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t. Whatever wisdom there might be in this measure, or however great the fu. ture benefits to be derived from it may be, it certainly tended much to lower the East-India company in the eyes of the natives, and to relax that force of opinion which forms the principal instrument in the government of mankind throughout every part of the globe. Totally ignorant of, and totally incapable ..p.: the distinét distributions of power which are allotted to the different parts in a mixed government Fke ours, and that complicated series of connection and dependence which form their union, they only looked up to the company in the gross, as the greatest aggregate body of power of which they had any knowledge. They saw that her simple and avowed servants far exceeded their greatest princes in power. They had heard of the King of Great Britain, and they had also heard of the Stadtholder of the United Provinces; these were titles, the nature of which they neither understood, nor gave themselves the trouble to inquire into; but they had long experience, that the English and Dutch companies were in the full possession and exercise of all the powers of sovereignty. *

But when these people discovered, that those whom they had hitherto been accustomed to confider as the princes of the earth, were in reality the incre sub

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