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Side 87 - Ah! then and there was hurrying to and fro, And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress, And cheeks all pale, which but an hour ago Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness: And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts; and choking sighs, Which ne'er might be repeated...
Side 29 - That no native of the said territories, nor any natural-born subject of His Majesty resident therein shall, by reason only of his religion, place of birth, descent, colour or any of them, be disabled from holding any place, office or employment under the said Company.
Side 292 - 1. It is hereby enacted and declared, that no public officer shall, in execution of any decree or order of court, or for the enforcement of any demand of rent or revenue, sell, or cause to be sold, any person, or the right to the compulsory labour or services of any person, on the ground that such person is in a state of slavery.
Side 60 - A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure. Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as one would, and the like, but it wouM leave the minds of a number of men poor shrunken things, full of melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to themselves?
Side 202 - Nothing has occurred to induce me to change my first opinion, that the measure commended by considerations of political and military prudence, is to bring back the armies now in Afghanistan at the earliest period at which their retirement can be effected consistently with the health and efficiency of the troops...
Side 52 - Sir, — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords...
Side 276 - considered the subject of your lordship's letter of the 4th instant ; having looked at the difficulties in every point of view, and reflected on the advantages which would attend a successful accomplishment of such a move, and the moral influence it would have throughout Asia, I have come to a determination to retire a portion of the army under my command, via Ghuznee and Kabool.* I shall take with me not a large but a compact and well-tried force, on which I can rely.
Side 199 - Candahar, to the security of our troops now in the field from all unnecessary risk, and, finally to the re-establishment of our military reputation by the infliction of some signal and decisive blow upon the Affghans, which may make it appear to them, to our own subjects, and to our allies, that we have the power of inflicting punishment upon those who commit atrocities and violate their faith...
Side 236 - At this moment the torch of the first Arab went out ; I was close to him, and saw him fall on his side ; he uttered a groan ; his legs were strongly convulsed, and I heard a rattling noise in his throat ; he was dead. The Arab behind me, seeing the torch of his companion extinguished, and conceiving he had stumbled, passed me, advanced to his assistance, and stooped. I observed him appear faint, totter, and fall in a moment — he also was dead. 'The third Arab came forward and made an effort to...