The English in India: letters from Nagpore, written in 1857-58

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Side 148 - And pretty stuff they made of it. As for their Eadical allies, we may add from the same source, as their particular object, " Sufficeth then, the good old plan, That they may take who have the power, And they may keep who can.
Side 51 - I take this fitting occasion of recording my strong and deliberate opinion, that, in the exercise of a wise and sound policy, the British Government is bound not to put aside or to neglect such rightful opportunities of acquiring territory or revenue as may from time to time present themselves...
Side 144 - It might have been expected that, when insurrection first arose in Oudh, and before it had grown to a formidable head, the village occupants, who had been so highly favoured by the British Government, and in justice to whom it had initiated a policy distasteful to the most powerful class in the province, would have come forward in support of the Government, who had endeavoured to restore them ta their hereditary rights, and with whose interest their interests were identical.
Side 203 - The Cotton and Commerce of India. Considered in Relation to the Interests of Great Britain; with Remarks on Railway Communication in the Bombay Presidency. By JOHN CHAPMAN, Founder and late Manager of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway Company.
Side 145 - Government, who had endeavoured to restore them ta their hereditary rights, and with whose interest their interests were identical. Such, however, was not the case. So far as I am yet informed, not an individual dared to be loyal to the Government which had befriended him. The village occupants as a body relapsed into their former subjection to the Taluqdar, owned and obeyed his authority as if he had been their lawful suzerain, and joined the ranks of those who rose up in arms against the British...
Side 152 - It must be borne in mind, as a leading principle, that the desire and intention of the Government is to deal with the actual occupants of the soil, that is, with village zemindars, or...
Side 203 - INDIAN POLITICAL REFORM. . Being Brief Hints, together with a Plan for the Improvement of the Constituency of the East India Company, and the Promotion of Public Works. By JOHN CHAPMAN.
Side 152 - The settlement should be made, village by village, with the parties actually in possession, but without any recognition, either formal or indirect, of their proprietary right." * * * "It must be borne in mind, as a leading principle, that the desire and intention of the Government is to deal with the actual occupants of the soil...
Side 204 - Outram, CB, from the Office of Resident at the Court of the Gaekwar. With Explanatory Notes, and Remarks on the Letter of LR Reid, Esq., to the Editor of the Daily News.

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