The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker: Late Accountant-general of Bengal and Chairman of the East India Company

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R. Bentley, 1854 - 622 pages

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Page 6 - I'm content ye should fall; Eyes of my youth, you much evil have seen; Cheeks of my youth, bathed in tears have you been; Thoughts of my youth, ye have led me astray; Strength of my youth, why lament your decay. Days of my age, ye will shortly be past ; Pains of my age.
Page 6 - DAYS of my youth, Ye have glided away; Hairs of my youth, Ye are frosted and gray; Eyes of my youth, Your keen sight is no more; Cheeks of my youth, Ye are furrowed all o'er; Strength of my youth, All your vigor is gone; Thoughts of my youth, Your gay visions are flown.
Page 7 - Yet awhile ye can last; Joys of my age, In true wisdom delight; Eyes of my age, Be religion your light; Thoughts of my age, Dread ye not the cold sod; Hopes of my age, Be ye fixed on your God.
Page 551 - He was always cool ; and nobody ever observed the least variation in his countenance : he could refuse more gracefully than other people could grant ; and those who went away from him the most dissatisfied, as to the substance of their business, were yet personally charmed with him, and, in some degree, comforted by his manner.
Page 23 - Tis not a set of features, or complexion, The tincture of a skin, that I admire: Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. The virtuous Marcia towers above her sex: True, she is fair (oh, how divinely fair!), But still the lovely maid improves her charms With inward greatness, unaffected wisdom, And sanctity of manners; Cato's soul Shines out in everything she acts or speaks.
Page 5 - And bade the virtues in my bosom glow. Hail! Nature's darling spot, enchanted isle! Where vernal blooms in sweet succession smile — Where, cherished by the fostering sea-born gale, Appears the tall Palmetto of the vale — The rich banana, tenant of the shade, With leaf broad-spreading, to the breeze displayed. The fragrant lime — the lemon at its side, And golden orange, fair Hesperia's pride — The memorable* tree of aspect bold Which graced thy plains, oh Lebanus! of old,'
Page 500 - I had understood," he wrote to St. George Tucker, " that the raising the siege of Herat was to be the signal for abandoning the expedition to the Indus. It will be very unfortunate if that intention should be altered. The consequence of crossing the Indus, to settle a government in Afghanistan, will be a perennial march into the country.
Page 93 - Bengal, that from and after the 1st January 1801, no servant will be deemed eligible to any of the offices hereinafter mentioned, until he shall have passed an examination (the nature of which will be hereafter determined) in the laws and regulations, and in the languages, a knowledge of which is hereby declared to be an indispensable qualification for such respective office.
Page 222 - I was appointed in 1807," he wrote, many years after, " to carry into execution a measure which successive administrators had considered to be essential to the prosperity of the country. Although concurring most unreservedly in the opinion that it was wise and salutary, and that it contained a vital principle which must in the end work out all the good anticipated, I ventured to counsel delay upon the ground that we were not at the moment in a state of preparation to consummate so great an undertaking...
Page 86 - I can anticipate nothing but a return of shocking disasters from a premature attack upon Tippoo in our present disabled condition, and the impeachment of Lord Mornington for his temerity*.

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