The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), During His Agency in Bengal: As Well as on His Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687), Volume 3

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Hakluyt society, 1889 - Hugli River (India)
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Page cxxxv - He pledged it to the knight, the knight had wit, So kept the diamond, and the rogue was bit.
Page 13 - Mercy's gone to Heaven. You that survive and read, take care, For this most certain exit to prepare ; For only the actions of the Just Smell sweet, and blossom in the dust.
Page cxliv - The National Convention after having heard the Report of its Committee of Public Security decrees that two Commissioners of the National Treasury shall come during the present sitting to the presence of the Convention, to receive and deposit in the National Treasury the diamond known as the Regent, discovered through the inquiries of the Committee of Public Security, and which shall be available at need as a piece de conviction during the proceedings against the persons charged with the theft or...
Page 1 - SOCIETY, which is established for the purpose of printing rare or unpublished Voyages and Travels, aims at opening by this means an easier access to the sources of a branch of knowledge, which yields to none in importance, and is superior to most in agreeable variety. The narratives of travellers and navigators make us acquainted with the earth, its inhabitants and productions ; they exhibit the growth of intercourse among mankind, with its effects on civilization, and, while instructing, they at...
Page x - ... thither before our Agent HEDGES (which we hope the Almighty will prevent). If he should appear within your Agency, we would have you Secure his person, whatever it cost to the Government or other natives, all which we recommend to the prudent management and good husbandry of our Agent and Conncill.
Page cxxxvii - I cannot be positive as to the time, but for the manner of purchasing it, I do here declare and assert, under my hand, in the presence of God Almighty, as I hope for salvation, through the merits and intercession of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, that this is the truth, and if it be not, let God deny it to me and my children for ever...
Page 13 - London dead. Much good, some ill he did, so hope all's even, And that his soul thro
Page cxxxviii - I brought him down to 55,000 pagodas, and advanced to 45,000, resolving to give no more, and he, likewise, resolving not to abate, I delivered him up the stone, and we took a friendly leave of one another. Mr. Benyon was then writing in my closet, with whom I discoursed on what had passed, and told him now I was clear of it ; when, about an hour after...
Page cxix - Packet was opened, wherein their was a Commission that Superceeded his ; he also demanded the reading of the Generall letter, which was refused him, but in the Packet their being a Letter from the Managers to him, wherein 'twas fully expressed his dismission from their Service, and the Constituteing...
Page cxxxviii - I discoursed with him about it, and pressed me to know, whether I resolved to buy it, when he came down to 100,000 pagodas and something under before we parted, when we agreed upon a day to meet, and make a final end thereof one way or...

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