Miscellanea Critica: Comment Upon Contemporaneous Literature and Current Topics Relating to India, 1808-1858, Հատոր 4

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Wm. H. Allen, 1840

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Common terms and phrases

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Էջ 520 - Let me most seriously caution all travellers, who may accidentally propose to travel this terrible country, to avoid it as they would the devil ; for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts, which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud, only from a wet summer.
Էջ 457 - And be it enacted, that the superintendence, direction, and control of the whole civil and military Government of all the said territories and revenues in India shall be and is hereby invested in a Governor-General and Counsellors, to be styled "The Governor General of India in Council.
Էջ 361 - Forasmuch as to pursue schemes of conquest and extension of dominion in India are measures repugnant to the wish, the honour, and the policy of this nation...
Էջ 388 - Aurora suis rubra colorat equis! namque ubi mortifero iacta est fax ultima lecto, uxorum fusis stat pia turba comis, et certamen habent leti, quae viva sequatur 20 coniugium: pudor est non licuisse mori. ardent victrices et flammae pectora praebent, imponuntque suis ora perusta viris.
Էջ 359 - Third Class: — Treaties offensive and defensive; states mostly tributary, acknowledging the supremacy of, and promising subordinate co-operation to, the British Government : but their princes are supreme rulers in their own territories.
Էջ 363 - The usual remedy of a bad government in India is a quiet revolution in the palace, or a violent one by rebellion, or foreign conquests. But the presence of a British force cuts off every chance of remedy, by supporting the prince on the throne against every foreign and domestic enemy.
Էջ 333 - ... created a British peer, by the title of baron of Rippon, marquis of Beverley, and duke of Dover; and the office of secretary at war, vacant by the resignation of Henry St. John, was bestowed upon Robert Walpole, a gentleman who had rendered himself considerable in the house of commons, and whose conduct we shall have occasion to mention more at large in the sequel. About the same time, a proclamation was issued for distributing prizes, in certain proportions, to the different officers and seamen...
Էջ 520 - The only mending it receives is tumbling in some loose stones, which serve no other purpose than jolting a carriage in the most intolerable manner. These are not merely opinions, but facts ; for I actually passed three carts, broken down, in these eighteen miles of execrable memory.
Էջ 409 - Fight against them who believe not in God, nor in the last day, and forbid not that which God and his apostle have forbidden, and profess not the true religion, of those unto whom the scriptures have been delivered, until they pay tribute by right of subjection, and they be reduced low.
Էջ 453 - The lower class are to the full as good and as intelligent as with us ; indeed, they ave much more versed in the affairs of life, plead their causes better, make more intelligent witnesses, and have many virtues : but these good qualities are not in the same proportion in the higher classes ; they cannot bear prosperity ; it causes them to degenerate, especially if born to greatness.

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