Narrative of a Residence at the Court of Meer Ali Moorad: With Wild Sports in the Valley of the Indus, Volume 2

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Hurst and Blackett, 1860 - Hunting

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Page 190 - El-Ahmar the prince and his troops ? Be present, ye servants of these names !" " And this is the removal. ' And we have removed from thee thy veil ; and thy sight to-day is piercing.
Page 228 - The final result of our Indian conquests no man can predict; but if we take the people by the hand we may count on ruling India for ages. Justice, rigid justice, even severe justice, will work miracles: it has its basis in the desire of man for protection against cruelty, and cannot be shaken : India is safe if so ruled. But such deeds are done as make me wonder that we hold it a year ! Well I will leave my wild theories, as old Indians would call them, and answer your letter.
Page 253 - The nobles of Scinde must have the road of ambition opened to them, or they will not have their rights, in the honourable sense of my proclamation ; that is, if they qualify themselves for the offices demanded. But in questions of general interest like this, even qualifications should not be required before enjoyment, — we must give first, we must turn out afterwards for incapacity.
Page 243 - What we want is to make the Governments of the Presidencies governments for the people of the Presidencies; not governments for the civil servants of the Crown, but for the non-official mercantile classes from England who settle there, and for the 20,000,000 or 30,000,000 of Natives in each Presidency.
Page 244 - Now, as to this new policy, I will tell the House what I think the Prime Minister should do. He ought, I think, always to choose for his President of the Board of Control or his Secretary of State for India, a man who cannot be excelled by any other man in his Cabinet, or in his party, for capacity, for honesty, for attention to his duties, and for knowledge adapted to the particular office to which he is appointed. If any Prime Minister appoint an inefficient man to such an office, he will be a...
Page 191 - In the centre, he poured a little ink, and desired the boy to look into it, and tell him if he could see his face reflected in it: the boy replied that he saw his face clearly. The magician, holding the boy's hand all the while, 2 told him to continue looking intently into the ink; and not to raise his head.
Page 190 - ... accomplish the object of the experiment. He did not attempt to conceal these ; and on my asking him to give me copies of them, he readily consented, and immediately wrote them for me ; explaining to me, at the same time, that the object he had in view was accomplished through the influence of the two first words, " Tarshun " and " Taryooshun," which, he said, were the names of two genii, his
Page 245 - Governor-General or, if that office be abolished, of the Governors of the Presidencies of India. Those appointments should not be rewards for old men simply because such men have done good service when in their prime, nor should they be rewards for mere party service ; but they should be appointments given under a feeling that interests of the very highest moment, connected with this country, depend on those great offices in India being properly filled up.
Page 190 - Having written these, the magician cut off the paper containing the forms of invocation from that upon which the other charm was written ; and cut the former into six strips. He then explained to me that the object of the latter charm (which contains part of the 21st verse of the Soorat Kaf, or...
Page 243 - India who are competent to take any position to which the Government may choose to advance them. If the Governor of each Presidency were to have in his Council some of the officials of his Government, some of the non-official Europeans resident in the Presidency, and two or three at least of the intelligent Natives of the Presidency in whom the people would have some confidence, you would have begun that which will be of inestimable value hereafter —you would have begun to unite the government...

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