The Bokhara Victims

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Chapman and Hall, 1845 - Asia, Central - 307 pages
 

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Page 168 - tis no matter; Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on, how then ? Can honour set to a leg ? No. Or an arm ? No. Or take away the grief of a wound? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then ? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word, honour ? What is that honour ? Air. A trim reckoning ! — Who hath it ? He that died o
Page 169 - Wednesday. Doth he feel it ? No. Doth he hear it ? No. Is it insensible then ? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it : — therefore I'll none of it : Honour is a mere scutcheon/ and so ends my catechism.
Page 169 - ... tis no matter; Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on ? how then ? Can honour set to a leg ? No. Or an arm ? No. Or take away the grief of a wound ? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then ? No. What is honour ? A word. What is in that word, honour ? What is that honour ? Air. A trim reckoning ! — Who hath it ? He that died o
Page 209 - To run from those th' hadst overcome Thus cowardly ? Quoth Echo, Mum, But what a vengeance makes thee fly From me too, as thine enemy ? Or if thou hast no thought of me, Nor what I have endur'd for thee, Yet shame and honour might prevail To keep thee thus from turning tail : For who would grudge to spend his blood in His Honour's cause ? Quoth she, A puddin.
Page 255 - SIR, I am directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 128 - I set out for Bokhara to ransom the lives of two officers, Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly ; but both of them were murdered many months previous to my departure, and I do not know whether this blood of mine will not be spilt. I do not supplicate for my own safety ; but, Monarchs, two hundred thousand Persian slaves, many of them people of high talent, sigh in the kingdom of Bokhara. Endeavour to effect their liberation, and I shall rejoice in the grave that my blood has been thus the cause of...
Page 195 - ... in the name of humanity and of the arts and sciences, the different sovereigns of the nations in which they reside, to enjoin all navigators and agents of every description under their command, wherever they may be, but particularly in the southern parts of the Pacific Ocean, to make all possible search after the two French frigates, ' La Boussole ' and ' L'Astrolabe,' commanded by M. de la Perouse...
Page 109 - Shenandoah through her Majesty's representatives and consuls at the Sandwich Islands, Nagasaki, and Shanghai ; and I am to state to you in reply, that his lordship has no objection to sending this letter to the places mentioned, and also to her Majesty's colonial and naval authorities, it being always distinctly understood that the Shenandoah will be dealt with in the courts, if claimed, according to law.
Page 319 - MARETIMO : A Story of Adventure. By BAYLE ST. JOHN. MELINCOURT. By the Author of
Page 315 - Madame Calderon's book has all the natural liveliness and tact, and readiness of remark, which are sure to distinguish the first production of a clever woman.

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