Saturday, January 23, 2021


Charles Grant, "Observations On the State of Society among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain, particularly with respect to Morals; and on the means of improving it.—Written chiefly in the Year 1792." Papers &c. (East India Company) (Fourth Part) House of Commons, Session, 24 Nov-22-July, 1812-1813, Vol X. p. 149 

Responding to objections debated previously, "Specific Arguments, Fourth Class, 3d."  

The principle of not communicating to the Hindoos  the Christian religion lest this should in the end, destroy our government over them, is however here fairly acknowledged and argued upon. The establishment  of seminaries  and colleges in our American colonies, is in the same spirit adverted to in a way of warning; as if Christianity had produced the revolution there, when in fact they were men of infidel opinions, who planned both the America and French revolutions.

The reason assigned in justification of this precautionary principle also deserves attention; “because holding one religion is the most strong “common cause with mankind.” If the proposal had been that the English should become converts to Hindooism, this argument might have been well placed; but applied to the present scheme, it can only operate in favour of it.

Edmund Sigismond Somers, Medical Suggestions for the Treatment of Dysentery of Intermittent and Remittent Fevers As Generally Prevalent at Certain Seasons Among Troops in the Field, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1816. p. 71

A judicious Classification and separation in Hospital, of the various Diseases, is of most essential importance; much indeed of the Hospital Practitioner’s success will ever necessarily depend upon the due observance of this precautionary principle.

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