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SOCIETY AND MANNERS.
ENGLISH SOCIETY IN INDIA.
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