Mr. Burke's Speech, on the 1st December 1783; Upon the Question for the Speaker's Leaving the Chair, in Order for the House to Resolve Itself Into a Committee on Mr. Fox's East India Bill

Mr. Burke's Speech, on the 1st December 1783; Upon the Question for the Speaker's Leaving the Chair, in Order for the House to Resolve Itself Into a Committee on Mr. Fox's East India Bill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...by their wanton wars and corrupt jobbs, they were plunged into a new war, which fhook their power in India to its foundation; and, to ufe the governor's own happy fimile, might have diflblved it like a magic ftructurc, if the talifman had been broken. But the fuccefs is no part of my confideration, who fhould think juft the fame of this bufinefs, if the fpoil of one Rajah had been fully acquired, and faithfully applied to the deftruction of twenty other Rajahs. Not only the arreft of the Rajah in his palace was unneceflary and unwarrantable, and calculated to ftir up any manly blood which remained in his fubjefts; but the defpotic ftyle, and arid the extreme infolence of language arid demeanour, ufed to a perfon of great condition among the politeft p'eople in the world, was intolerable. Nothing aggravates tyranny fo much as contumely. Quicquidfuperbia in contumeliis was charged by a great man of antiquity, as a prin.i cipal head of offence againft the governor general of that day. The unhappy people were ftill more infulted. A relation, but an enemy to the family, a notorious robber and villain, called Ufiaun Sing, kept as a hawk in a mew, to fly upon this nation, was fet up to govern therej inftead of a prince honoured and beloved. But when the bufinefs of infult was accomplifhed, the revenue was too ferious a concern to be entrufted to fuch hands. Another was fet up in his place, as guardian to an infant. But here, Sir, mark the effect of all thefe extra' ordinary means, of all this policy and juftice. The revenues which had been hitherto paid with fuch aftonifhing punctuality, fell into arrear. The new prince guardian was depofed without ceremony; and with as little, caft into prifon. The government of' that once happy country has been in the...show more

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