The Bokhara Victims

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Chapman and Hall, 1845 - Asia, Central - 367 pages

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Page 169 - tis no matter ; Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on? how then? Can honour set to a leg ? No. Or an arm ? No. Or take away the grief of a wound ? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then ? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word, honour ? What is that honour ? Air. A trim reckoning ! — Who hath it ? He that died o
Page 329 - And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.
Page 169 - Wednesday. Doth he feel it ? No. Doth he hear it? No. Is it insensible, then ? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living ? No. Why ? Detraction will not suffer it: — therefore, I'll none of it. Honour is a mere scutcheon ; and so ends my catechism.
Page 109 - SIR, I am directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 129 - ... console my dear wife and child as much as you can. I love them dearly. The Ameer is now at Samarcand, and I am here awaiting the most fatal orders from the King daily to reach me. It is true that poor Stoddart openly professed Christianity after he had made a forced profession of Muhammedanism. Do for me what you can, as far as the honour of England is not compromised.
Page 128 - Persian slaves, many of them people of high talents, sigh in the kingdom of Bokhara. Endeavour to effect their liberation, and I shall rejoice in the grave that my blood has been thus the cause of the ransom of so many human beings. I am too much agitated, and watched besides, to write more.
Page 195 - Pacific Ocean, to make all possible search after the two French frigates, ' La Boussole ' and ' L'Astrolabe,' commanded by M. de la Perouse, and after their crews ; as likewise every inquiry that may serve to confirm to us whether they be yet in being, or have been lost; in order that, if M. de la Perouse...
Page 323 - Amir summoned Colonel Stoddart, and asked him whether the Russians were likely to treat him well, and what he thought of the proposal. Colonel Stoddart replied, ' The Russians would, undoubtedly, treat me well, but, when my own government demands me, what will your highness answer?
Page 204 - A long time ago the people of this island, upon coming out one morning, saw part of a ship on the reef opposite to Paiow, where it held together till the middle of the day, when it was broken by the sea, fell to pieces, and large parts of it floated on shore along the coast. The ship got on the reef in the night, when it blew a tremendous hurricane, which broke down a considerable number of our fruit-trees.
Page 131 - Men resemble the gods in nothing so much, as in doing good to their fellow-creatures.

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