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Page 348 - Persia," says the translator of Ferishta, " sat during the dreadful scene, in the Musjed of Roshun-a-Dowlah ; none but slaves durst come near him, for his countenance was dark and terrible. At length the unfortunate emperor, attended by a number of his chief Omrahs, ventured to approach him with downcast eyes. The Omrahs who preceded Moiummud, bowed down their foreheads to the ground. Nadir Shah sternly asked them what they wanted; they cried out with one voice, *
Page 320 - In short, the faults of Akbar were virtues carried to extremes ; and if he sometimes did things beneath the dignity of a great king, he never did any thing unworthy of a good man. His name lives, and will for ever live, the glory of the house of Timur, and an example of renown to the kings of the world.
Page 84 - This boasted capture of Gwalior appears to have extended to nothing more than its lower outwork, Badalgarh ; but Firishta adds : " The King now receiving advices of the reduction of Gwalior, which had been for a hundred years in the hands of the Hindas, he had leisure to turn his thoughts to the insurrection at Karra.
Page 143 - Indija, was buried in the snow. He ordered all the goods to be collected, and sent messengers to China to proclaim the accident, and bring the owners, or their heirs, to his court. Upon their arrival, at the end of two years, he entertained them hospitably...
Page 382 - Villainy was practised in every form ; all law and religion were trodden under foot ; the bonds of private friendship and...
Page 350 - Shaw, with which that monarch was so well pleased, that he commanded Tucki to ask, and what he wished should be done for him. Tucki fell upon his face, and said, O King, command the gates to be opened, that the poor may not perish ! His request was granted, and half the city poured into the country ; and the place was supplied in a few days with plenty of provisions.
Page 263 - But her vizier, and the rest of her chiefs, less daring, and consequently less prudent than this heroine, opposed this salutary measure, and seditiously insisted on returning to the field of 'battle to bury their friends. She, accordingly, returned unwillingly; and, after the dead were burnt, again addressed her chiefs, and solicited them, one by one, to accompany her to storm the Mahommedan camp : none of them, however, had the spirit to second her in this daring enterprise.
Page 429 - ... have raifed them,, and to give to fo many millions of mankind, a government founded upon the principles of virtue and juftice.
Page 8 - ˇmpaflable, by the heaps of dead ; and, in the mean time, the gates being forced, the .whole Mogul army were admitted, Then followed a fcene of horror, much eafier to be imagined than defcribed. • The defperate courage of the unfortunate Delhiańs, was at length cooled in their own blood.