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Eastwick, Edward Backhouse (1814-1883), a man of letters, was born in Berkshire, and educated at Charterhouse and Oxford. He went to India as a cadet in 1836, and was soon after appointed political officer. He was Professor of Hindustani at Haileybury College (1845-49), and then became assistant political secretary at the India Office. From 1860-63 he was Secretary of Legation in Persia. He made many translations from Persian, and also translated Bopp's Comparative Grammar, and Schiller's Revolt of the Netherlands.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial