Memoirs and Correspondence of the Most Noble Richard Marquess Wellesley; Comprising Numerous Letters and Documents, Now First Published from Original Mss

Memoirs and Correspondence of the Most Noble Richard Marquess Wellesley; Comprising Numerous Letters and Documents, Now First Published from Original Mss

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Carey, for many years the Baptist Missionary in the north of India, following the steps of Schwartz in the south--in Oriental and classical learning his superior, and not inferior in laborious study and Christian zeal. Carey was the author of a Grammar of the Shanscrit Language, 900 4to pages; of a Grammar of the Bengal Language; of a Grammar of the Mahratta Language; of a Translation of the Scriptures into the Bengal Language; and of various other useful works in Oriental literature.--Buchanan. nor of India, and of its most learned and illustrious characters, Asiatic and European, an assembly is convened in which no word of our native tongue is spoken, but public discourse is maintained on interesting subjects in the languages of Asia. The colloquial Hindostanee, the classic Persian, the commercial Bengalee, the learned Arabic, and the primaeval Shanscrit, are spoken fluently, after having been studied grammatically by English youth. Did ever any university in Europe, or any literary institution in this or any other age or country, exhibit a scene so interesting as this! And what are the circumstances of these youth 1 They are not students who prosecute a dead language with uncertain purpose, impelled only by natural genius or love of fame; but having been appointed to the important offices of administering the government of the country in which these languages are spoken, they apply their acquisitions immediately to useful purposes, --in distributing justice to the inhabitants, --in transacting the business of the state, revenual and commercial, --and in maintaining official intercourse with the people in their own tongue, and not as hitherto by means of an interpreter. "The literary proceedings of the day amply repay all the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928709
  • 9781236928702