Speeches of the Managers and Counsel in the Trial of Warren Hastings, Volum 2

Sir Edward Augustus Augustus
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1860

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Side 137 - ... accept, receive, or take, of or from any person or persons, in any manner, or on any account whatsoever, any present, gift, donation, gratuity, or reward...
Side 147 - quia tanti quantum habeas sis' : quid facias illi? iubeas miserum esse, libenter quatenus id facit: ut quidam memoratur Athenis sordidus ac dives, populi contemnere voces 65 sic solitus : 'populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo ipse domi, simul ac nummos contemplor in arca.
Side xiii - No holy seer of religion, no sage, no statesman, no orator, no man of any literary description whatever, has come up, in the one instance, to the pure sentiments of morality, or, in the other, to...
Side 12 - Transactions which seem to demonstrate that every spring of this government was smeared with corruption, that principles of rapacity and oppression universally prevailed, and that every spark of sentiment and public spirit was lost and extinguished in the unbounded lust of unmerited wealth.
Side 83 - We upon our feasts light up this whole capital city: we in our feasts invite all the world to partake them. Mr. Hastings feasts in the dark; Mr. Hastings feasts alone; Mr. Hastings feasts like a wild beast...
Side 268 - ... independent of all other considerations, I can assure you that it will be of the utmost importance for promoting the solid interests of the Company that the principal land-holders and traders in the interior parts of the country should be restored to such circumstances as to enable them to support their families with decency...
Side 136 - I have passed thirty one years in the service of the Company, and the greatest part of that time in employments of the highest trust. — My conscience allows me boldly to claim the merit of zeal and integrity ; nor has fortune been unpropitious to their exertions. To these qualities I bound my pretensions.
Side 209 - We dread the operation of money. Do we not know that there are many men who wait, and who indeed hardly wait, the event of this prosecution, to let loose all the corrupt wealth of India, acquired by the oppression of that country, for the corruption of all the liberties of this, and to fill the Parliament with men who are now the object of its indignation? To-day the Commons of Great Britain prosecute the delinquents of India: to-morrow the delinquents of India may be the Commons of Great Britain.
Side 268 - I am sorry to be obliged to say, that agriculture and internal commerce have, for many years, been gradually declining, and that at present, excepting the class of shroffs and banyans, who reside almost entirely in great towns, the inhabitants of these provinces were advancing hastily to a general state of poverty and wretchedness...
Side 122 - ... no person holding or exercising any civil or military office under the crown, or the said united company in the East Indies, shall accept, receive, or take, directly or indirectly, by himself, or any other person or persons on his behalf, or for his use or benefit, of and from any of the Indian princes or powers, or their ministers or agents, (or any of the natives of Asia,) any present, gift, donation, gratuity, or reward, pecuniary or otherwise, upon any account, or on any pretence whatsoever...

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