Early Records of British India: A History of the English Settlements in India, as Told in the Government Records, the Works of Old Travellers, and Other Contemporary Documents, from the Earliest Period Down to the Rise of British Power in India

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Office of the Superintendent of Government Print., 1878 - British - 391 pages

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Page 184 - CHANNOCK went one time with his ordinary guard of Soldiers, to see a young Widow act that tragical Catastrophe, but he was so smitten with the Widow's Beauty, that he sent his Guards to take her by Force from her Executioners, and conducted her to his own Lodgings. They lived lovingly many Years, and had several Children...
Page 232 - Cary, and who had behaved with much bravery during the siege (his wife, a fine woman though country born, would not quit him, but accompanied him into the prison, and was one who survived). This poor wretch had been long raving for water and air ; I told him I was determined to give up life, and recommended his gaining my station. On my quitting, he made a fruitless attempt to get my place ; but the Dutch Serjeant, who sat on my shoulder, supplanted him.
Page 183 - English, some military, some servants to the Company, some private merchants residing in the town, and some seamen belonging to shipping lying at the town ; and before the beginning of January there were four hundred and sixty burials registered in the clerk's book of mortality.
Page 330 - When we consider that the barrier of the country government was entirely broke down, and every Englishman throughout the country armed with an authority that owned no superior, and exercising his power to the oppression of the helpless native, who knew not whom to obey ; at such a crisis, we cannot hesitate to approve your obtaining the Dewanny for the Company.
Page 186 - Most gentlemen and ladies in Bengal live both splendidly and pleasantly, the fore-noons being dedicated to business, and after dinner to rest, and in the evening to recreate themselves in chaises or palankins in the fields, or to gardens, or by water in their budgeroes, which is a convenient boat, that goes...
Page 228 - I travelled over the dead, and repaired to the further end of it, just opposite the other window, and seated myself on the platform between Mr. Dumbleton and Capt.
Page 336 - Foreign nations would immediately take umbrage, and complaints preferred to the British Court might be attended with very embarrassing consequences.
Page 330 - This description of it is not the office we wish to execute ; the experience we have already had, in the province of Burdwan, convinces us how unfit an Englishman is to conduct the collection of the revenues, and follow the subtle native through all his arts to conceal the real value of his country, to perplex and to elude the payments.
Page 121 - Yale hanged his groom (Cross) for riding two or three days' journey off to take the air; but, in England, he paid pretty well for his arbitrary sentence.
Page 229 - I found no relief; my thirst was rather increased by it; so I determined to drink no more, but patiently wait the event; and kept my mouth moist from time to time by sucking the perspiration...

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