The Works of William Robertson: To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life and Writings of the Author, Band 6

Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1851

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Seite 482 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Seite 237 - ... yet more beneficial and advantageous unto it in the further employment and increase of English shipping and seamen, vent of English woollen and other manufactures and commodities, rendering the navigation to and from the same more safe and cheap, and making this kingdom a staple, not only of the commodities of those plantations, but also of the commodities of other countries and places, for the supplying of them; and it being the usage of other nations to keep their plantations trade to themselves.
Seite 602 - Dharins, which denies the eternity of matter, or of that which ascribes the existence of the world to chance, they all equally enjoyed his countenance and favour...
Seite 113 - Proselytes adopted with such inconsiderate haste, and who were neither instructed in the nature of the tenets to which it was supposed they had given assent, nor taught the absurdity of those which they were required to relinquish, retained their veneration for their ancient superstitions in full force, or mingled an attachment to its doctrines and rites with that slender knowledge of Christianity which they had acquired.
Seite 606 - Instruction,' in a series of connected fables, interspersed with moral, prudential, and political maxims. This work is in such high esteem throughout the east, that it has been translated into every language spoken there.
Seite 281 - ... the private soldiers, were still under a covenant of works ; and that the blessing of God could not be implored or expected to crown th.e arms of such unhallowed men with success. The alarm was general, and many arrangements necessary in order to cast out the unclean, and to render this little band sufficiently pure to fight the battles of a people who entertained high ideas of their own sanctity.
Seite 206 - The spirit of the new-comers was too ungovernable to bear any restraint. Several among them of better rank were such dissipated hopeless young men as their friends were glad to send out in quest of whatever fortune might BOOK betide them in a foreign land.
Seite 524 - Let the motive be in the deed, and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward. Let not thy life be spent in inaction. Depend upon application, perform thy duty, abandon all thought of the consequence, and make the event equal, whether it terminate in good or in evil ; for such an equality is called yog [ie attention to what is spiritual].
Seite 605 - I have been astonished to find this similitude of Sanskrit words with those of Persian and Arabic, and even of Latin and Greek ; and these not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the mutuation of refined arts and improved manners might have occasionally introduced ; but in the main groundwork of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, and the appellations of such things as could be first discriminated on the immediate dawn of civilization.
Seite 195 - Instead of the power usually granted to corporations, of electing officers, and framing by-laws for the conduct of their own operations, the supreme government of the colonies to be settled was vested in a council resident in England, to be named by the king, according to such laws and ordinances as should be given under his sign manual; and the subordinate jurisdiction was committed to a council resident in America, which was likewise to be nominated by the king, and to act conformably to his instructions.

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