A History of India: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

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Whittaker, 1847 - 198 pages

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Page 55 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Page 126 - For her, he did not disdain to stoop to the trade of a wholesale upholsterer for this house, to furnish it, not with the faded tapestry figures of antiquated merit, such as decorate, and may reproach, some other houses, but with real, solid, living patterns of true modern virtue.
Page 182 - Bemdru we formed squares to resist the distant fire of infantry, thus presenting a solid mass against the aim of perhaps the best marksmen in the world, the said squares being securely perched on the summit ' of a steep and narrow ridge up which no cavalry could charge with effect.
Page 124 - SIR : When this note is delivered to you by Hoolas Roy, I have to desire that you order the two prisoners to be put in irons, keeping them from all food, etc., agreeably to my instructions of yesterday.
Page 150 - All'our wars cannot perhaps with propriety be considered wars of necessity ; but most of those by which the territories we possess have been obtained, and out of which our subsidiary alliances have grown, have been wars, I think, of necessity and not of choice. For example, the wars with Tippoo and the Mahrattas.
Page 93 - Clive abused the power with which he was entrusted to the evil example of the servants of the public and to the dishonour and detriment of the State.
Page 77 - entering the Nabob's treasury at Moorshedabad, " with heaps of gold and silver to the right and left, and
Page 141 - Company, during the period of their sovereignty, have done more in behalf of their subjects, have shown more good-will towards them, have shown less of a selfish attachment to mischievous powers lodged in their own hands, have displayed a more generous welcome to schemes of improvement, and are more willing to adopt improvements, not only than any other sovereign existing in the same period, but than all other sovereigns taken together on the face of the globe.
Page 12 - Ferishtah, was endowed with every princely virtue and those who scrutinize her actions most severely will find in her no fault but that she was a woman.
Page 59 - Second they obtained a new Charter, which not only confirmed their ancient privileges but vested in them authority, through their agents in India, to make peace and war with any prince or people, not being Christians, and to seize within their limits, and send home as prisoners, any Englishmen found without a licence. It may well be supposed that in the hands of any exclusive Company this last privilege was not likely to lie dormant. Thus, on one occasion, when one of their Governors had been urged...

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