Vol.1,2, by lt. col. Williams History of the wars caused by the French revolution. Vol.3,4, by W.C. Stafford History of England's campaigns in India and China; and of the Indian mutiny, Volumes 3-4
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Page 14 - ... a sum of not less than one lac of rupees in each year shall be set apart and applied to the revival and improvement of literature, and the encouragement of the learned natives of India, and for the introduction and promotion of a knowledge of the sciences among the inhabitants of the British territories in India...
Page 309 - ... hundreds upon hundreds were drowned in attempting the perilous passage. Their awful slaughter, confusion, and dismay were such as would have excited compassion in the hearts of their generous conquerors, if the Khalsa troops had not, in the earlier part of the action, sullied their gallantry by slaughtering and barbarously mangling every wounded soldier whom, in the vicissitudes of attack, the fortune of war left at their mercy.
Page 310 - India, in accordance with the intentions expressed in the proclamation of the 13th of December last, as having been forced upon the Governor-General for the purpose of " effectually protecting the British provinces, for vindicating the authority of the British Government, and for punishing the violators of treaties and the disturbers of the public peace.
Page 14 - Oriental works ; his Lordship in Council directs that no portion of the funds shall hereafter be so employed. 4th — His Lordship in Council directs that all the funds which these reforms will leave at the disposal of the Committee be henceforth employed in imparting to the native population a knowledge of English literature and science through the medium of the English language...
Page 261 - I have seen it argued that he should not be treated more handsomely than his Majesty was ; but surely the cases are not parallel. The Shah had no claim upon us. We had no hand in depriving him of his kingdom, whereas we ejected the Dost, who never offended us, in support of our policy, of which he was the victim.
Page 31 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade : — 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade ; 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
Page 10 - BY a girl, or by a young woman, or by a ' woman advanced in years, nothing must be done, ' even in her own dwelling place, according to her
Page 211 - By a distant observer, the hills, covered with mounds of earth, would have been taken for anything rather than the approaches of an attacking army; but to us, who had watched the whole strange proceeding, it seemed the work of magic or enchantment.
Page 211 - ... two men. As it is not the Burmese system to relieve their troops in making these approaches, each hole contained a sufficient supply of rice, water, and even fuel for its inmates ; and under the excavated bank a bed of straw or brushwood was prepared, in which one man could sleep while his comrade watched.