The Private Life of an Eastern King: Together with Elihu Jan's Story; Or, The Private Life of an Eastern Queen

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H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1921 - Oudh - 345 pages
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Page 296 - ... on the palms of their hands and the soles of their feet, and they made sounds similar to ours with somewhat similar meanings.
Page 18 - Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in. So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?
Page xxxi - It is the system that is defective, not the tools with which it has been worked. We have tried every variety of interference, we have interfered directly, and we have interfered indirectly ; by omission as well as by commission, but it has invariably failed.
Page 213 - In modification of article 6 of the treaty above referred to, it is hereby provided that the King of Oude will take into his immediate and earnest consideration, in concert with the British Resident, the best means of remedying the existing defects in the police and in the judicial and revenue administrations of his dominions ; and that if his Majesty should neglect to attend to the advice and counsel of the British Government or its local representative, and if (which God forbid) gross and systematic...
Page xix - His Excellency engages that he will establish in his reserved dominions such a system of administration (to be carried into effect by his own officers) as shall be conducive to the prosperity of his subjects, and be calculated to secure the lives and property of the inhabitants...
Page xxix - ... and that if His Majesty should neglect to attend to the advice and counsel of the British Government or its local representative, and if (which God forbid) gross and systematic oppression, anarchy, and misrule should hereafter at any time prevail within the Oudh dominions, such as seriously to endanger the public tranquillity...
Page 168 - Malleer and his foe rushed at each other impetuously. The sound of their huge heads coming into violent collision might have been heard at the distance of half a mile. This may sound like an exaggeration. It is not so. When the reader only thinks of the bulk of the elephant, the great weight, the momentum acquired by the rapid motion, and then the concussion of two such bodies coming full tilt against each other, he will not be surprised at it. More than once, on such occasions, have I seen the tusks...
Page 173 - She did so, and Malleer came back just as a spaniel would do at the call of his master ! '"Let the woman mount with her child, and take him away,
Page 325 - Eajee-oodDowlah, a fellow who was only lately beating a drum to a party of dancing girls, on some four rupees a month. These singers are all Domes, the lowest of the low castes of India, and they and the eunuchs are now the virtual sovereigns of the country.
Page xix - Excellency engages that he will establish in his reserved dominions such a system of administration (to be carried into effect by his own officers) as shall be conducive to the prosperity of his subjects, and be calculated to secure the lives and property of the inhabitants; and his Excellency will always advise with, and act in conformity to the counsel of the officers of the said Honourable Company.

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