A Fly on the Wheel: Or, How I Helped to Govern India (Google eBook)

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Allen, 1885 - Colonial administrators - 466 pages
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Page 466 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 438 - A people whom I have not known serve me. As soon as they hear of me, they obey me : Foreigners submit themselves unto me.
Page 192 - Sun, blessed with the light of wisdom to discover the secret designs of men ; whoever is worthy of being called a Rajah, is merciful and just towards his people; thieves, robbers, and disturbers of the peace, have at length received the punishment due to their crimes; and now the word of my mouth is dreaded as the lightning from Heaven. I am as a great sea, among 2000...
Page 217 - Hast thou considered how Thought is stronger than Artilleryparks, and (were it fifty years after death and martyrdom, or were it two thousand years) writes and unwrites Acts of Parliament, removes mountains; models the World like soft clay ? Also how the beginning of all Thought, worth the name, is Love; and the wise head never yet was, without first the generous heart?
Page 191 - I am as the sun, blessed with the light of wisdom to discover the secret designs of men. " Whoever is worthy of being called a Rajah is merciful and just towards his people. Thieves, robbers, and disturbers of the peace, have at length received the punishment due to their crimes, and now the word of my mouth is dreaded as the lightning from heaven.
Page 193 - Chittagong for the purpose of trafficking in such commodities as the country may afford ; but as the Mugs residing at Chittagong have deviated from the principles of religion and morality, they ought to be corrected for their errors and irregularities agreeably to the written laws, insomuch as those invested with power will suffer eternal punishment in case of any deviation from their religion and laws, but whoever conforms his conduct to the strict rules of piety and religion, will hereafter be...
Page 193 - ... wax, and that in return my people should be permitted to resort to Chittagong for the purpose of trafficking in such commodities as the country may afford ; but as the Mugs residing at Chittagong have deviated from the principles of religion and morality, they ought to be corrected for their errors and irregularities...
Page 192 - He was also favoured with the friendship of the religious men of tin age, one of whom, by name Budder, resorting to his place of residence, was solicited by the Rajah to appoint some one for the purpose of instructing him in religious rites, and Shawhniany v.
Page 192 - Shawhmany was ac cordingly appointed agreeably to the Rajah's requisition ; at this time it rained from Heaven, gold, silver, and precious stones, which were buried under ground in charge of the above priest, whose house was of gold and silver workmanship, to which the people resort, and worship the deities ; and the Rajah kept a large establishment of servants, and of slaves at the temple, for the service of travellers and passengers ; and his time was engaged...
Page 87 - An Irish officer, when writing home from India, praising the much-abused climate' as really one of the best under the sun, added, " But a lot of young fellows come out here, and they eat and they drink, and they drink and they eat, and they die; and then they write home to their friends, saying it was the climate that did it!

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