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LONDON :

}'RINIED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY,

Dorset-street, Fleet Street

ON

THE PRESENT STATE

OF

BRITISH INDIA.

“Ad illa mihi pro se quisque acriter intendat animum, quæ vitæ, qui mores fuerunt-
per quos viros, quibusque artibus, domi militiæque, et partum et auctum imperium

Liv. Præf.

sit.”

“ Primò pecuniæ, dein imperii cupido crevit, et quasi materies omnium malorum
fuere. Namque avaritia fidem, probitatem, ceterasque artes bonas subvertit; pro his
superbiam, crudelitatem, Deos negligere, omnia venalia babere, edocuit; ambitio
multos mortales falsos fieri subegit ; aliud clausum in pectore, aliud promptum in
linguâ babere ; amicitias inimicitiasque non ex re, sed ex commodo, æstumare ; ma-
gisque vultum quam ingenium, bonum habere."

SALL.

“ Cum per se res mutentur in deterius si consilio in melius non mutentur, quis finis
erit mali?”

LORD BACON.

LONDON:
HURST, CHANCE, AND CO., ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

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TO

W. WHITMORE, Esq. M.P.

IN TOKEN OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT

OF HIS ABLE AND DISINTERESTED EFFORTS

IN FAVOUR OF

THE FREE TRADE OF INDIA,

AND IN THE HOPE OF FURTHER ANIMATING

AND EXPANDING HIS EXERTIONS

IN A CAUSE

WHICH IS NO LESS WORTHY OF THE STATESMAN,

THAN OF THE PHILANTHROPIST,

THESE PAGES ARE

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

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