Memoirs and Correspondence of the Noble Richard Marquess Wellesley

Memoirs and Correspondence of the Noble Richard Marquess Wellesley

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...Bramins on every subject, and superintending schools for the instruction of the Hindoo youth. Their language is nearly as familiar to me as my own. This close intercourse with the natives for so long a period, and in different parts of our empire, has afibrded me opportunities of information not inferior to those which have hitherto been presented to any other person. Imay say, indeed, that their manners, customs, habits, and sentiments are as obvious to me as if I was myself a native. And knowing them as I do, and hearing as I do their daily observations on our government, character, and principles, Iam warranted to say (and I deem it my duty to embrace the public opportunity now offered me of saying it) that the institution of this College was wanting to complete the happiness of the natives under our dominion; for this institution will break down that barrier (our ignorance of their language) which has ever opposed the influence of our laws and principles, and has despoiled our administration of its energy and effect. " Were, however, the institution to cease from this moment, its salutary effects would yet remain. Good has been done which cannot be undone. Sources of useful knowledge, moral instruction, and political utility, have been opened to the natives of India which can never be closed; and their civil improvement, like the gradual civilization of our own country, will advance in progression for ages to come." Alluding to the students in the college, Dr. Carey turning to the Marquess Wellesley, continued, " These illustrious scholars, my Lord, the pride of their country 224. LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE or and the pillars of this empire, will record your name in many a tongue, and secure your fame for ever. Your...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777654
  • 9781236777652