Six Months at Martaban During the Burmese War: And, An Essay on the Political Causes which Led to the Establishment of British Power in India

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Partridge, Oakey, 1854 - 131 páginas
 

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Página 99 - We had lost our glory, honour, and reputation every where but in India: there the country had a heaven-born general, who had never learned the art of war, nor was his name enrolled among the great officers who had for many years received their country's pay ; yet was he not afraid to attack a numerous army with a handful of men.
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Página 115 - the admitted abuses which it corrected, the great strength of the administration in England at the time when it was introduced, the ability and influence of the president of the board of control, and the firmness and integrity of the nobleman who was first invested with the high powers which the amended bill of 1786 so wisely gave to the governor-general of India, — all contributed to cover its defects, and to bring its merits into the most prominent point of view.
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Página 109 - ... write a petition against them ; the conspiracy not proved. A few days after, Nundcomar accused of forgery, condemned, and hanged, amidst the tears and shrieks of his countrymen."*
Página 115 - India; all contributed to cover its defects, and to bring its merits into the most prominent point of view. But subsequent events have shown, that it required all these aids to render it successful, and that the failure of any one of them would have had the most serious effect upon its operation.
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Página 31 - The guns of the three cutters opened on them with shell and canister shot, "which made them scamper away as fast as their legs could carry them, but from the frying-pan into the fire. The infantry met them as they were taking to their heels, and opened a raking fire upon them.

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