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Robert H.Elliot had cited the above paragraph (as a footnote), in the chapter titled ‘Caste’ of his book ‘Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore.”. He informs us that it appeared in Dr.Allen’s book ,India. Originally these words of Abbe is from his book “Letters on the State of Christianity in India” first published at London in 1823. (p.134) . (This resource at present is freely available on the net.)