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1873. Excerpt: ... MEMOIRS OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA.
ERRATA. Page 17, line 22, omit " and population." Page 17, line 30,
for 2,483,861 read 550,266. Page 17, line 30, for 4,340,806 read
2,407,211. "VI. Fossil-wood group. VII. Pegu group. XV. Kconomic
geology. Appendix: Stone Implements. I.--Preliminary Remarks, Prior
to the occupation of Pegu by the British forces, and its annexation
to the dominions of Her Britannic Majesty, very little was known
regarding the geological constitution of the province; and great
expectations were entertained of the mineral wealth which it was
supposed awaited merely the advent of skill and capital, to requite
munificently the early pioneer in this direction, and give an
additional instance of the difference between Eastern apathy and
Eastern misrule, and the felicitous results of Western energy and
Western good government. The old adage, however, of omne ignolnm
pro magnifico was never more strikingly illustrated than in the
case of Burmah, in contrasting the material poverty and political
weakness of the kingdom of the haughty Memoirs of the Geological
Survey of Iudia, Vol. X, Art. 3. Lord of the white elephant, with
the ideas current regarding them for the last few centuries, when
the wealth of the kingdom of Ava, was as proverbial, as that of the
still classic names of Golkonda or Samarkand. The mental process of
course is easily understood, by which the erroneous idea becomes
developed, that that land must be wealthy, and its inhabitants
'prosperous also, where gems are dug out of the earth, worth a
kingdom's ransom; yet experience, no less than sound political
knowledge, teaches us that the humblest minister to the manifold
wants of a civilized community, is better off materially, than the
slave (actually or essentially...
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