The Presidential Armies of India

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W. H. Allen, 1890 - Armies - 442 pages
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Page 259 - The Commander over Men ; he to whose will our wills are to be subordinated, and loyally surrender themselves, and find their welfare in doing so, may be reckoned the most important of Great Men. He is practically the summary for us of all the various figures of Heroism...
Page 79 - In February 1685, four months after Penn's return to England, Charles II. died, and was succeeded by his brother the Duke of York, under the title of James II. It has already been mentioned that the duke had always manifested a liking for Penn, at first as the son of his friend, Admiral Penn, and afterwards on account of his own merits. This...
Page 171 - ... of the garrison ; never, perhaps, was such an opportunity of performing an heroic action so ignominiously neglected ; for a single sloop, with fifteen brave men on board, might, in spite of all the efforts of the enemy, have come up, and, anchoring under the Fort, have carried away all who suffered in the Dungeon.
Page 23 - ... into and from the East Indies, in the countries and parts of Asia and Africa, and into and from the islands, ports, havens, cities, creeks, towns, and places of Asia, Africa, and America, or any of them, beyond the cape of Bona Esperanza, to the Straits of Magellan...
Page 255 - Calcutta, give directions to the agents of both parties to have it shroffed [or banked]; and when the Nabob signifies his pleasure (on whom it solely depends) that the money be paid you, you shall then receive it, and not before. " Your behaviour has been such that you cannot expect I should interest myself any further in your concerns. I therefore retract the promise I made the other day of negotiating either the rest of the Nabob's promise, or the one-third, which was to be received in the same...
Page 255 - Company's generosity, who perhaps would have thought you sufficiently rewarded, in receiving a present of six months' pay ; in return for which, I have been treated with the greatest disrespect and ingratitude, and, what is still worse, you have flown in the face of my authority, for over-ruling an opinion, which, if passed, would have been highly injurious to your own reputation, being attended with injustice to the navy, and been of the worst consequences to the cause of the nation and the Company....
Page 245 - Directors) nor no Indian black, or persons of a mixed breed, nor any Roman Catholic of what nation soever, shall on any pretence be admitted to set foot in our Laboratories or any of the Military Magazines, either out of curiosity or to be employed in them, or to come near them, so as to see what is doing or contained therein...
Page 206 - I, who in all things seek the good of mankind, assist him in every respect, and have sent him the best of my troops, that he may join with them and fight the English ; and if it become necessary I will join him myself.
Page 349 - You have traversed, often under a tropical sun, or amidst storms of rain and sleet, 400 miles of mountainous and difficult country.
Page 84 - The power of the crown to grant the exclusive privileges given by this charter was questioned by the House of Commons, which passed a declaratory resolution to the effect ' that it is the right of all Englishmen to trade to the East Indies, or any part of the world, unless prohibited by act of parliament.

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