History of the British Possessions in the East Indies

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Whittaker & Company, 1837 - East Indies
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Page 315 - Father, who wouldest not the death of a sinner but rather that he should turn from his wickedness and live...
Page 121 - This union of the village communities, each one forming a separate little state in itself, has, I conceive, contributed more than any other cause to the preservation of the people of India, through all the revolutions and changes which they have suffered, and is in a high degree conducive to their happiness and to the enjoyment of a great portion of freedom and independence.
Page 203 - ... and that no graven image, statue or sculpture, carving, painting, picture, portrait or the likeness of anything shall be admitted within the said messuages, building land, tenements, hereditaments and premises and that no sacrifice, offering or oblation of any kind or thing shall ever be permitted therein...
Page 120 - Sikh, English, are all masters in turn; but the village communities remain the same. In times of trouble they arm and fortify themselves: a hostile army passes through the country: the village communities collect their cattle within their walls, and let the enemy pass unprovoked.
Page 70 - Regiment on this occasion not only drove back the enemy who had made a sally to attack the trenches, but effected a lodgment, and planted its colours on one of the bastions of the fort. Unfortunately this work was cut off by a deep ditch from the body of the place ; and after the attack had failed, the...
Page 35 - Clive, have been given by an eloquent and faithful historian ;* but he has not informed us of one occurrence that took place, and which, as it illustrates the character of the Indian soldiers, well merited to be preserved. When provisions were very low, the Hindoo sepoys entreated their commander to allow them to boil the rice (the only food left) for the whole garrison.
Page 245 - Purana treats of five subjects, — the creation of the universe : its progress, and the renovation of worlds ; the genealogy of gods and heroes ; chronology, according to a fabulous system ; and heroic history, containing the achievements of demigods and heroes. Since each Purana contains a cosmogony, both mythological and heroic history, they may not unaptly be compared to the Grecian theogonies.
Page 120 - If .plunder and devastation be directed against themselves and the force employed be irresistible, they flee to friendly villages at a distance, but when the storm has passed over they return and resume their occupations. If a country remain for a series of years the scene of continued pillage and massacre, so that the village cannot be inhabited, the scattered villagers nevertheless return whenever the power of peaceable possession revives.
Page 203 - ... to be used occupied enjoyed applied and appropriated as and for a place of public meeting of all sorts and descriptions of people without distinction as shall behave and conduct themselves in an orderly sober religious and devout manner for the worship and adoration of the . i Eternal Unsearchable and Immutable Being who is the Author and Preserver of the Universe...
Page 308 - But to say that the Hindoos or Mussulmans are deficient in any essential feature of a civilized people, is an assertion which I can scarcely suppose to be made by any who have lived with them. Their manners are at least as pleasing and courteous as those in the corresponding stations of life among ourselves...

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