The Nabobs in England: A Study of the Returned Anglo-Indian, 1760-1785

Columbia University, 1926 - 186 pages
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Page 88 - Very soon after Plassey, the Bengal plunder began to arrive in London, and the effect appears to have been instantaneous, for all authorities agree that the " industrial revolution," the event which has divided the nineteenth century from all antecedent time, began with the year 1760.
Page 56 - India has torn the cloth from the loom, or wrested the scanty portion of rice and salt from the peasant of Bengal, or wrung from him the very opium in which he forgot his oppressions and his oppressor. They marry into your families ; they enter into your senate ; they ease your estates by loans ; they raise their value by...
Page 90 - My girls' homemade gowns, of which they were lately so proud, have been thrown by with contempt since they saw Mrs. Mushroom's muslins from Bengal; our barndoor fowls, we used to say, were so fat and welltasted, we now make awkward attempts, by garlic and pepper, to turn into the form of curries and peelaws ; and the old October we were wont to brag all our neighbours with, none of the family but myself will condescend to taste, since they drank Mr. Mushroom's India Madeira. In short, Sir, I am ten...
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