Haidar Alí and Tipú Sultán, and the Struggle with the Musalmán Powers of the South, Volume 11

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Clarendon Press, 1899 - India - 233 pages

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Page 107 - Haidar was a born soldier, an excellent rider, and skilful alike with his sword and his gun. Trained by early habits to active exertion, he could undergo great fatigue without suffering from it, and when at the head of his troops, he was reckless of personal danger, thus stimulating the courage of his followers.
Page 113 - Whatever defects may be justly attributed to Haidar as a ruler, or in his private life, he was a bold, an original, and an enterprising commander, skilful in tactics and fertile in resources, full of energy, and never desponding in defeat.
Page 113 - he was singularly faithful to his engagements, and straightforward in his policy towards the British. Notwithstanding the severity of his internal rule, and the terror which he inspired, his name is always mentioned in Mysore with respect, if not with admiration. While the cruelties which he sometimes practised are forgotten, his prowess and success have an abiding place in the memory of the people.
Page 183 - Since the conclusion of the treaty of Seringapatam, the British Government in India have uniformly conducted themselves towards Tipu Sultan not only with the most exact attention to the principles of moderation, justice, and good faith,
Page 187 - As the French nation are estranged from, and are become the opponents of the Sublime Porte, they may be said to have rendered themselves the enemy of all the followers of the faith. All
Page 101 - trusted'. I have been amused by idle expectations of a French force from Europe; but, supposing it to arrive and to be successful here, I must go alone against the
Page 101 - dissatisfaction, but no sufficient cause for war, and I might have made them my friends in spite of Muhammad
Page 101 - the most treacherous of men. The defeat of many Baillies and Braithwaites will not destroy them. I can ruin their resources by
Page 57 - I am coming to the gates of Madras, and I will there listen to the propositions the Governor and Council may have to make.
Page 199 - sorely wounded as he was, made a cut at the man, and wounded him in the knee. The enraged soldier levelled

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