The History of the British Empire in India, Volum 4


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Side 333 - Singh engages never to take, or retain, in his service any British subject, nor the subject of any European or American State, without the consent of the British Government.
Side 428 - Behind the bush the bowmen hide, The horse beneath the tree ; Where shall I find a knight will ride • The jungle paths with me ? There are five and fifty coursers there, And four and fifty men ; When the fifty-fifth shall mount his steed, The Deckan thrives again !
Side 478 - Enemy's cavalry, which they routed and pursued as long as there was a chance of doing them any mischief. A few of the Enemy's guns, which had been charged by the cavalry, but which had re-opened their fire, upon the latter advancing in pursuit of that of the Enemy, were charged and carried again in a very spirited manner by five companies from the reserve under Lieut.-col.
Side 584 - Ochterlony," said the governorgeneral, " you have obliterated a distinction painful for the officers of the Honourable Company, and you have opened the doors for your brothers in arms to a reward, which their recent display of exalted spirit and invincible intrepidity prove could not be more deservedly extended to the officers of any army on earth...
Side 574 - On that evening the enemy made another sally into the pottah and gained the main street. They were repulsed, but success was accompanied by the loss of Colonel Fraser, who fell in the act of rallying his men. On the morning of the 21st an accidental explosion in the rear of the breaching battery proved fatal to two native officers and about a hundred men. The disaster did not extend to the battery, which continued firing with good effect.
Side 188 - Seven redoubts, and many batteries, mounted with heavy cannon, occupied the most commanding grounds within the lines. The fort of Cornelis was in the centre, and the whole of the works were defended by a numerous and wellorganized artillery. The season was too far advanced, the heat too violent, and our numbers insufficient, to admit of regular approaches.
Side 8 - I deem it proper to apprise your lordship that, as a mere point of honour, I am disposed to compromise, or even to abandon that demand, if it should ultimately prove to be the only obstacle to a satisfactory adjustment...
Side 33 - Even the probability of Scindia's ultimate success would not, in my opinion, constitute a sufficient objection to the proposed arrangement ; being satisfied of the expediency even of admitting into the territories in question the power of Dowlut Rao Scindia, rather than that we should preserve any control over or connection with them...
Side 346 - Whatever maybe his fate, or whatever the result of his misfortune to my own fame, I will endeavour to shield his character from obloquy, nor will I attempt the mean purpose of sacrificing his reputation to save mine.
Side 457 - Pagah, &c., shall encamp at such places as may be prescribed by the British officers, in conformity to the provisions of the 6'th Article. The territories depending on the forts above-mentioned will continue to be managed by the officers of the Maharaja, who will receive every support from the British Government and its officers.

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