Interesting Historical Events, Relative to the Provinces of Bengal, and the Empire of Indostan: With a Seasonable Hint and Perswasive to the Honorable the Court of Directors of the East India Company. As Also the Mythology and Cosmogony, Fasts and Festivals of the Gentoo's, Followers of the Shastah. And a Dissertation on the Metempsychosis, Commonly, Though Erroneously, Called the Pythagorean Doctrine, Volume 1

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T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1765 - Bengal (India) - 362 pages
 

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Page 198 - The traveller, either with or without merchandise, becomes the immediate care of the government, which allots him guards, without any expense, to conduct him from stage to stage ; and these are accountable for the safety and accommodation of his person and effects.
Page 12 - Both thefe books contain the institutes of their refpective religions and worlhips, as well as the hiftory of their ancient Rajahs and princes ; often couched under allegory and fable; their antiquity is contended for by the partifans of each — but the fimilitude of their names, idols> and great part of their worfhip, leaves little room to doubt, nay plainly evinces, that both thefe fcriptures were originally one, — And if we compare the great purity and chafte manners of the Shajlah, with the...
Page 181 - ... go on, grafping and expending, until we cram our hands fo full that they become cramped and numbed, and we fhall be obliged to quit and relinquifh, even...
Page 199 - ... are accountable for the safety and accommodation of his person and effects. At the end of the first stage he is delivered over, with certain benevolent formalities, to the guards of the next, who, after interrogating the traveller as to the usage he had received in his journey...
Page 183 - ... moft certain. Let us have done with this ringing changes upon Soubahs, there's no end to it ; let us boldly dare to be Soubah our felves, our own terms have...
Page 123 - Insecurity of person and property overwhelmed the merchants, and manufacture of the country was thereby greatly affected. Many of the inhabitants, weavers, and husbandmen fled, the Aurungs were in a great degree deserted, the lands untilled, and the wretched fugitives, who had escaped with nothing but their wives and children, and whatever they could carry in their hands, thought there was no safety for them until they arrived on the eastern shore (of the Padma River).
Page 108 - Dehly, to receive the chout, they were told by the mogul's miniftry, " that Nader Shah, had lately fo ". exhaufted the treafury, that the emperor was " rendered utterly incapable of fatisfying their " demands, the more efpecially, as the revenues of the Bengal provinces, had been with-held...
Page 199 - If anything is lost in this district, for instance, a bag of money or other valuables, the person who finds it hangs it upon the next tree, and gives notice to the nearest chowkey, or place of guard, the officer of which orders immediate publication of the same by beat of tomtom, or drum.
Page 77 - Khoran, that if he complied in fending his grand-daughter, that he might onlyjee her, he would inftantly return her without any injury. The Seet reduced to this extremity, and judging from the Soubah's known impetuofity, that his perfifting longer in a denial, would only make his difgrace more public, at laft confented ; and the young creature was carried with the greateft fecrecy in the night to vifit him. She was returned the fame night...
Page 197 - Indostan, having it always in his power to overflow his country, and drown any enemy that comes against him...

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