Calcutta Review Volume 21

Calcutta Review Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...the course of that severe, simple, and salutary justice: with the remission of so many arbitrary taxes: with the consolidation of that admirable revenue system: with the commencement of those grand 'utilitarian projects, and the restoration of those ancient historical works z with that laudable anxiety for the peace of the subject, the protection of the traveller, the health of the invalid: with the planting of those forests, where no one of the present generation shall cut a tree: with the conversion of arid plains into corn-fields: with all that unselfish energy, all those kindly sym pathies, those fervent aspirations, that genial philanthropy, those noble aims. There is not a project started which does not bear the impress of his master-hand, the traces of his fostering care, the mark of his commanding spirit. Visiting the new country from north to south, and from east to west, with the head himself to conceive, and with the skill to direct the conceptions of others, happily combining the advantages of that " conference which makes a ready man," and of that abundant " writing which makes an exact man," bestowing quick censure or commendation, reward or punishment, -the Governor-General has seen a great work grow up under his eye, such as no other ruler of India has ever witnessed, nor, perhaps, any future viceroy can ever hope to see. The size and character of the province, its fortunate position, the facilities for the introduction of an improved regime, were all rapidly surveyed by Lord Dalhousie, and no time was lost, no evil remained uneradicated, no past lesson was thrown away. The temple of Janus has been closed in a land where it had been open for a century. Never did any cession or conquest in India...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959442
  • 9781236959447