Lectures on British India: Delivered in the Friends' Meeting-house in Manchester, England, in October, 1839

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W. and R. Adams, 1840 - 206 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 155 - Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land ? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
Pàgina 154 - And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread : and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
Pàgina 41 - ... and for us passively to bear with oppressions committed under the sanction of our own authority is, in truth and reason, for this House to be an active accomplice in the abuse. That the power notoriously, grossly abused has been bought from us, is very certain ; but this circumstance, which is urged against the bill, becomes an additional motive for our interference, lest we should be thought to have sold the blood of millions of men for the base consideration of money.
Pàgina 155 - And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought : and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
Pàgina 23 - ... each other ; and above all, a treatment of the female sex full of confidence, respect, and delicacy, are among the signs which denote a...
Pàgina 24 - The Hindoo inhabitants are a race of men, generally speaking, not more distinguished by their lofty stature . . . than they are for some of the finest qualities of the mind ; they are brave, generous, and humane, and their truth is as remarkable as their courage.
Pàgina 155 - When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide It from my lord, how that our money is spent ; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is...
Pàgina 46 - In proof of this, turn your eyes backward upon the scenes of the past year. Go with me into the north-western provinces of the Bengal presidency, and I will show you the bleaching skeletons of five hundred thousand human beings, who perished of hunger in the space of a few short months. Yes, died of hunger in what has been justly called the granary of the world.
Pàgina 155 - We will not hide from my lord, how that our money is all spent ; and the herds of cattle are my lord's ; there is nought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands : 19 wherefore should we die before thine eyes, both we and our land ? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land...
Pàgina 155 - Only the land of the priests bought he not ; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

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