The History of the British Settlements in India

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1855 - British - 414 pages

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Page 266 - Firm wast thou, humble and wise, Honest, pure, free from disguise ; Father of Orphans, the Widow's support, Comfort in sorrow of every sort, To the benighted dispenser of Light, Doing and pointing to that which is right ; Blessing to Princes, to People, to me : May I, my Father, be worthy of thee ! Wishes and Prayeth thy SARABOJEE.
Page 79 - Plassey had placed me. A great prince was dependent on my pleasure ; an opulent city lay at my mercy ; its richest bankers bid against each other for my smiles ; I walked through vaults which were thrown open to me alone, piled on either hand with gold and jewels ! Mr Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation...
Page 120 - House of Parliament, whose trust he has betrayed. I impeach him in the name of the English nation, whose ancient honour he has sullied. I impeach him in the name of the people of India, whose rights he has trodden under foot, and whose country he has turned into a desert. Lastly, in the name of human nature itself, in the name of both sexes, in the name of every age, in the name of every rank, I impeach the common enemy and oppressor of all.
Page 161 - Mahratta and Mogul cavalry and me. He drew up, however, in a very strong position as soon as he perceived me, and the victorious army stood for some time with apparent firmness.
Page 150 - Malcolm, this is no time for compliments. We have serious work in hand ; don't you see that the European sentry over my tent is so weak from want of food and exhaustion, that a Sepoy could push him down ? We must take this fort, or perish in the attempt. I have ordered General Baird to persevere in his attack to the last extremity. If he is beaten off, Wellesley is to proceed with the troops from the trenches.
Page 286 - And while on this subject, the overflowings of grateful feelings on behalf of myself and fellow-prisoners, compel me to add a tribute of public thanks to that amiable and humane female, who, though living at a distance of two miles from our prison, without any means of conveyance, and very feeble in health, forgot her own comfort and infirmity, and almost every day visited us, sought out and administered to our wants, and contributed in every way to alleviate our misery.
Page 286 - When the unfeeling avarice of our keepers confined us inside, or made our feet fast in the stocks, she, like a ministering angel, never ceased her applications to the government, until she was authorized to communicate to us the grateful news of our enlargement, or of a respite from our galling oppressions. " Besides all this, it was unquestionably owing, in a chief degree, to the repeated eloquence, and forcible appeals of Mrs. Judson, that the untutored Burman was finally made willing to secure...
Page 120 - I impeach him in the name of the Commons House of Parliament, whose trust he has betrayed. I impeach him in the name of the English nation, whose ancient honor he has sullied.
Page 291 - ... two men. As it is not the Burmese system to relieve their troops in making these approaches, each hole contained a sufficient supply of rice, water, and even fuel for its inmates ; and under the excavated bank, a bed of straw or brushwood was prepared, in which one man could...
Page 351 - You have eaten my salt," he said, " these thirteen years. If, as is too plain, you are resolved to seek a new master, grant me but one favour in requital for that long period of maintenance and kindness — enable me to die with honour. Stand by the brother of Futteh Khan, whilst he executes one last charge against the cavalry of these...

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