An Account of the War in India: Between the English and French, on the Coast of Coromandel, from 1750 to the Year 1760

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Page 148 - Of one thousand five hundred Sepoys which attended our army, I reckon near eight hundred are employed upon the road to Pondicherry, laden with...
Page 148 - Poleagera for me, I will not do it ; and I renounce (as I informed you a month ago I would do) meddling directly or indirectly with any thing whatever that may have relation to your administration, whether civil or military. For I had rather go and command the...
Page 149 - PS — I think it necessary to apprize you, that as M. de Soupire has refused to take upon him the command of this army, which I have offered to him, and which he is empowered to accept, by having received from the court a duplicate of my commission, you must of necessity, together with the council, take it upon you.
Page 147 - If I was the judge of the point of honour of the company's officers, I would break him like glass, as well as some others of them.
Page xii - ... and animate his foul with heroifm. It muft fill the mind of an European foldier at once with companion and contempt, to fee a heap of thefe poor creatures folely animated by a momentary intoxication, crowded into a breach, and both in their garb and impotent fury, refembling a mob of frantic women.
Page 241 - On the ioth, at fix in the morning, the body of the French fquadron bore fouth-eaft by fouth, diftant eight or nine miles, and was formed in a line of battle ahead, on the flarboard tack.
Page viii - General and enfign, or ftandard of that corps, a who who keep their eyes conflantly on him ; and if they lofe fight of him for a moment, conclude that all is loft. Thus we find, Aurengzebe gained two battles by the treachery of thofe who defired his two victorious brothers to get down from their Elephants, mount their horfes, and purfue the vanquifhed : their troops miffing them, immediately difperfed.
Page xi - ... could never prevail, with them to be fufficiently upon their guard, when in the neighbourhood of the French, or to quit their ground in the -f morning,, to co-operate with us in furprizing the enemy.
Page xi - ... to an Eaftern Monarch, to endeavour to perfuade him, that the fecurity of his throne depended upon the regulation of the meals of a common foldier : much lefs would he be prevailed on to reftrain him in the ufe of that opium, which f See Page 204, • XIV is to warm his blood for a6Hon, and animate his foul with heroifm.

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