The Bombay Quarterly Review, Volume 3

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Smith, Taylor, & Company, 1856

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Page 384 - At Landen two poor sickly beings, who, in a rude state of society, would have been regarded as too puny to bear any part in combats, were the souls of two great armies.
Page 384 - It is probable that, among the hundred and twenty thousand soldiers who were marshalled round Neerwinden under all the standards of Western Europe, the two feeblest in body were the hunchbacked dwarf who urged forward the fiery onset of France, and the asthmatic skeleton who covered the slow retreat of England.
Page 207 - We believe that men who have been engaged, up to one or two and twenty, in studies which have no immediate connexion with the business of any profession, and of which the effect is merely to open, to invigorate, and to enrich the mind, will generally be found, in the business of every profession, superior to men who have, at eighteen or nineteen, devoted themselves to the special studies of their calling.
Page 58 - ... proceedings cannot continue long; that had I from my beginning cultivated trade, and favoured the merchant, the port I now govern might, by the Divine favour, have in some measure, vied with the great port of Surat, and my name have become famous.
Page 193 - Department in my time possessed only in a low degree, and some of them in a degree almost incredibly low, either the talents or the habits of men of business, or the industry, the zeal or the knowledge required for the effective performance of their appropriate functions.
Page 95 - Tho' they may gang a kennin wrang, To step aside is human: One point must still be greatly dark, The moving Why they do it; And just as lamely can ye mark, How far perhaps they rue it. Who made the heart, 'tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord its various tone, Each spring its various bias: Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute, But...
Page 96 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord its various tone, Each spring its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Page 58 - ... loss on both sides ; for victories depend on the hand of God, and for this reason great men take little notice of such losses. " Your Excellency is pleased to write, ' that he who follows war, purely through an inclination that he hath thereto, one time or another will find cause to repent ;' of which I suppose your Excellency hath found proof; for we are not always victorious, nor always unfortunate.
Page 208 - ... illustrious English jurists have been men who have never opened a law book till after the close of a distinguished academical career ; nor is there any reason to believe that they would have been greater lawyers if they had passed in drawing pleas and conveyances the time which they gave to Thucydides, to Cicero, and to Newton. The duties of a Civil Servant of the East India Company are of so high a nature that in his case it is peculiarly desirable that an excellent general education, such as...
Page 6 - Ohio, and the greater plain from the west, in the valley of the lower Mississippi. The intersection of the great slopes from the south and east with those from the north and west, near the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio, creates what deserves to be regarded as a geographical centre of this remarkable region — a position which is rapidly becoming, from causes depending upon its physical geography almost entirely, the centre of commerce, wealth, and population, of the whole North...

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