The good old days of Honorable John Company: being curious reminiscences illustrating manners and customs of the British in India during the rule of East India company from 1600 to 1858, 2권

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R. Cambray & co., 1907
 

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176 페이지 - To WILLIAM CAVENDISH BENTINCK, Who, during seven years, ruled India with eminent Prudence, integrity, and benevolence ; Who, placed at the head of a great empire, never laid aside The simplicity and moderation of a private citizen ; Who infused into Oriental despotism the spirit of British Freedom ; Who never forgot that the end of government is The happiness of the governed ; Who abolished cruel rites ; Who effaced humiliating distinctions ; Who gave liberty to the expression of public opinion ;...
127 페이지 - Sheolal upon this swore by the Ganges that if she would seat herself on the cloth he would carry her to her home. She did so ; they bound her up in it, sent for a bamboo, which was passed through the loops formed by tying it together, and carrying it thus to the pile, now fiercely burning, threw it bodily into the flames. The cloth was immediately consumed...
272 페이지 - entered India with the sword in one hand and the crucifix in the other ; finding much gold, they laid aside the crucifix to fill their pockets...
334 페이지 - Bengalese boy, his servant, who both resolved to accompany him in his flight. It was concerted between them to meet on the ramparts, just before the guard was set, as it grew dark, and silently drop down from the battlement. Before the hour appointed, his companion's heart failed him.
334 페이지 - He inquired, therefore, of the boy if he could swim; but found he could not. This was very embarrassing, but he resolved not to leave him behind, and therefore took him on his back, being an excellent swimmer, and carried him over. They pushed towards Porto Nuovo, about four leagues and a half from Cuddalore. They had passed three arms of the river, and advanced at as great a pace as they possibly could, to make use of the night, since their hope of safety depended chiefly on the distance they could...
240 페이지 - the governor did not command me to dine with you...
393 페이지 - As it increases in size, it becomes of an orange colour, with six black spots on each of the twelve rings which form its body. The head, claws, and holders are black. After the second moulting, they change to an orange colour...
339 페이지 - ... prison, and fry them, to procure a spoonful or two of their buttery substance. A state of raging hunger was never appeased by an allowance scarcely able to maintain life ; and the rice, so full of stones, that he could not chew, but must swallow it ; and often (he said) he was afraid to trust his own fingers in his mouth lest he should be tempted to bite them. Their rice was brought in a large bowl, containing the portion of a given number ; but that none might take more than his share, they...
176 페이지 - Who infused into Oriental despotism the spirit of British Freedom: Who never forgot that the end of Government is The happiness of the Governed: Who abolished cruel rites : Who effaced humiliating distinctions : Who gave liberty to the expression of public opinion: Whose constant study it was, to elevate the intellectual And moral character of the Nations committed to his charge...
332 페이지 - ... were friends to the English, made a large grave, and buried them all in it. The chief of Carwar sent a stone to be put on the grave, with an inscription that this is the burial place of John Best with seventeen other Englishmen, who were sacrificed to the fury of a mad priesthood, and an enraged mob.

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