The Sepoy Revolt: Its Causes and Its Consequences

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John Murray, 1857 - India - 398 pages
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Page 234 - Nay, take my life and all ; pardon not that : You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house ; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live.
Page 91 - Inside the gate leading to the park were placed two 6-pounders, double charged with grape, one under Acting SubConductor Crow and Sergeant Stewart, with the lighted matches in their hands, and with orders that if any attempt was made to force that gate, both guns were to be fired at once, and they were to fall back on that part of the magazine in which Lieutenant Willoughby and I were posted.
Page 291 - The improvements in education, however, which most effectually contribute to elevate the moral and intellectual condition of a people are those which concern the education of the higher classes of the persons possessing leisure and natural influence over the minds of their countrymen. By raising the standard of instruction among...
Page 377 - to provide for the Government of India" the Territories in the Possession and under the Government of the East India Company were...
Page 156 - Soldiers engaged in the late disturbances, who are desirous of going to their own homes, and who give up their arms at the nearest Government civil or military post and retire quietly, shall be permitted to do so unmolested.
Page 314 - Whether right or wrong, the general native opinion is certainly that the administration of criminal justice is little better than a lottery, in which, however, the best chances are with the criminal ; and this is also very much the opinion of the European Mofussil community.
Page 93 - Kurreetnbuksh, a Durwan, appeared to keep up a constant communication with the enemy on the outside, and keep them informed of our situation. Lieutenant Willoughby was so annoyed at this man's conduct, that he gave me an order to shoot him should he again approach the gate. Lieutenant...
Page 58 - Neither the 19th Regiment, nor any regiment in the service of the Government of India, nor any Sepoy, Hindoo, or Mussulman, has reason to pretend that the Government has shown, directly or indirectly, a desire to interfere with the religion of its troops. " It has been the unvarying rule of the Government of India to treat the religious feelings of all its servants, of every creed, with careful respect...
Page 314 - Throughout the length and breadth of the land, the strong prey almost universally upon the weak, and power is but too commonly valued only as it can be turned into money. It is a lamentable but unquestionable fact, that the rural police, its position, character, and stability as a public institution, have, in the lower provinces, deteriorated during the last twenty years.
Page 291 - You are, moreover, acquainted with our anxious desire to have at our disposal a body of natives qualified by their habits and acquirements to take a larger share and occupy higher situations in the civil administration of their country than has hitherto been the practice under our Indian Governments.

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