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Page 483 - Rate is one of the most difficult problems with which we have to deal in field longitude work.
Page 116 - Water is scarce, the fruits are poor, and the robbers are bold ; if few troops are sent there they will be slain, if many, they will starve.
Page xix - History is Philosophy teaching by examples," then there is no Native Indian Historian ; and few have even approached to so high a standard. Of examples, and very bad ones, we have ample store, though even in them the radical truth is obscured by the hereditary, official, and sectarian prepossessions of the narrator ; but of philosophy, which deduces conclusions calculated to benefit us...
Page 186 - As they have made submission, and have agreed to pay taxes to the Khalifa, nothing more can be properly required from them. They have been, taken under our protection, and we cannot in any way stretch out our hands upon their lives or property. Permission is given them to worship their gods. Nobody must be forbidden or prevented from following his own religion. They may live in their houses in whatever manner they like.
Page 164 - Dahir, his warriors, and principal officers have been despatched, and the infidels converted to Islam or destroyed. Instead of...
Page 185 - It appears that the chief inhabitants of Brahmanabad had petitioned to be allowed to repair the temple of Budh and pursue their religion.
Page 120 - Fix the manjanik and shorten its foot, and place it on the east ; you will then call the manjanik-master, and tell him to aim at the flag-staff, of which you have given a description." So he brought down the flag-staff, and it was broken ; at which the infidels were sore afflicted. The idolaters advanced to the combat, but were put to flight ; ladders were then brought and the Musulmans escaladed the wall.
Page xxii - If they would dive into any of the volumes mentioned herein, it would take these young Brutuses and Phocions a very short time to learn, that in the days of that dark period for whose return they sigh, even the bare utterance of their ridiculous fantasies would have been attended, not with silence and contempt, but with the severer discipline...
Page 88 - The Indians are naturally inclined to justice, and never depart from it in their actions. Their good faith, honesty and fidelity to their engagements are well known, and they are so famous for these qualities that people flock to their country from every side ; hence the country is flourishing and their condition prosperous.