The History of the British Empire in India

W.H. Allen, 1859 - 655 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 290 - Lake, on whom he bestowed several titles, such as " the sword of the state, the hero of the land, the lord of the age, and the victorious in war.
Σελίδα 276 - ... reference, not to their nominal, but to their real occupations. They are required to discharge the functions of magistrates, judges, ambassadors, and governors of provinces, in all the complicated and extensive relations of those sacred trusts and exalted stations, and under peculiar circumstances, which greatly enhance the solemnity of every public obligation, and aggravate the difficulty of every public charge.
Σελίδα 302 - Camden opened their fire as soon as their guns could have effect; but before any other ship could get into action, the enemy hauled their wind, and stood away to the eastward under all the sail they could set. - At two PM...
Σελίδα 247 - Government shall occasionally judge it necessary to offer to him, with a view to the economy of his finances, the better collection of his revenues, the administration of justice, the extension of commerce, the encouragement of trade, agriculture, and industry, or any other objects connected with the advancement of His Highness's interests, the happiness of his people, and the mutual welfare of both States.
Σελίδα 177 - Sir, the Nabob having determined to inflict corporal punishment upon the prisoners under your guard, this is to desire that his officers, when they shall come, may have free access to the prisoners, and be permitted to do with them as they shall see proper.
Σελίδα 189 - ... declare war, or commence hostilities, or enter into any treaty for making war, against any of the country princes or states in India, or any treaty for...
Σελίδα 276 - Hindoo codes of law and religion, and with the political and commercial interests and relations of Great Britain in Asia. They should be regularly instructed in the principles and system which constitute the foundation of that wise code of regulations and laws enacted by the Governor-general in Council for the purpose of securing to the people of this empire the benefit of the ancient and accustomed laws of the country, administered in the spirit of the British constitution. They should be well informed...
Σελίδα 44 - ... a single sloop, with fifteen brave men on board, might, in spite of all the efforts of the enemy, have come up, and, anchoring under the Fort, have carried away all who suffered in the Dungeon.
Σελίδα 373 - Seven redoubts, and many batteries, mounted with heavy cannon, occupied the most commanding grounds within the lines. The fort of Cornelis was in the centre, and the whole of the works were defended by a numerous and wellorganized artillery. The season was too far advanced, the heat too violent, and our numbers insufficient, to admit of regular approaches.
Σελίδα 286 - April, 1808." weakened his influence in the northern parts of CHAP. XVI II India. In states constituted like those of the Mahratta confederacy, the authority of the prince is always endangered by absence or inactivity ; and in the case of Scindia, the causes of decline previously at work had been powerfully aided by the success of Holkar. The result was, in the words of the governor-general, " to found an independent French state on the most vulnerable part of the Company's frontier."* Nor was it...

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