no restraint on the growing passion of the two lovers. He was fond of Feizi, and offered him his daughter in marriage. The young man, divided between love and gratitude, resolved to conceal the fraud no longer, and, falling at the feet of the Brahman, discovered the imposture, and asked pardon for his offences.
Стр. 1 - It gave rise to a revolution in the commerce, and in the power of nations; as well as in the manners, industry, and government of the whole world.
Стр. 266 - 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. 222 - ... zeal, 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...
Стр. 53 - The stratagem he made use of was to cause an infant, 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. 157 - China become hufbandmen officially. It is one of their public functions to break up the ground in the fpring: and the parade and magnificence that accompanies this ceremony, draws together all the farmers in the neighbourhood of the capital. They flock in crowds to fee their prince perform this folemnity in honour of the firft of all the arts.
Стр. 2 - The produclions of climates fituated under the equator were confumed in countries bordering on the pole ; the induftry of the north was tranfplanted to the fouth ; and the inhabitants of the weft were clothed with the...

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