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SOCIETY AND MANNERS.

VOL. I.

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SOCIETY AND MANNERS.

ENGLISH SOCIETY IN INDIA.

1.

Man is a mysterious compound of active and passive will

. The former, unless in a few rare and enviable cases, it is seldom given him to exercise. By the latter, he is every hour, in this

working-day world,” influenced, modified, I might say

, created. I hate all your metaphysical jargon

, which seems only invented for the concealment of ignorance, and am, therefore, truly

But shall I be misunderstood if I call active will the principle which,

solicitous to avoid it.

solitary insulated instances it comes into operation, animates, exalts, and o’er-informs us with something akin to divine inspirationthat divinam particulam aura, which bursts by

when in some

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