A Comparative Dictionary of the Languages of India and High Asia: With a Dissertation. Based on the Hodgson Lists, Official Records, and Mss

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Trübner and Company, 1868 - Dictionaries, Polyglot - 218 pages
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Page 9 - ... former great captain from Bombay, and fought the battle of Plassey, in Bengal, which laid the foundation of our Indian empire. They have since distinguished themselves in the corps of pioneers and engineers, not only in India, but in Ava, in Afghanistan, and in the celebrated defence of Jellalabad.
Page 10 - It was not war. they did not understand yielding. As long as their national drums beat, the whole party would stand and allow themselves to be shot down.
Page 9 - These qualities have been always, displayed in our service. The aborigines of the Carnatic were .the sepoys of Clive and of Coote. A few companies of the same stock joined the former great Captain from Bombay, fought the battle of Plassey in Bengal, and laid the foundation of our Indian empire.
Page 3 - studied the lowland population,' says Mr. Hunter,1 ' as ' no conquerors ever studied or understood a subject ' race. Their history, their habits, their requirements, ' their very weaknesses and prejudices are known, and ' furnish a basis for those political inductions which, ' under the titles of administrative foresight and timely ' reform, meet popular movements half-way. The East ' India Company grudged neither honours nor solid re' wards to any meritorious effort to illustrate the peoples
Page 20 - Chinese has hitherto been looked upon as a language standing by itself, devoid of ethnical kindred or linguistic alliances. But in spite of its inexactitudes, this book proves that China has given its speech not merely to the great islands of the Southern Ocean, but to the whole Eastern Peninsula, to Siam, Tenasserim, Burmah, in a less degree to Central Asia, to many of the Himalayan tribes, and to some of the pre-Aryan peoples of the interior of India.
Page 9 - These qualities have been always displayed in our Service. The aborigines of the Carnatic were the Sepoys of Clive and of Coote. A few companies of the same stock joined the former great captain from Bombay, and fought the battle of Plassey in Bengal, which laid the foundation of our Indian empire. They have since distinguished themselves in the corps of pioneers and engineers, not only in India, but in Ava, in Affghanistan, and in the celebrated defence of Jelalabad.
Page 10 - are really the most tolerant nation in the world.'' He also says that " they are gentle, virtuous, laborious, and that, perhaps of all men, they are the ones who seek to injure their fellow-beings the...
Page 20 - ... that can be brought to bear upon it. It seems to us that unless an exact knowledge of the languages is obtained it is better to limit the consideration to a few which are well understood. Dr. Hunter remarks respecting the Chinese : — " Chinese has hitherto been looked upon as a language standing by itself, devoid of ethnical kindred or linguistic alliances. But in spite of its inexactitudes, (?) this book proves that China has given its speech not merely to the islands of the Southern Ocean,...
Page 30 - India, who have preserved their ethnical identity in sequestered wilds, or have merged as helots or low castes into the lowland Hindus, form the debris of a widely spread primitive race ; and from the northern shores of the Indian Ocean and the China Sea, traces have been exhumed by him of ethnical evolutions, and the ebb and flow of human speech far more ancient, and on a grander scale, than the pre-historic migrations of the Iiido-Germanicstock.

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