The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham]., Volume 10

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James Silk Buckingham

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Page 318 - In every thing, except their foreign trade, the liberty of the English colonists to manage their own affairs their own way is complete. It is in every respect equal to that of their fellow-citizens at home, and is secured in the same manner, by an assembly of the representatives of the people, who claim the sole right of imposing taxes for the support of the colony government.
Page 253 - It cannot pass unnoticed, by those who are acquainted with the state of society in India, that the number of female suicides in the single province of Bengal, when...
Page 253 - ... a barren wife may be superseded by another in the eighth year; she whose children are all dead, in the tenth ; she who brings forth only daughters, in the eleventh ; she who speaks unkindly, without delay...
Page 286 - ... were fully sufficient to satisfy both his wants and his wishes. Upon this he retired to Oxford, for the benefit of the Bodleian library; and Dr.
Page 252 - ... existence after the death of their husbands ; and this indifference, accompanied with the hope of future reward held out to them, leads them to the horrible act of suicide. These restraints on female inheritance encourage, in a great degree, polygamy, a frequent source of the greatest misery in Native families...
Page 526 - The bounty of Divine Providence having vouchsafed to second the great and pious designs of the King, Balmis happily performed the voyage in little more than two months ; carrying with him, from New Spain, twenty-six children, destined to be vaccinated in succession, as before ; and, as many of them were infants, they were committed to the care of the matron of the Foundling Hospital at La Corunna, who, in this, as well as the former voyages, conducted herself in a manner to merit approbation.
Page 254 - the law, receive a gratuity, however small, for giving " his daughter in marriage; since the man who, " through avarice, takes a gratuity for that purpose, is a
Page 537 - I am very sensible that I appear before the public under great disadvantages, as, indeed, every one must do, who having quitted school at sixteen, has been constantly occupied nearly nine-tenths of the next twenty-one years of his life in the most active duties of the civil or military services of India...
Page 246 - ... reason to fear. No rules of law can prevent something of the truth from getting out ; and if a blunder is accidentally committed, the less free the press is, the more likely .are distorted and exaggerated statements to prevail. A people kept in the dark are sure to be easily disquieted ; every breath makes them start ; all objects appear in false shapes ; anxiety and alarm spread rapidly without a cause ; •and a government, whose conduct might bear the broadest glare of day, may be shaken by...
Page 46 - I saw several small ones among the rocks) trepang, star-fish, clubs, canoes, water-gourds, and some quadrupeds, which were probably intended to represent kangaroos and dogs. The figures, besides being outlined by the dots, were decorated all over with the same pigment in dotted transverse belts.

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