Our troubles in Poona and the Deccan (Google eBook)

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Constable, 1897 - Deccan (India) - 253 pages
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Page 189 - He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground ; a fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into water-springs ; and there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation, and sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
Page 70 - ... religious feeling, though he was intensely superstitious. He never had a friend or ally but at some time or other he betrayed or sacrificed him ; he did not know what gratitude meant. He never made a promise or swore an oath that he did not break it ; he never entered into a treaty or an agreement that he did not, while he signed, think how he might evade it. He was conceited as a peacock, but feeble at a crisis as a worm ; he roared like a lion, but he ran away like a hare. He never told the...
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Page 56 - Hindoostan, or by any preparation and apparent alarm on his part, give Sindia's secret emissaries at Poona reason to believe that war was inevitable. To have sent to the cantonment at that hour would have occasioned considerable stir ; and in the meantime, by the reports of the spies, the Peishwa was evidently deliberating ; the din in the city was dying away; the night was passing; and the motives which had hitherto prevented preparation, determined Mr. Elphinstone to defer it some hours longer....
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Page 256 - India," according to his spelling. The Military, Railway, Telegraph, and Mission, Station Maps are designed to meet the requirements of the Military and Civil Service, also missionaries and businessmen who at present have no means of obtaining the information they require in a handy form. The Index contains upwards of ten thousand names, and will be found more complete than any yet attempted on a similar scale. Further to increase the utility of the work...
Page 189 - Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

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