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" Animated with all the avarice of age and all the impetuosity of youth, they roll in one after another, wave after wave, and there is nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage,... "
An Essay on the Best Means of Civilising the Subjects of the British Empire ... - Page 9
de John Mitchell - 1805 - 242 pages
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The Makers of English Prose

William James Dawson - 1906 - 324 pages
...and there is nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food which is continually wasting." Then they return home, glutted with wealth, "and their prey is lodged...
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Ten Great and Good Men: Lectures

Henry Montagu Butler - 1909 - 313 pages
...and there is nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new nights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting." Convinced that the Company are wholly incorrigible, Burke will not listen...
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The Law Quarterly Review, Volumes 26 à 30

Frederick Pollock - 1914
...of Burke in his speech on Fox's East India Bill about the depredations of the Company's servants, ' birds of prey and passage with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting ', while the cries of India were ' given to the seas and winds to be blown about...
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Phases of Corruption in Roman Administration in the Last Half-century of the ...

Richard Orlando Jolliffe - 1919 - 109 pages
...there had been "nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that was continually wasting."64 The cruel extortions of many generations had seriously affected the ability of the petty...
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Bangladesh: Reflections on the Water

James Jeremiah Novak - 1993 - 235 pages
...there is no other thing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting. Every rupee of profit made by an Englishman is lost forever to India. Nothing...
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The Rhetoric of English India

Sara Suleri, Sara Suleri Goodyear - 1992 - 230 pages
...and there is nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting. (CW, vol. 2, p. 462) The youthfulness of colonialism, its availability to the...
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - 1997 - 702 pages
...and there is nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting. Every rupee of profit made by an Englishman is lost forever to India. With...
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The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere

Paul Keen - 1999 - 299 pages
...and there is nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting. (Quoted in Suleri, Rhetoric, 32) The central point, for Burke, was the damage...
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Under Western Eyes: India from Milton to Macaulay

Balachandra Rajan - 1999 - 267 pages
...and there is nothing before the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect, of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting.32 This distinctive alienness of the English, which Burke sees as a failure...
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Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought

Uday Singh Mehta - 1999 - 237 pages
...India Bill Speech," 5:402-3. the eyes of the natives but an endless, hopeless prospect of new flights of birds of prey and passage, with appetites continually renewing for a food that is continually wasting." 62 For the Mills and the others I cite, the political and imperial gaze is...
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